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Our firm traces its roots to 1907 when Angus MacDonald opened the first law office in Lacombe, Alberta. In 1919, James. S. McCormick, Q.C., took up articles with him and when MacDonald was appointed a District Court Judge, the firm passed to J.S. McCormick. His son, Donald McCormick, also practiced with the firm and later went on to be appointed a Judge. Recent retirees, Andy Advani, Q.C. and Alex Rose both spent their junior years working under Don McCormick, as did Ken Cruickshank. One of Lacombe's largest schools is now named after J.S. McCormick in recognition of his long and tireless efforts as a School Board Trustee.

Firm members, including staff, regularly attend seminars and courses to stay current with changes in the law. Mr. Cruickshank, Mr. Hemmingson and Mr. Ziakris teach law-related courses in the community and have been involved in a wide range of volunteer activities. Mr. Ziakris also teaches law-related courses at Red Deer College for aspiring legal assistants.

Our office serves as the registered office for hundreds of corporations, ranging from small family businesses to established companies with international interests. The firm also has extensive experience in litigation and trial work including divorce, estate, personal injury and commercial litigation.

Our Philosophy

We strive to always provide value and high quality services for our clients. We challenge ourselves to understand the needs of our clients, to be responsive and to provide comprehensive services. We offer quality service, creative expertise, hard-earned experience and a dedicated professional staff.