Professional integrity motivates every decision the firm makes on a client’s behalf.

Members of our firm often caucus when a challenging legal problem confronts our clients. In this way, the firm’s collective experience and judgment is brought to bear on the solution to your problem.

 
 

We’re proud of our competent, industrious, and dedicated support staff. Together, our firm will ensure your file progresses and keep you informed. We’ve also developed strategic relationships with other professionals in the region to ensure you have the tools and professional advice required to find solutions to your problems.

We’ve developed a reputation for caring about our clients and community.

 
 
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Raymond Gemmill

Raymond attended Bond University located on the Gold Coast of Australia, where he graduated with Honours from the Juris Doctor (JD) program. Prior to Law School, Raymond was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University. Called to the Bar in 2010, Raymond transitioned from articling student at our firm to seasoned practitioner. Raymond’s core areas of practice include Criminal, Real Estate and Wills & Estate work. While adept at finding practical, cost effective solutions to a given issue - Raymond also has considerable trial experience when your situation calls for representation in court. Raymond can be found enjoying time his wife Jen and their three sons when he is not in the office.

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Blake Jeffries

After studying abroad at Glasgow Caledonian University and completing his law degree at Leeds University, Blake returned home to practice law in the Kawartha Lakes. Blake is an empaneled lawyer for criminal and family law legal aid certificates, including child protection. His developing practice also focuses on residential real estate transactions, refinancing and civil litigation. Blake transitioned from an articling student to one of our partners at the outset of 2019. He is committed to continuous education and improvement as a lawyer. Outside of the courtroom, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife Arianna, family, and friends. He brings a distinct work ethic and consideration to the service of his clients and the practice of law.

 
 
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Jarret Johnston

Jarret graduated from Fenelon Falls Secondary School as class Valedictorian in 2002 and then obtained his Honours B.A at the University of Guelph. Jarret then attended Law School at the University of Windsor, his father’s alma mater, earning his Juris Doctor in 2012. Jarret then returned home to the Kawartha Lakes to live and commence his articles with Susan N. Peel and his father, Timothy W. Johnston. Jarret practices primarily in Family Law specializing in litigation, collaborative, and traditional settlement work. Jarret also offers services in Wills and Estates, and Real Estate. Jarret sits on the executive for the Kawartha Collaborative Practice, the executive of the Victoria Haliburton Law Association, and is a Director for the Children's Services Council. Jarret’s wife, Megan, practices law with Smitiuch Injury Law in the Greater Toronto Area, while they raise their two young children together. Jarret is passionate about getting his clients the best result possible with the least amount of financial, mental, and emotional damage, whether in the boardroom or courtroom.

 
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Rod Farn

Rod obtained a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Toronto in 1969. Rod then attended the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) program at Osgoode Hall, from which he graduated in 1972. For over 40 years, Rod has practiced law in this community. Rod’s practice remains focused in the areas of corporate and commercial law, real estate, and estates. Rod acts as senior counsel at the firm and mentors the firm’s articling students.

 
 
 

Our History

A Tradition of Service

This law firm began in 1949 as Cunningham, Thomson and Thomson, and has continued to represent clients in Lindsay and the surrounding area to this date. The firm Evolved to Thomson, Scott and Logan in 1974, following the appointment of the Honourable David M. Thomson to the Ontario Superior Court. Justice Thomson was joined by the Honourable David H. Logan in 1981, who was also appointed to the Ontario Superior Court.

Subsequent to the appointment of Justice Logan, the firm moved forward as Glass, Farn, and Reynolds. The firm proceeded under this name until 1997, when the Honourable Bruce A. Glass was appointed to the Ontario Superior Court. With its offices at its present location since 1960, the firm carried on as Gemmill, Farn and Reynolds until the passing of David Gemmill and retirement of Ivan Reynolds – both after distinguished careers of 40 plus years.

Commencing 2019 the firm merged with Johnston & Johnston LLP and progressed under the banner of Gemmill, Johnston & Jeffries LLP.

We are the longest established law firm in the Kawartha Lakes, and look forward to evolving with our growing community.

 
 
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