Leading Niagara Region Law Firm Celebrates 140th Anniversary
09/15/2022

Honouring Over a Century of Commitment to Serving the Community

Online PR News – 15-September-2022 – St. Catharines, ON – Lancaster Chown & Welch LLP announced that it is marking 140 years in practice. The firm opened its doors in 1882 with a commitment to offering exceptional legal knowledge paired with practical and cost-efficient solutions to clients across the Niagara region.

“We’re so grateful to have been able to serve the Niagara region for over a century. Being there for our community and giving back is such an important part of the work we do,” said Harry Korosis, Senior Partner at Lancaster Chown & Welch LLP. “We understand the trust our clients put in us when they come to us with an issue and we deeply respect that gesture; that’s why we emphasize offering services from knowledgeable and understanding legal professionals.”

Lancaster Chown & Welch LLP is formed from a merger of four of Niagara's leading law firms--Lancaster, Brooks and Welch, Chown Cairns, Graves & Richard, and Broderick & Partners. The combined entity stands as a united front of Niagara region's excellent legal talent. It retains the unwavering commitment to offering unparalleled legal insight and client service.

Dating back over 140 years and with its predecessor firms, Lancaster Chown & Welch LLP brings a rich history of serving the Niagara region. Members of the firm have been appointed to the bench, been elected to Parliament (federal and Ontario), served as Crown Attorneys, and continue to participate in municipal leadership.

Over the decades, its members have done their best to look after the Niagara community. Mackenzie Chown served as Mayor of St. Catharines, and with others, was instrumental in the establishment of Brock University. John Broderick, a fighter pilot in World War II, remains, after 72 years in practice, the longest-standing member of the Ontario bar and has been recognized by the Law Society as one of the leading lawyers in Ontario.

Many long-serving staff, including Dorine Chorlton, who started with the firm in 1930 and worked until retirement, Cheryl Aulbrook, Pam Nye, Annette Celestini, Veronica Scanterbury, Lisa Schafer, Angie Carluccio, and many others, have devoted their lives to advancing the interests of clients.

About Lancaster Chown & Welch LLP
Lancaster Chown & Welch LLP is a full-service law firm with a team of 35 lawyers and 115 legal professionals based out of offices in St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, and Welland.

Over the years, the firm has established itself as a leader in practice areas such as administrative and municipal law, corporate and commercial law, construction law, family law, labour and employment, personal injury, real estate, intellectual property, wills and estates, and litigation.

For Further Information, Please Contact
Jennifer Wark
Lancaster Chown & Welch LLP
+1 (647) 360-3789
jwark@lcwlawyers.com