Lawyers

Kelsey R. Fuerst

Kelsey was called to the Ontario bar in 2017. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Science from Bemidji State University in Minnesota and a Juris Doctor from the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University.  She currently practices primarily in the areas of criminal and family litigation.

Born and raised in Dryden, Kelsey understands the unique legal issues and challenges people from the North face. She strives to provide her clients with practical legal solutions that fits their needs.

Throughout Kelsey’s studies she had been an active member of various student government organizations which led to many volunteer opportunities with the Red Cross, and the American Cancer Society. She also has experience lobbying state-government agencies for school tuition caps on behalf of students.

During Kelsey’s second year of law school Kelsey worked with Lakehead University Legal Services Clinic serving members of the community facing Landlord/Tenant issues, Provincial Offence charges, and actioning and defending small civil claims. Outside of work Kelsey enjoys all outdoor activities Northwestern Ontario has to offer including fishing and camping. She enjoys listening to country music, public radio and podcasts. She is an avid hockey player and an amateur puzzler. She is enthusiastic about travelling and experiencing different food and cultures of the world. She loves spending time with friends and family.


Mark G. Van Walleghem

Mark was born and raised in Kenora and received a B. Sc. and an LL. B from Queen’s University in Kingston. He was called to the bar in Ontario in 1976 and has practiced in Dryden since that time.

Mark is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, a member of the Canadian Bar Association, and a past president of the Kenora District Law Association. His practice is focused in the areas of criminal and family law and has been representing clients in these areas for more than 40 years in courts in Dryden, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout, Ignace, and the North.


Willem J. Vermeer

Will was born and raised in Dryden and received a B. A. from the University of Western Ontario and his law degree from the University of Windsor. He was called to the bar in Ontario in 1976 and has practiced in Dryden since then.

Will is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, a member of the Canadian Bar Association, and a past president of the Kenora District Law Association.  His focus of practice is both residential and commercial real estate, wills, powers of attorneys, and estates.