Strengthening Our Community Through Client-Centered Advice

Building relationships. Empowering clients. Service with integrity.

Communities are strengthened when their citizens understand their rights and responsibilities and the rights and responsibilities of their peers. Balance and creativity begin with an appreciation of the entire community.

Ireton Fendley Professional Corporation helps clients understand the law and how it impacts them and others. For us, providing legal advice isn't just about the law... it's about people.

About Us

Ireton Fendley Professional Corporation is a small law firm serving Lanark and Frontenac Counties.

Established in 1987 by Peter C.W. Woodwark and David C. Stevens as Woodwark & Stevens we continue our predecessors' focus on service to clients with balance and compassion.

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Elizabeth Midolo

Elizabeth graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2007, where she completed her undergraduate degree with Honours in Criminology and Honours in Psychology. She obtained her law degree from the University of Ottawa Common Law Program in 2010.

Growing up, Elizabeth trained in Shotokan Karate and earned her 2nd degree black belt. She was fortunate enough to travel the world, competing nationally and internationally in the sport. Elizabeth continues to train in martial arts (albeit not as gracefully as in her youth) including Karate, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Elizabeth joined Ireton Fendley practicing criminal, family and civil litigation. She enjoys working closely with her clients to develop creative solutions to issues.

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Katelyn Lough

Katelyn completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Ottawa, with an Honours Specialization in Criminology. Katelyn has exclusively practiced family and civil litigation since her call to the bar in 2017, after obtaining her law degree from Queen's University in 2016. Prior to moving to Perth and joining Ireton Fendley Professional Corporation, Katelyn summered, articled, and was an associate at a leading regional law firm. She has experience at all levels of court in Ontario, including the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice, and Divisional Court. She is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association, Association of Family and Concilliation Courts, Frontenac Law Association, and County of Lanark Law Association.

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Jessica C. Wilcox

After growing up in the Perth area, Jessica went to the University of Ottawa and graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts. She then decided to move on to Algonquin College and graduated with a Paralegal Post-Graduate Certificate. Once licensed, Jessica wanted to be back and work to help the community that she called home for so many years.

David C. Stevens

One of the firm's co-founders, David had a general practice for a number of years before focusing on family law. He has now retired from the practice of law but remains a regular part of the office, offering family mediation services by appointment. Outside his mediation practice David teaches yoga at The Yoga Connection, ministers at Boyd's United Church and continues to compete in marathons and triathlons.

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Peter C. W. Woodwark

Prior to his retirement at the end of 2018, Peter specialized in real estate and estate planning and administration. A teacher at heart, he did his best to ensure clients understood the legal issues they faced and their options for moving forward. Now that he has retired he is able to devote his energy to the other love of his life: music. Peter continues in his role as organist at St. James Anglican Church and is happily mastering the foot pedals of the organ.

Wendy Moncrieff

A Perth native, Wendy has been with the firm since it was established in 1987. She enjoys providing guidance and practical support to clients who have recently experienced the death of a loved one. She also enjoys delving into complex real estate problems such as rights of way and severances.

Wendy is happily married with two children and four very active grandchildren. She loves spending time at her home on Otty Lake with her friends and extended family.

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Katherine Burtch

After working in a variety of customer service roles Katherine obtained her law clerk diploma in 2006. Since then she has worked at a number of Ottawa law firms fine-tuning her skills as a real estate clerk. She joined Ireton Fendley Professional Corporation in August 2018, moving closer to home and embracing a quieter lifestyle without a daily city commute.

Julie Wright

Julie’s calm, approachable and professional manner eases the personal strain felt by the firm’s clients who are working through family separation and divorce. She enjoys helping clients choose the process option that is best for them. Julie was born and raised in Perth. Her favourite things include her two grown children, spending time with her husband at their trailer, and her fur-baby Murphy.

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Chantele Mitchell

Chantele became a member of the Ireton Fendley team in 1992 as a real estate clerk. She now assists the firm with all billing-related matters. Chantele has raised two children with her husband on their farm in Middleville, where she enjoys caring for her family's horses and chickens.

Marnie Turmel

Working with the firm since 2011, Marnie enjoys making sure the firm accounts for all money belonging to clients. When not at the firm Marnie assists other local small businesses with their bookkeeping and financial management.

Areas of Law

Real Estate

  • purchases, sales & mortgages
  • family transfers
  • non-resident dispositions
  • severances
  • easements

Estate Planning
& Administration

  • wills & powers of attorney
  • probate applications
  • advice for executors and trustees
  • executor and trustee services

Small Business Law

  • incorporation
  • corporate restructuring
  • shareholders agreement
  • succession planning
  • employment law

& Charity Law

  • incorporation
  • policy development & review
  • charitable status application
  • employment law

Small Claims Matters

  • unpaid debts
  • damage to personal property
  • return of personal property
  • claims up to $35,000

Landlord Tenant
Board Matters

  • tenant evictions
  • rent increases
  • early termination of lease
  • tenant concerns

Family Law

  • domestic contracts
  • custody & access
  • child & spousal support
  • division of property

Family Mediation

  • parenting agreements
  • support agreements
  • property agreements


Building community is part of what we do. Ireton Fendley Professional Corporation considers making a contribution to our community an integral part of our firm's social responsibility. As part of our contribution, we support local charitable organizations through annual giving to United Way Lanark County and Perth & District Community Foundation.

United Way Lanark County and Perth & District Community Foundation are leading organizations promoting positive social change. These organizations are aligned with our core values of integrity, empowerment and relationships, and are better able to identify local needs and mobilize collective action to create a greater impact in the diverse communities we serve.

We welcome our community to challenge us to increase our impact. If you have a project or cause that aligns with our values, please contact us to discuss how we might contribute.

Perth Office

8 Gore Street West
Perth, Ontario
K7H 2L6

Tel: (613) 264-8080
Fax: (613) 264-8084

Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Sharbot Lake Office

1110 Elizabeth Street
Sharbot Lake, Ontario
K0H 2P0

Tel: (613) 279-2236

Meetings in Sharbot Lake are by appointment only.

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