How we got here

A message about Jonathan Marler

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The law firm was first started by Jonathan H. Marler, who practiced law for over 50 years and was my mentor.  I met Jonathan when I joined the firm for my articling period.  I remained with the firm after that time ended and eventually, we became partners in Marler & Kane LLP.  Sadly, Jonathan passed away on January 13, 2024.

Jonathan loved to pass on his knowledge to the next generation. He particularly enjoyed teaching younger associates, law students and high school co-op students, in the hope that they achieve careers that have been as rewarding as his. Jonathan had a true passion and love of sailing and exploring his family history.

I will be forever grateful to Jonathan for taking me under his wing.  Fair winds and following seas, Jonathan.

Mitchell Kane
Lawyer & Notary Public

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Our values.

We believe that every individual deserves access to justice and a fair resolution to their legal disputes. Our firm is committed to providing high-quality legal representation to our clients across a wide range of legal matters.

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To us, being accessible means more than just being available by phone or email. We are committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment where our clients feel comfortable discussing their legal matters with us, and that our office is physically accessible to all of our clients, regardless of any mobility or other challenges they may face. We recognize that every client is unique, with their own set of concerns, goals, and priorities, and we are dedicated to providing personalized legal services that meet their individual needs.

We believe that building strong client relationships is not only important for our clients, but for our firm as well. As our primary source of referrals, we strive to exceed our client's expectations in every aspect of our work. We are committed to providing personalized and responsive legal services, building long-lasting relationships, and achieving successful outcomes for each and every client that we represent.


We understand that legal matters can be complex and confusing, and believe that it is our responsibility to ensure that our clients are well-informed and involved in the legal process. We strive for clear and open dialog with our clients and take the time to listen to our clients' concerns in order to understand their needs and provide legal solutions that meet their unique needs.

We believe in keeping our clients informed throughout the legal process, and provide regular updates on the progress of their case. We believe that by involving our clients in the legal process we can establish a trusted relationship and have achieving a successful outcome.

In addition to verbal communication and email, we endeavor to use new technologies to enhance communication with our clients. Providing our clients with additional ways to contact us, review and pay invoices, or examine important documents related to their case allows us to increase productivity and more easily track the progress of each case.


We believe that integrity is a foundational component of our practice and is essential to earning and maintaining the trust of our clients, colleagues, and the broader community. To us, that means being honest and transparent in all that we do, and providing our clients with accurate and reliable legal advice, even if it may not always be what they want to hear.

We also believe in upholding the highest ethical standards in all of our work. As such, we are committed to promoting fairness and justice in the legal system and to advocating for the rights of all of our clients, regardless of their background or circumstances. We believe that our clients deserve legal representation that is not only effective but also ethical and responsible.

We recognize that our reputation for integrity is not only one of our most valuable assets, but also is often what sets us apart from other firms and allows us to provide exceptional legal services to our clients.


We recognize the critical importance of knowledge in providing high-quality legal services to our clients. We believe that staying up-to-date with the latest legal developments, case law, and best practices is essential to providing effective and efficient legal representation. To us, that means not only having a thorough understanding of the law, but also having the ability to apply that knowledge to the unique circumstances of each client's case.

We are committed to continuous learning and development, investing in ongoing education and professional development opportunities for our lawyers and staff. We believe that this commitment to knowledge and learning is what allows us to deliver exceptional legal services to our clients and to stay ahead of the curve in an ever-changing legal landscape.

Above all, we recognize that knowledge is one of our most valuable assets, and we are committed to investing in it, sharing it, and leveraging it to provide exceptional legal services to our clients.

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