Our Lawyers

Andrea Bezaire

Andrea Bezaire graduated from the University of Windsor Faculty of Law in 2005 and prior to that, graduated from Western University with a Bachelor of Arts, honours, in Political Science in 2002. She was the valedictorian of her graduating class and was the recipient of the Political Science award for having the highest overall average.

 

Andrea started her legal career at the Toronto office of a multinational law firm working in the corporate finance and commercial real estate departments. From there, Andrea worked at a national firm in London, Ontario specializing in management side labour and employment law.

 

Currently, Andrea is practising in the areas of corporate law, residential real estate, wills and estates, municipal law and employment law. Andrea and her husband Derek live in Strathroy with their four children. She is an active member of the community and has served on a variety of boards including, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of London and Area, King’s University College Board of Directors and the Strathroy and District Chamber of Commerce.

Bradley Hemeryck

Bradley Hemeryck joined Quinlan & Somerville in 2012 where he began focusing on Real Estate as well as Wills and Estates under the guidance of Charlene Quinlan, until her retirement. Born in the small town of Delhi, Ontario, Brad has found practising in Strathroy an excellent fit and often speaks at local Will and Estate seminars and Real Estate workshops.

 

Brad has an Honours BA in History and a BA in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario. Brad graduated from the University of Western Faculty of Law in 2010 and Articled with a medium sized firm in London.

 

When Brad is not busy with the practise of law he enjoys spending time with his wife Sarah and their two children.

Jonathon Barnett

Jonathon Barnett grew up in London, Ontario. He attended Oakridge Secondary School and played a season with the Strathroy Rockets when he was 16. He attended McGill University for his undergraduate degree where he completed a double major in economics and psychology, with great distinction. He completed his law degree at the University of Western Ontario, graduating in 2012. Jon completed his articles with a large firm in London and was called to the bar in 2013.

 

Jon’s practise is focused on business law, real estate and succession planning.

 

Outside of the office Jon enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. He also continues to play hockey, squash and golf, when he can find the time. Jon also serves on the board of directors at the Middlesex Hospital Alliance.

Katherine Tomaszewski

Kathy Tomaszewski (de Jong) grew up on a farm near Centralia, Ontario and attended high school in Exeter. While studying law at the University of Western Ontario, Kathy worked for two summers in tax and litigation for Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt in Toronto. After graduating with the gold medal for the highest average in her graduating class at Western, Kathy clerked (articled) for the Chief Justice of Canada, the late Honourable Bora Laskin, at the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa. She completed a graduate degree at Harvard Law School, and began her legal career as a full-time law professor at the University of Western Ontario. Kathy was awarded tenure at an early point in her career, and for 10 years enjoyed teaching at Western and publishing in the fields of constitutional, corporate, commercial, securities and secured transactions. Kathy has consulted for the Ontario Securities Commission, the Ontario Human Rights Commission, and has been a member of the board of various charitable organizations. Most recently, before joining BHB, Kathy practised corporate and commercial law (remotely from home) with a Toronto law firm.

In addition to her legal career, Kathy has been extensively involved with private education and the needs of individuals with learning and developmental challenges.

Kathy’s practise is focused on business law, real estate and succession planning.

Outside of the office, Kathy enjoys spending time with her husband and their nine children.

Memberships- Law Society of Ontario, Middlesex Law Association.


Arthur Quinlan (Retired)

Arthur Quinlan was born and raised in Strathroy, Ontario.  He attended Our Lady Immaculate primary school and Strathroy District Collegiate Institute secondary school.


He attended University of Toronto and The University of Western Ontario, majoring in commerce and mathematics before entering law school at The University of Western Ontario, graduating in 1982.  He articled in the Kitchener Waterloo area with Gowlings, and was called to the bar in 1984. Arthur retired March 31, 2017 from active practise in order to spend more time doing the things he loves outside of the law.

Robert Waters (Retired)

Robert G. Waters graduated from the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law in 1972 and prior to that, graduated from UWO with a Bachelor of Arts in 1969. Rob developed an expertise in many areas of the law, including agricultural matters, being the first chair Normal Farm Practises Board and since 2004 he has acted as the Drainage Referee for the Province of Ontario.

 

Rob and his wife Jayne, raised their four children in Strathroy and now are the proud grandparents to thirteen grandchildren. Rob has been an active member of the community and has served on a variety of boards, including the Strathroy Middlesex Hospital Foundation Board, the Strathroy Rotary Club and the Strathroy-Middlesex Multi-Service Centre Corporation to set up Delivery of Social Services in West-Middlesex County.