About Us: Where We Came From and Where We Are Going

Wishart Law Firm LLP can trace its beginnings to the day in 1900 when the McFadden brothers hung out their shingle.

Moses and Uriah McFadden set up office at the intersection of Brock and Queen Street. They practiced together until Moses was appointed to the bench in 1915. Ernest McMillan, a young lawyer from Prince Edward Island, then joined the firm. When Uriah McFadden was appointed a judge in 1931, Ernest brought his younger brother, Gordon to the City of Sault Ste. Marie to join him in the practice of law. The firm was known as McMillan and McMillan until 1939, when Arthur Wishart, a New Brunswick-born lawyer, left his practice in Blind River to come to Sault Ste. Marie. The name of the firm was changed to Wishart and McMillan. By the end of World War II, illness had forced Gordon McMillan to leave the firm.

Mr. Wishart retired from active practice when he was elected to the Ontario Legislature. Gerald E. Nori and C. Bruce Noble assumed leadership. Mr. Noble thereafter accepted an appointment to the bench, leaving the firm in the capable control of Mr. Nori.

Mr. Nori was widely known and highly regarded for his talent, wisdom and knowledge. He practiced law for over 40 years and will always remain an important part of the Wishart firm. Mr. Nori passed away on January 31, 2007 but continues to be respected and fondly remembered by the clients, partners and staff of Wishart Law Firm LLP.

Wishart Law Firm LLP has produced a total of seven judges: Moses McFadden, Uriah McFadden, Derek Holder, Patrick Fitzgerald, John Wright, Stan Kuvisko, and Bruce Noble. Drawing on our past experience we have built a firm rich in talent and experience. Under the leadership of Gordon P. Acton and Orlando M. Rosa, the lawyers and staff of Wishart Law Firm continue to provide excellent solutions for all clients.

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Wishart Law Firm LLP

Established in 1900, Wishart Law Firm LLP offers forward-thinking legal services not constrained by the passage of time. We provide legal advice to some of the most remarkable people and companies in Ontario.


390 Bay Street, Suite 500
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 1X2


Phone:  705-949-6700

Email: wishart@wishartlaw.com


Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:45 AM - 5:30 PM

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