Our team of high performance lawyers shares a commitment to client success, providing a level of service and legal expertise second to none.

About Us

The founding partners of the firm, Richard Skibinski, John Shipton, Henry Szpiech and John Ellis have established a reputation amongst the Hamilton Legal community for exceptional service and advocacy.  Whether you are in need of representation in a real-estate transaction or experienced litigation counsel, the lawyers at Szpiech, Ellis, Skibinski, Shipton will ensure that you receive the highest quality of service and competence possible.

Family Law

We understand that a separation is an extremely difficult time for all parties involved.  Our lawyers have proven success in ensuring our client’s rights are protected to the utmost degree while being sensitive to the long term needs of family’s.  We offer a variety of services from separation agreements to emergency situations and high conflict litigation

Wills and Estates

Effective estate planning is essential in avoiding future confusion and potential family conflict.  Our lawyers have 35 years of experience in estate planning, administration and if there is a conflict, estate litigation.  With our knowledge and expertise we are confident that we can effectively guide all of our client’s in obtaining their desired results.

Real Estate

We act for a variety of clients in both residential and commercial transactions.  Having good representation is essential in protecting you from the many pitfalls that can exist when buying or selling a property.  In selecting any of our lawyers, you can be confident that you will obtain competent advice, excellent service and value.

Litigation Services

Our lawyers have extensive litigation experience in all levels of court, including the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Justice and various Boards and Tribunals.  Whether your matter is related to Estate Litigation, Family Litigation, Employment Law, Corporate and Commercial Law or Criminal Law, the lawyers at Szpiech, Ellis, Skibinski, Shipton can provide you with well respected and effective litigation counsel.