our experience

Between them, Ross and John have over 50 years experience providing legal services to clients in Bruce and Grey counties.

Between them, Lois and Elizabeth have over 40 years experience in providing specialized legal support in real estate, estate planning & administration, law office administration, legal accounting, plus a host of other skills and abilities that focus on the business of law, allowing Ross and John to concentrate on the practice of law.

our strength

Both Ross and John have extensive experience at every level of our Courts in Ontario, including:

Ontario Court of Justice

Superior Court of Justice

Court of Appeal for Ontario

our lawyers

Meet our legal team . . .

Ross C. McLean, LL.B.

Born and raised in Bruce County, from a farming background, Ross graduated from Chesley District High School, then on to Guelph and then Toronto for law school, before returning to article and begin his career as a lawyer in Bruce County. Ross has been practicing law in this area for over 30 years. Ross also sits as a Deputy Judge in the Superior Court of Justice, Small Claims Court, in Walkerton, Owen Sound and Orangeville. A graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School, Ross was called to the Bar in 1979.

Outside his law practice, Ross has also found time to support and participate in a number charitable and public service related organizations, including: Chair of the Children's Aid Society for the County of Bruce, board member for the Chesley and District Memorial Hospital, founding member of the Grey-Bruce Community Health Corporation, board member of Bruce Grey Childrens' Services, and others.


John W.E. Gilbert, LL.B.

Born and raised in New Brunswick, John has called Bruce County home for over 20 years now. After a 10 year career as a marketing executive in the soft drink industry, John returned to university in his early thirties to fulfill a lifelong ambition of becoming a lawyer. A graduate of the University of New Brunswick Law School, John graduated in 1989, and was called to the Bar in Ontario in 1990.

John is a past president of the Bruce Law Association and the Walkerton Rotary Club. He has been Walkerton area chair of the Easter Seal Society, a founding director of the Walkerton Community Foundation, and Master of Ceremonies, to Her Excellency, the Right Honourable Adrian Clarkson, Governor General of Canada, for the opening and dedication of Walkerton Heritage Water Garden, Jun. 16, 2001.


our staff

Our staff are second to none - great to work with - an incredible asset to our firm - constantly supporting Ross and John in meeting client needs.

    Elizabeth Mooney

    Elizabeth is our Wills, Trusts & Estates Administrator, general accountant and Chesley office administrator. Her's is usually the first face you meet when you visit our Chesley office or the first voice you hear when you call. Elizabeth has been with us for over 4 years.


    Lois Fiske

    Lois fronts our Sauble Beach office, and although she wears multiple hats on our behalf, she brings over 35 years experience in both residential and commercial real estate law, in all its aspects and many related challenges, including first-nations land lease transfers. Lois has been with us for over 8 years.