Monika-Kimmel

Monika Kimmel

Year of Call: 2019

Areas of Practice:

Monika Kimmel joined Ryder-Burbidge Hurley Foster in 2022 as an associate lawyer. Her practice focuses on immigration, real estate and wills and estate.

Before becoming a lawyer, Monika completed a Bachelor degree at Université Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and worked as social worker in one of the most multiethnic neighborhood in Montreal. During this time that she set out on a journey to become a lawyer and she subsequently moved to Moncton, New Brunswick.

Monika earned her law degree from Université de Moncton and was called to the New Brunswick Bar. She worked as a Sole practitioner with a general practice.

Recently, Monika became a member of the Law Society of Ontario and moved to Kingston to join our firm.

Originally from Hungary, Monika is passionate about helping her community. Her achievements and involvements earned her The most inspiring Immigrants in the Maritimes award in 2020.

She speaks in French, English and Hungarian.

    • Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    Jennifer Foster

    Jennifer Foster

    Barrister & Solicitor

    Registered Estate and Trust Practitioner (TEP)

    Year of Call: 2001

    Areas of Practice:

    Jennifer has provided legal services to the Kingston community for over ten years. Her main areas of practice include Wills and Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Corporate Law, and Real Estate Law. Jennifer is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, and holds the Trust and Estate Practitioner designation (TEP), having fulfilled all the requirements of the STEP Canada Diploma Program.

    Jennifer earned her law degree from Queen’s University in 1999 and has been a member of the Ontario Bar since 2001. Prior to practicing in Kingston, Jennifer served as legal counsel for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, gaining extensive experience in health law, policy, health privacy, and advocacy. She has a demonstrated expertise in the Mental Health Act, Health Care Consent Act 1996, and Substitute Decisions Act, 1992, which she has shared in courses and lectures provided for physicians, health practitioners, health policy makers, and academics.

    Jennifer’s expertise in this regard makes her ideally qualified to assist clients in resolving complex legal issues that arise in wills and estate planning and estate administration involving elder, consent, and capacity issues, as well as long-term health care and estate planning. Jennifer will work with your accountant and financial planners in order to ensure the best possible estate plan for your future and family needs.

    Jennifer is also an active member of the Kingston community. She is currently legal counsel to the Kingston Writersfest and sits on the Board of Directors for several local organisations and initiatives.

    If she’s not at the office, you can find Jennifer pushing around heavy things at Stone City Strength and Wellness or at the Kingston Boxing Club, where she trains in Muay Thai Kickboxing with a personal coach.

    Member of the Frontenac Law Association: https://cfla.on.ca/

    Board Appointments

      • Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
      K. Gordon Gwynne-Timothy

      K. Gordon Gwynne-Timothy

      Lawyer

      Year of Call: 1994

      Areas of Practice:

      Gordon Gwynne-Timothy joined Ryder-Burbidge Hurley Foster in 2019.  He enjoys helping clients with the full range of questions and issues that people bring with them in family law situations, in Estates law situations, and in other civil litigation matters.

      Gordon is a graduate of Harvard University, Cambridge University, and the University of Toronto Law School. He was a student athlete and enjoyed many hours rowing both at the Varsity level and for his College. He also has a love of Early Music and met his wife while singing for the well-known Tafelmusik choir in Toronto. After working for a time at a large Bay Street law firm in Toronto, Gordon took a very enjoyable and lengthy detour into studying philosophy, and then teaching and coaching at an independent boarding school. He returned to the practice of law in Kingston after moving there in 2013 with his wife and family.

      Gordon still enjoys choral singing when he can and is a tenor section lead and occasional soloist with the Melos Choir and Period Ensemble in Kingston. He enjoys spending time with his family in Kingston and Prince Edward County. He is a member of The Advocates’ Society.

      The Advocates’ Society www.advocates.ca
      Melos Choir and Period Instruments www.melos-earlymusic.org

        • Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada