Strengthening Our Community Through Client-Centered Advice

Building relationships. Empowering clients. Service with integrity.

Communities are strengthened when their citizens understand their rights and responsibilities and the rights and responsibilities of their peers. Balance and creativity begin with an appreciation of the entire community.

Ireton Fendley Professional Corporation helps clients understand the law and how it impacts them and others. For us, providing legal advice isn't just about the law... it's about people.

About Us

Ireton Fendley Professional Corporation is a small law firm serving Lanark and Frontenac Counties.

Established in 1987 by Peter C.W. Woodwark and David C. Stevens as Woodwark & Stevens we continue our predecessors' focus on service to clients with balance and compassion.

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Jessica C. Wilcox

After growing up in the Perth area, Jessica went to the University of Ottawa and graduated with an Honors Bachelor of Arts. She then decided to move on to Algonquin College and graduated with a Paralegal Post-Graduate Certificate. Once licensed, Jessica wanted to be back and work to help the community that she called home for so many years.

David C. Stevens

One of the firm's co-founders, David had a general practice for a number of years before focusing on family law. He has now retired from the practice of law but remains a regular part of the office, offering family mediation services by appointment. Outside his mediation practice David teaches yoga at The Yoga Connection, ministers at Boyd's United Church and continues to compete in marathons and triathlons.

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Peter C. W. Woodwark

Prior to his retirement at the end of 2018, Peter specialized in real estate and estate planning and administration. A teacher at heart, he did his best to ensure clients understood the legal issues they faced and their options for moving forward. Now that he has retired he is able to devote his energy to the other love of his life: music. Peter continues in his role as organist at St. James Anglican Church and is happily mastering the foot pedals of the organ.

Wendy Moncrieff

A Perth native, Wendy has been with the firm since it was established in 1987. She enjoys providing guidance and practical support to clients who have recently experienced the death of a loved one. She also enjoys delving into complex real estate problems such as rights of way and severances.

Wendy is happily married with two children and four very active grandchildren. She loves spending time at her home on Otty Lake with her friends and extended family.

Julie Wright

Julie’s calm, approachable and professional manner eases the personal strain felt by the firm’s clients who are working through family separation and divorce. She enjoys helping clients choose the process option that is best for them. Julie was born and raised in Perth. Her favourite things include her two grown children, spending time with her husband at their trailer, and her fur-baby Murphy.

Marnie Turmel

Working with the firm since 2011 Marnie enjoys making sure the firm accounts for all money belonging to clients. When not at the firm Marnie assists other local small businesses with their bookkeeping and financial management.

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Katherine Burtch

After working in a variety of customer service roles Katherine obtained her law clerk diploma in 2006. Since then she has worked at a number of Ottawa law firms fine-tuning her skills as a real estate clerk. She joined Ireton Fendley Professional Corporation in August 2018, moving closer to home and embracing a quieter lifestyle without a daily city commute.

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Lindsay Allan

Lindsay brings years of experience multi-tasking and resolving conflict to her role at the front desk. After raising five children Lindsay has returned to the workplace to help direct client inquiries and make sure we properly thank our network of supportive professional colleagues. She married her highschool sweetheart and loves welcoming guests into their home on the Rideau.

Areas of Law

Real Estate

  • purchases, sales & mortgages
  • family transfers
  • non-resident dispositions
  • severances
  • easements

Estate Planning
& Administration

  • wills & powers of attorney
  • probate applications
  • advice for executors and trustees
  • executor and trustee services

Small Business Law

  • incorporation
  • corporate restructuring
  • shareholders agreement
  • succession planning
  • employment law

& Charity Law

  • incorporation
  • policy development & review
  • charitable status application
  • employment law

Small Claims Matters

  • unpaid debts
  • damage to personal property
  • return of personal property
  • claims up to $25,000

Landlord Tenant
Board Matters

  • tenant evictions
  • rent increases
  • early termination of lease
  • tenant concerns

Family Law

  • separation agreements
  • child & spousal support
  • division of property
  • domestic contracts

Family Mediation

  • parenting agreements
  • support agreements
  • property agreements


Building community is part of what we do. Ireton Fendley Professional Corporation considers making a contribution to our community an integral part of our firm's social responsibility. As part of our contribution, we support local charitable organizations through annual giving to United Way Lanark County and Perth & District Community Foundation.

United Way Lanark County and Perth & District Community Foundation are leading organizations promoting positive social change. These organizations are aligned with our core values of integrity, empowerment and relationships, and are better able to identify local needs and mobilize collective action to create a greater impact in the diverse communities we serve.

We welcome our community to challenge us to increase our impact. If you have a project or cause that aligns with our values, please contact us to discuss how we might contribute.

Perth Office

8 Gore Street West
Perth, Ontario
K7H 2L6

Tel: (613) 264-8080
Fax: (613) 264-8084

Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Sharbot Lake Office

1110 Elizabeth Street
Sharbot Lake, Ontario
K0H 2P0

Tel: (613) 279-2236

Meetings in Sharbot Lake are by appointment only.

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