Northern Ontario's Full-Service Law Firm

Our History

Since 1929, Weaver, Simmons has been supporting the North. Founded in 1929, the firm was originally named McKessock, Wilkins and Facer. In 1946, Cecil Facer continued the office with a new partner, William Shea. Facer was awarded King’s Counsel in 1945 and worked as an alderman, city solicitor and member of the local planning board. Facer played a pivotal role in the opening of a juvenile court in Sudbury where he became the first judge and was widely known for his refusal to house youths in detention with adults. The Cecil Facer Centre for young offenders in Sudbury is a tribute to his dedication to assisting youth in conflict with the law.

The first female lawyer practicing in Northern Ontario, and the first female partner of any firm in the North, was Mary Patricia Weaver. Ms. Weaver came to Sudbury in the 1950s after graduating from law school. She worked in the community and eventually joined Facer Shea as an associate in 1962. Ms. Weaver, for whom the firm is named, practiced in corporate and real estate law and was awarded the honourary title of Queen’s Counsel. She continues to be a dedicated member of the Sudbury community through her tireless volunteer activities.

After many incarnations, the firm is now known as Weaver, Simmons LLP. Since inception, we have represented individuals and businesses throughout Northern Ontario.

About Us

Weaver, Simmons LLP is the largest full-service law firm in Northeastern Ontario. For over seventy-five years we have proudly served northern interests and have built a solid reputation for integrity in the profession and for quality of service to our clients.

At Weaver Simmons, over 30 full-time lawyers practice in civil litigation, corporate, taxation, commercial, real estate, aboriginal law, criminal, family and labour and employment law with approximately 60 personnel including law clerks, law students and computer systems personnel. We provide services in both English and French. Our library and legal references are as complete as any private law library in Northern Ontario and includes access to comprehensive computerized databases including state-of-the-art computer research tools.

With offices located in the City of Greater Sudbury, we have the capacity to hold several concurrent multi-party meetings and the support facilities to manage legal tasks involving high volume and rapid response. Our Greater Sudbury facilities are currently expanding to include video conferencing and complementary communication capabilities.

The strength of Weaver Simmons comes from our connection and dedication to Northern Ontario. We promote service to the community and to the profession and are proud to have supported, through volunteer and board work, over 60 charitable and community-based organizations.

With considerable knowledge and competence, we consistently earn the trust of our clients. Whenever you need to contend with a legal issue, depend on Weaver, Simmons LLP to resolve it in a timely and satisfactory manner.