Welcome to Chown, Cairns LLP's web site. We are a full service regional law firm based in the City of St.Catharines and comprised of over fifty lawyers and administrative support personnel. As one of Niagara's largest and most esteemed law firms, we provide superior quality legal services to individuals, business organizations, institutions and municipal governments located in the Niagara Peninsula and beyond. We are committed to helping our clients achieve success whether it is in the boardroom, the courtroom, or the offices of government departments and agencies. Our expertise and knowledge of the law, together with our commitment to getting to know you and your needs, ensures creative and cost-effective solutions to help you achieve your objectives. We trust you will find our web site effective in exploring how we can help you.

Tradition and Commitment to Excellence:

For more than fifty years the lawyers of Chown, Cairns have been providing superior quality legal services. Mackenzie Chown and Roy Cairns became associated in the practice of law in 1953. Four years later, they formed a partnership with Harry P. Cavers to create the law firm of Cavers, Chown and Cairns. In 1964, Harry Cavers was appointed a Judge and Robert B. Edgar joined the firm. Since then, Chown, Cairns has grown steadily to become one of the largest and most respected law firms in the Niagara Peninsula with a combined total of almost fifty lawyers and administrative support personnel. Chown, Cairns continues to provide a complete range of legal expertise to individuals, business organizations, institutions and municipal governments.

We are very proud of our tradition of providing superior quality legal services to our many clients and to the community. Despite our exceptional reputation for providing superior quality legal services, we have not rested on our laurels but rather have always been committed to doing even better. We are proactive rather than reactive and are strongly committed to the principle that our provision of legal services should always add value to whatever transactions our clients may be involved in. Our philosophy has been and continues to be one of pushing the envelope - not just staying ahead of the curve.