Andrea P. Kelly is a lawyer and notary public who was called to the Ontario Bar in 2001, with practice focus in Estate Planning and Administration, including wills, estates, trusts and powers of attorney. She also practices Real Estate and is a legal instructor of Title Searching for Real Estate, Estates and Procedures and Professional Conduct at Humber College.
Prior to opening her law firm, she worked in various capacities including litigation support lawyer for the Ministry of Attorney General regarding complex commercial litigation, private practice in corporate/commercial law and numerous legal research and writing positions.
Andrea frequently speaks at various venues to inform individuals and organizations about the importance of being “ready” in regards to wills and estates issues. Her experiences in legal practice as well as public speaking enable her to understand the emotional and human element of estate planning and administration.
Andrea’s estate plans and estate administrations are founded on a very thorough, fact finding process which is quite often enlightening for her clients. As each client’s life situation is different, she takes a wholistic approach to estate planning. Various values, backgrounds, experiences, family dynamics, objectives and special needs, to name a few, form a broad spectrum of unique factors that must be considered. Therefore, her process is such that she goes beyond the questionnaire answers, listening attentively in discussions with each client to be able to give tailored legal advice, rather than standardized legal services. Here, one of Andrea’s major objectives is to avoid estate litigation.
In essence, Andrea receives personal satisfaction from helping people get their affairs in order– by making purposeful and meaningful decisions with understanding. From her clients’ perspectives, at the end of the day when asked “Are you ready?”, they can confidently respond “Yes, I am.”