Meet the Team

Meet the Kreklewich & Chambers Team in Melville.

At the full-service law firm of Kreklewich & Chambers, our barristers and solicitors have earned an excellent reputation. We’ve been serving the community of Melville and the surrounding area for more than 50 years!

Our Committed Lawyers

We’d like to introduce our Kreklewich & Chambers attorneys, who are fully committed to the success of each case. Please meet:

Lorie A. Chambers, LL.B.

Lorie A. Chambers

Lorie has a general practice with a focus on family law. She was born and raised in rural Saskatchewan and continues to operate a family farm near Melville with her husband, Anthony, and two children.

Lorie attended law school at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 2000, she articled under Kevin J. Bell of Melville, Saskatchewan and worked as an associate with Bell, Kreklewich & Company until 2011. When she became partners with Kevin J. Bell and David G. Kreklewich. She obtained her distinction as a collaborative law lawyer in 2005 and practices collaborative law in the area of family law.

Collaborative law is an alternative process to resolve disputes without having to go to court. Under the advice of a lawyer, all parties and their lawyers sign a contract agreeing not to go to court and instead work together in meetings to resolve their conflict. This process is used in disputes such as divorce, wills and estates, and business disagreements.

Lorie is very family oriented. In her free time, she enjoys camping with her family, gardening and horseback riding.

Professional

  • Partner- Bell, Kreklewich, Chambers & Company, 2011
  • Associate- Bell, Kreklewich & Company, 2000
  • Called to the Saskatchewan Bar, 2000

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws, 1999, University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Manitoba)

Memberships & Associations

  • Member, Melville Bar Association
  • Member, Collaborative Lawyers of Saskatchewan

Community Involvement

  • Youth Leader, Melville Baptist Church
  • Assistant Leader, Melville Town ‘N’ Country 4-H Club

David G. Kreklewich, B. Admin., LL.B.

David G. Kreklewich

David was born and raised in Melville, Saskatchewan and graduated from Melville Comprehensive High School in 1979. After graduation, David attended the University of Regina in Regina, Saskatchewan, where he received his Bachelor of Administration degree with great distinction in 1984. David subsequently attended law school at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, graduating with his law degree in 1985. David articled with the law firm of MacPherson, Leslie & Tyerman in Regina, Saskatchewan before being called to the bar in 1986. David subsequently worked as an associate with the law firm of Kohaly & Elash in Estevan, Saskatchewan before joining the present law firm of Bell, Kreklewich & Chambers as a partner in 1994. David continues to work for Bell, Kreklewich, Chambers & Company as a senior partner.

David has appeared before all levels of court in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Since the commencement of his legal career, David has become a specialist in the area of criminal defence and, in particular, defending individuals accused of impaired driving, narcotics and assaults. He has been defence counsel on many of the leading criminal cases in Saskatchewan. David also practices law in the areas of family law and divorce, civil litigation, municipal law, and wills and estates.

David married his wife, Karen, in 1985 and they have four children together. David is very proud to say he is from Melville and has always been very active in the community. David is involved in nearly all sports including hockey, weightlifting, swimming, golf and baseball. David was a proud coach and supporter of many of his children’s teams. David is especially passionate about the Melville Millionaires Jr. “A” Hockey Club.

As a lawyer, David brings to all clients and cases he takes on the utmost care and determination in achieving the best result he can obtain. Regardless of the case, clients are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. David is very compassionate, caring and has excellent people skills. His legal experience ensures that clients are provided with sound legal advice.

Professional

  • Senior Partner- Bell, Kreklewich, Chambers & Company, 2011
  • Partner- Bell, Kreklewich & Company, 1994
  • Associate- Kohaly & Elash, 1987
  • Called to the Saskatchewan Bar, 1986

Education

  • Bachelor of Administration, 1984, University of Regina (Regina, Saskatchewan)
  • Bachelor of Laws, 1985, Queens University/University of Saskatchewan (Kingston, Ontario/Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)

Memberships & Associations

  • Member, Melville Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Rotary Club
  • Melville Millionaires Jr. “A” Hockey Club

James D. Hataley

James is an Associate with Kreklewich & Chambers involve in all areas of practice. James completed law school at the University of Saskatchewan where he earned a Juris Doctor degree prior to completing his articles at Kreklewich & Chambers and being admitted to the Law Society of Saskatchewan in 2020. Prior to law school, James completed a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Saskatchewan.

James is new to our community, having moved to Melville in 2019 to join our team. “Hungry dogs run faster” is a motto James uses to guide his practice, and James is ready to work like a hungry dog to provide every client with top quality legal service. James approaches all areas of law with an eager interest and describes meeting clients as the best part of his job.

Outside of the office, James enjoys acting and performing, having been involved in over 15 productions over the course of 13 years. James is a long-standing member of the Saskatoon Summer Players and enjoys taking trips to Saskatoon to see the organization’s productions. Around Melville you can find James jogging, bowling, playing pinball, or simply walking around town with his partner, Heather.

Professional

• Associate – Kreklewich & Chambers, 2020
• Called to the Saskatchewan Bar, 2020

Education

• Juris Doctor, 2017, University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)
• Bachelor of Commerce, 2012, University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)

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