Learn More about Desmarais, Keenan LLP in Sudbury, ON

About Us
We are committed to providing cost-effective advice and representation with flexible and competitive fee arrangements. At Desmarais, Keenan LLP, we foster long-term solicitor-client relationships. Our clients tell us they derive benefits from dealing with advisors who know them and their business. Maintaining strong working relationships with our clients helps us add value to the services we provide.
Our History
The firm was established in 1922 by J. N. Desmarais as a sole practice. He was later joined by his son, Robert, who is now the Honourable Justice Robert Desmarais. Subsequently, Messrs. Keenan, Beaudry, Cull and Mahaffy joined the firm. Over the years there have been a number of people who have joined the firm and retired, and several have received judicial appointments. Desmarais, Keenan LLP firm is currently comprised of Douglas Bamberger, Douglas Arthur and Michelle McAnulty (partners), and J. David Innes, William Wilkins, J. Robert LeBlanc, Sophie Mageau, Spencer D. W. Ball and Jordan A. Derro.
Desmarais, Keenan LLP is one of the oldest law firms in Northern Ontario and has been providing various legal services to businesses and individuals in the Sudbury area for over 90 years.
Community Involvement
The staff at Desmarais, Keenan LLP are involved with a number of charitable and community-based organizations. Some of the organizations the staff are involved in are:
  • Association des jurists d’expression francaise de l’Ontario
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Insolvency Foundation
  • CIBC Run for the Cure
  • Committee of Adjustments – Land Division Committee for the City of Greater Sudbury
  • Constable Joseph Mc Donald Scholarship Foundation
  • Deputy Small Claims Court Judge
  • Huntington University
  • Idylwylde Golf and Country Club
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Ontario Association for Family Mediation
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Relay for Life
  • St. Gabriel’s Villa
  • St. Joseph’s Villa
  • Sudbury Chamber of Commerce
  • Sudbury Craft and Arts Foundation
  • Sudbury District Law Association
  • Sudbury Quilters Guild
  • Sudbury Regional Hospital
  • Sudbury Rocks – Diabetes Run
  • Young Professionals Association
  • Young Women’s Soccer Club