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Paul Crombeen

Paul was called to the Bar in June of 2015 and purchased the firm from George Kemp and Kathryn Pirie in October of 2015.  Born and raised in Temiskaming, Paul has had a lifelong interest in the law.

Paul specializes in corporate and commercial law, including real estate, as well as wills and estates. 

Paul is active in the community, serving as former President of the Temiskaming Shores & Area Chamber of Commerce, as Chair of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Cochrane Timiskaming Branch and a member of the Englehart Rotary Club.  

Kathryn J. Pirie

A native of Northern Ontario, Kathryn Pirie was called to the Bar in 1988.  She has extensive experience in many areas of litigation, including insurance, personal injury, family, child protection, criminal, construction lien, construction and general litigation, as well as municipal law, and several areas of administrative law including property assessment disputes, Planning Act disputes and building code disputes.  She regularly handles municipal prosecutions as well as defending environmental and provincial offence matters. 

Kathryn has demonstrated expertise representing her clients before the courts. 

She has volunteered for numerous organizations over the years.

Kathryn has a working knowledge of French, having studied French at the university level.​


  • Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto, Ontario, 1988 (Called to Bar)

  • University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, 1983-86 (Bachelor of Laws, Cum Laude)

  • York University, Toronto, Ontario, 1978-82 (Bachelor of Arts)

  • George Brown College,1977-81 (Early Childhood Education)

George W. Kemp

George’s entire legal career has been with the firm of Kemp Pirie Crombeen, or a predecessor of that firm. He is currently retired from active practice, but still provides a mentoring role and advice to the lawyers and staff of the firm.

George has been very active in his community volunteering as a minor hockey coach. He is presently a Director of the boards of Temiskaming Hospital CAT Scan Foundation and Temfund, his volunteer work also included ten years as a director of Temiskaming Hospital, five of which he was chair of the board and six years as  governor on the Board of Governors of Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology, two of which were as Chair of the Board.

George is an avid golfer, and enjoys cottage life on Lake Temagami with his family.


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