Mr. Melville has focused on providing advice to business and individuals in Waterloo Region and Wellington County for over 27 years. In 1990, Mr. Melville started commercial litigation and employment law practice with a national law firm, Gowling, Strathy & Henderson. In 1991, he moved his practice to Haney, Haney & Kendall, where he became a partner in 1995. Haney & Partners had as its focus advice to the senior administration of local educational institutions as well as a significant number of individuals, corporations, a large estates and trust practice, administrative advocacy and labour and employment law. In July of 2000, Mr. Melville moved his growing practice in order to concentrate on employment law and commercial and estate litigation. Mr. Melville is a past member of the Legal Aid Area Committee (Waterloo - 1994-2010), the past Chair of the Wellington County Police Services Board (2004-2005), the Past President of the Waterloo Region Law Association (2013-2015), and a past Director of LibraryCo. (2013-2015).
Ms Krotz joined Mr. Melville as an associate in 2008, and became a partner in the Firm in 2017. She is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, where she received an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Media, Information & Technoculture and English in 2003. Ms Krotz attended law school at the University of Toronto, and graduated with a J.D. in 2006. She completed her articles at a large litigation boutique in Toronto and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2007. In 2015, Ms Krotz completed the Harvard Negotiation Institute workshop on Mediating Disputes. Ms Krotz is pursuing her career interest in estate and guardianship litigation and commercial litigation. Ms Krotz is the Co-Chair of the Estate Practitioners of Waterloo Region (a practice group within the Waterloo Region Law Association), a position she has held since 2011, and has been a member of the Board of Directors of Parkwood Mennonite Home and Fairview Mennonite Home since 2016.
Mr. Kelly joined Melville Krotz as an associate in 2017. Prior to joining Melville Krotz, he summered and articled at a national law firm in Waterloo. Mr. Kelly is currently developing a broad practice in civil litigation with a focus on employment law and commercial and estate litigation. He is dedicated to providing innovative solutions and effective client-based advocacy. Mr. Kelly attended the University of Western Ontario where he placed on the Dean’s Honour List after his first year of study. Before law school, Mr. Kelly received his B.A. (Hons) from the University of Waterloo, majoring in Philosophy. He received an award for the highest overall performance for a philosophy student and was also awarded the Departmental Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement in Philosophy. Mr. Kelly is also a member of the Waterloo Region Law Association.