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Kirk McPherson

Kirk R. McPherson

Retired Lawyers

Year of call: 1982

Year joined SF: 1981

Year retired: December 31, 2022

Kirk has been a strong presence in the Hamilton legal community since joining Sullivan Festeryga in 1980. He has served as president of the Hamilton Lawyers’ Club, President of the Hamilton Medical Legal Society and has been a long-standing member of the Hamilton Law Association. His involvement in the community reaches well beyond the office, including time spent on the boards of several local sports organizations.

Kirk has served in the charitable field as past president of the Hamilton chapter of the Kidney Foundation of Canada and was a key member on the founding board of Ronald McDonald House.

His reach extends to the city’s disadvantaged by offering assistance to Catholic Family Service clients as well as Hamilton General Hospital patients with legal needs.

He has given numerous speeches particularly to Church groups on a variety of topics including wills and estates.
When not in the office or volunteering, Kirk appreciates a good round of golf and generally enjoying the great outdoors.
Most importantly, Kirk has served his clients conscientiously for over 40 years, helping them with a variety of needs. His practice now consists principally of wills and estates, real estate, corporate commercial and litigation.

When Kirk completed his education at Queens Law School over 40 years ago, he wanted to make a difference in the lives of people and it is evident that he has accomplished this and looks forward to continuing his work going forward.


  • LL.B., Queen’s University, 1982


  • Director of the Hamilton Lawyers’ Club from 1986–1995
  • President of the Hamilton Lawyers’ Club from 1994–1995
  • Hamilton Law Association
  • Hamilton Medical-Legal Society Director from 1999–2005 (President 2004–2005)