Meet the Team

Meet the Bell, Kreklewich & Chambers Team in Melville.

At the full-service law firm of Bell, 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 Bell, Kreklewich & Chambers attorneys, who are fully committed to the success of each case. Please meet:

Kevin J. Bell, B.A. (Hons.), LL.B.

Kevin J. Bell

Kevin was born and raised in Melville, Saskatchewan and returned to the city of Melville following graduation from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (with Honours) and a Bachelor of Laws in 1984. He was admitted to the Saskatchewan Bar in 1985 and became a partner in what is now Bell, Kreklewich & Chambers in 1986. Kevin and his wife, Catherine, have two wonderful daughters.

Kevin has appeared in all levels of court in Saskatchewan, the Federal Court of Canada, Federal Court of Appeal and has made submissions to the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also provided legal representation at arbitrations, before the Labour Relations Board and hearings involving professional associations. Most Recently, Kevin has been lead counsel in a class action in the Federal Court of Canada against the Government of Canada.

As an active volunteer in the legal community, he is president of the Melville Bar Association and has volunteered his services to the Law Society of Saskatchewan, the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Law, the Canadian Bar Association and the Saskatchewan Legal Education Society.

Kevin has also been an active volunteer within his local community, having held positions that included Chair of the St. Henry’s Roman Catholic Separate School Division Board, Chair of the Yorkton-Melville Bid Committee to host the Western Canada Summer Games, member of the Melville Bide Committee to host the Saskatchewan Winter Games, member of the Melville Community Complex- Leisure Facility Planning Committee, Chair of the Melville Regional Park Authority, Chair of the Melville Golf and Country Club, and member of the Sunrise Health Region Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee. Kevin has enjoyed coaching hockey, baseball and volleyball.

Kevin remains active and can regularly be seen enjoying skiing, hockey, biking, golfing, sailing and running.

Kevin concentrates his efforts in litigation, both civil and family, corporate law, business transactions and real estate.

Professional

  • Senior Partner- Bell, Kreklewich, Chambers & Company 2011
  • Partner- Bell, Kreklewich & Company, 1986
  • Called to the Saskatchewan Bar, 1985

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)
  • Bachelor of Laws, 1984, University of Saskatchewan

Memberships & Associations

President, Melville Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Henry’s Roman Catholic Separate School Division Board
  • Chair of the Yorkton-Melville Bid Committee to host Western Canada Summer Games
  • Member of the Melville Bit Committee to host the Saskatchewan Winter games
  • Member of the Melville Community Complex- Leisure Facility Planning Community
  • Chair of the Melville Regional Authority
  • Chair of the Melville Golf and Country Club
  • Member of the Sunrise Health Region Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee

Volunteer

  • Law Society of Saskatchewan
  • University of Saskatchewan College of Law
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Saskatchewan Legal Education Society
  • Hockey, Baseball and Volleyball Coach

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
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