The Law Firm of Hacker Gignac Rice (“HGR”) was formed in January 1981 with the three founding partners coming from three established Midland law firms. The Firm has been honoured by the Midland Chamber of Commerce for both the small business of the year and later as the large business of the year. It has been voted “favourite lawyers” in Midland for more than a dozen consecutive years. Fred Hacker and his co-founders John Gignac and Greg Rice established the core principle of service to the community, volunteering their talents and resources to boards, community, and cultural events in Midland and Penetangushene.

Fred Hacker has been a person of influence in the Midland legal community. He is a fourth generation Midlander and it was Fred who set the tone of practice excellence and community service for our Midland office. Now retired, Fred continues to be a great friend of the firm and is active in such community causes as the Midland Cultural Centre, Day in the Life Series.

Greg Rice was a partner of John Gammell, later Justice Gammell. Originally from the Burlington area, Greg too has made himself a true Midlander. Greg has contributed to our community in many ways, including serving on the local YMCA Wise Men, and animating legal discussions at the firm’s Wednesday morning meetings. With his booming voice and laugh, there was never a question about whether Greg was in the building.

Our Midland office now offers legal representation in all of our practice areas, including wills and estates, family law, corporate commercial and litigation.

Meet Our Midland Legal Team Lawyers in Midland, Ontario

Lawyers in Midland, Ontario

  • Sean Ainley

    Sean Ainley


    Phone: 705.526.2232 ext. 227

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  • Riley Brooks

    Riley Brooks


    Phone: 705.737.1249 ext. 171

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  • Joshua Clarke

    Joshua Clarke


    Phone: 705.737.1249 ext. 111

    Email: Joshua Clarke

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  • Michael Hanton

    Michael Hanton


    Phone: 705.737.1249 ext. 123

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  • Victoria Hanton

    Victoria Hanton


    Phone: 705.737.1249 ext. 167

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  • Thomas Heron

    Thomas Heron


    Phone: 705.327.6656 ext. 313

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  • Andrew Mae

    Andrew Mae


    Phone: 705.526.2232 ext. 241

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  • Joshua Matson

    Joshua Matson


    Phone: 705.737.1249 ext. 175

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  • Richard Moran

    Richard Moran


    Phone: 705.526.2232 ext. 290

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  • Jennifer Parker

    Jennifer Parker


    Phone: 705.549.6060 ext. 474

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  • Anna Pilon

    Anna Pilon


    Phone: 705.526.2232 ext. 279

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  • Suzanne Poole

    Suzanne Poole


    Phone: 705.549.6060 ext. 437

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  • John Walker

    John Walker

    Managing Partner

    Phone: 705.526.2232 ext. 226

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  • Stephanie Yeo

    Stephanie Yeo


    Phone: 705.526.2232 ext. 276

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