History in the community

Following his call to the bar, Peter Jurmain joined James Vincent McManamy, an established Thorold Ontario lawyer, in 1973. Peter practised real estate law, will and estate planning, and provided general solicitor services. In 1989, Peter added refugee protection legal services to his core competencies.

In 1994 Peter established his own firm that welcomed Jonathon W. Jurmain following his call to the bar in 1998. Jonathon soon focused his legal skills on all aspects of immigration law while Peter continued his general practice. Over the decades, it has served thousands of immigrants and refugee claimants coming to Canada.

Jurmain Law offers clients experienced counsel and staff, the friendliness of a small town and the competence of a regulated lawyer regardless of location of practice. For clients who require the attendance of a lawyer at a port of entry (POE), our office is located less than 30 km from the Queenston and Niagara Falls POEs and 45 km from the Fort Erie POE.

Peter Jurmain retired in December 2017, and Jonathon is now the owner of the firm.


About Jonathon W. Jurmain

Since Jonathon W. Jurmain was called to the bar in 1998 he has practiced immigration and refugee law nearly exclusively. He received a law degree from the University of New Brunswick after earning an honours English degree from Western University.

Jonathon grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario and now lives there with his wife and three children. Outside the office, he volunteers his time for many community organizations and has performed in several local theatre productions.