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Welcome to Randall Johns Law Office

We are a small, focused law firm, serving clients in the areas of Civil Litigation, Corporate Law, Family Law, Wills and Estates, Landlord and Tenant Board and Real Estate.

While we believe most lawyers and law firms share the key values of our profession, we believe what makes us unique is our ability to provide the benefit of experience, knowledge, and cost effectiveness in one package.

Our firm focuses on personal and interactive service; working with our clients rather than simply for our clients to obtain the desired results. With that said, we cannot be effective without the knowledge necessary to provide sound advice and innovative options. We continually upgrade our knowledge and skills and participate in training above and beyond the requirements of the profession.

Lawyers

Randall Johns

Randall was born and raised in Thunder Bay. He attended Port Arthur Collegiate and obtained his Honours Bachelor of Commerce from Lakehead University, with first class standing, in May, 1974.

In the fall of 1974, Randall moved to Toronto to attend the University of Toronto. While attending U. of T., Randall married Holly, then also a law student. He graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in May, 1977. Following graduation, Randall articled in the Law Department of Abitibi Price in Toronto. He was called to the Ontario bar in April, 1979.

After his call to the bar he articled, again, this time in the accounting firm of Price Waterhouse in Toronto. Randall obtained his Chartered Accountant’s designation in March, 1982

Randall left Price Waterhouse in January, 1983 and began a short career in commercial banking with Bank of Montreal. That work brought him, Holly and their two children, back to Thunder Bay in the summer of 1984.

Randall left banking behind and began practicing law with the firm of Murray & Courtis in early 1985 becoming a partner several years later.

In the summer of 1997, Randall began his own firm in Thunder Bay. Today that firm is Randall Johns Law Office Professional Corporation.

Randall’s areas of practice are business law, commercial and residential real estate, civil and family litigation, and estate law.

Claudia Belda

Claudia was born in Lima, Peru and moved to Thunder Bay in her teens. She attended St. Patrick’s High School, graduating a year early. After obtaining her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from Lakehead University in 2000, Claudia attended Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2004.

Claudia has cultivated experience in a various areas of law, having worked in a specialty clinic environment and small firms in the City of Thunder Bay. Claudia has experience in Criminal Law, Family Law, Aboriginal Law and Indian Residential School matters. She has also completed the Alternative Dispute Resolution Course with the Stitt Feld Handy group.

Claudia also has an interest in access to justice issues in remote communities and for marginalized populations and, as a result, she has been a speaker at various conferences including the annual Pro Bono National Conference, CLEONet’s Learn, Grow, Connect Conference, Ontario Justice Education Network’s Justice Education in Schools Symposium and  senate committee hearings. Furthermore, Claudia has been a member of advisory groups for organizations such as Ontario Women’s Native Association (ONWA), the Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC) and CLEONet (Community Legal Education Ontario). She has also written and/or contributed to a number of legal information materials for Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation, CLEONet, ONWA and  Family Law Education for Women (FLEW).

Claudia is on the executive of the Board of Directors of the Thunder Bay Law Association, Harbourview Childcare Centre and the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium Foundation. She is now specializing in family law.

Kristofer D. Evans

Kristofer was born and raised in Thunder Bay and attended Westgate Collegiate and Vocational Institute. After high school, Kristofer attended Lakehead University and obtained an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2008. In the fall of 2009, Kristofer moved to Cardiff, Wales to attend the University of Cardiff and he obtained his law degree in the summer of 2012.

Following graduation, Kristofer began work as a student at Randall Johns Law Office while achieving his accreditation through the National Committee on Accreditation through the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. He then articled with Randall Johns Law Office in 2013 and was called to the Bar of Ontario in January, 2014.

In his spare time, Kristofer is an avid sporting and outdoor enthusiast. In 2012, Kristofer participated in the Chicago Men’s Health Urbanathlon with a few friends in support of the Run With Me TBay charitable organization, an organization entirely created by his close friends, Jason and Alison, in memory of Susan Tysoski. The organization seeks to raise funds and awareness for the Northern Cancer Fund of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation and the friends hope to partake in the fundraising events and the accompanying Urbanathlon on an annual basis.

Kristofer’s areas of practice include: residential and commercial real estate, wills and estates, powers of attorney, civil litigation, corporate law and landlord and tenant disputes.

Clerks

Bobbi L. Brescacin

Bobbi was born and raised in Thunder Bay and attended Sir Winston Churchill C. & V.I. and Selkirk C. & V.I. After highschool, she had various jobs with MTO, Workers Compensation and the Family Responsibility Office. In 1993, Bobbi started working at Murray & Courtis Law Office with Randall Johns. In 1997, she joined Randall Johns when he started his own firm, Randall Johns Law Office. Bobbi has extensive experience in the areas of office administration, accounting and real estate. In 2001, Bobbi received her Law Clerk Seals from the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario for Real Estate and Estates. Bobbi now operates predominately as the office manager/administrator and Real Estate law clerk for Randall V. Johns and Kristofer D. Evans.