Brandon MB R7A 3N1
Office: (204) 729-4900
Lawrence founded Donald Legal Services (predecessor firm to Donald & Kehler Law Office) in 1994. He is a graduate of the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Law and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1979.
Lawrence carries on a general practice that includes commercial, residential and agricultural transactions on behalf of vendors, purchasers and secured parties, condominium and subdivision development, and petroleum and natural gas leasing. He provides estate planning and administration services and he is also involved in labour and employment-related matters.
As a litigator in civil, domestic and criminal proceedings, Lawrence has appeared before all levels of Manitoba courts, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Tax Court of Canada, as well as numerous administrative tribunals.
Lawrence is also trained in the Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) techniques of arbitration, mediation and negotiation and has conducted seminars on these subjects:
As an arbitrator, Lawrence has ruled on disputes under the Western Grains Transportation Act and chaired the Canada Pension Plan Review Tribunal in addition to adjudicating private disputes as a Chartered Arbitrator.
Mediation services are provided in commercial disputes and to assist separating couples, resolve property, support and parenting issues. Lawrence was a contract mediator under the Farm Debt Mediation Act for 10 years.
In the community, Lawrence has taken a leadership role in organizations such as Brandon and District United Way (Board chairman and fundraising campaign chairman), Brandon Chamber Players Inc., Special Olympics Canada 2006 Summer Games and the Kiwanis Club of Brandon. He has also volunteered his time and expertise to numerous other organizations including: Eckhardt-Gramatte National Music Competition Inc., Brandon Youth Hockey Association, Brandon Youth Soccer Association, Dinsdale Personal Care Home, Assiniboine Community College and the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (Western) as well as assisting with capital fundraising projects for various community organizations.
Lawrence and his wife, Brenda, have two adult children.
Our Legal Team
Shawn joined Donald Legal Services, as the firm was then known, in 2016 and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 2017. He is fluent in both English and Spanish and has a general practice that includes civil and family litigation, commercial and real-estate transactions and wills and estates.
In the community Shawn regularly volunteers for the Brandon Helping Hands Soup Kitchen and the Westman Immigration “Welcome to Brandon” program, giving a monthly seminar on the basic laws of Canada.
Shawn grew up on a farm near Forrest and earned a Bachelor of Science, with a major in Mathematics and minors in Computer Science, Psychology, and Sociology, from Brandon University in 2009. After serving two years as a full-time missionary in the Concepción Chile area, Shawn graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto and moved back to Manitoba to be called to the Manitoba Bar.
Shawn Arksey, B.Sc., Hons., J.D.
Rhea Majewski, B.A., Hons., J.D.
Rhea joined Donald Legal Services as the firm was then known, in 2014 and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 2015. She is the recipient of the Borden Ladner Gervais Award for Professional Excellence and dedication to the community as well as the Tory LLP writing award. She has a general practice focusing on civil litigation and family law.
In the community Rhea regularly volunteers for the Women’s Resource Centre and the Brandon Helping Hands Soup Kitchen. She is an active cyclist who enjoys training and fundraising for the Riding Mountain Challenge MS Bike Ride. Rhea also has a Bernese Mountain Dog that she enjoys walking and carting around the community.
Lawrence W. Donald, LL.B, C.Arb.
Jarett D. Kehler B.A., LL.B.
Brandon MB R7A 3N1
Office: (204) 729-4900
Jarett joined Donald Legal Services as the firm was formerly known, and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 2007. He has a general legal practice with a focus on real estate law.
Real estate services provided by Jarett include vendor-purchaser, condominium and subdivision development, related security transactions, landlord and tenant issues, corporate and commercial transactions, and debtor/creditor dispute resolution. His solicitor practice also includes wills, estate planning and administration.
Jarett grew up in Brandon and earned a Bachelor of Arts, with a major in Business Administration, from Brandon University, in 1999. After teaching in Japan and working in business in Alberta, Jarett graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta and was called to the Alberta Bar in 2006.
Jarett and his wife, Cindy, have six children and love the activity of a large family.