About Us - Lawyers and Students at Law

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Charles Edward John Bennett Ecclestone
Thomas Christopher Elliott John Ecclestone
Samantha Marcovitch
Andrew J. Bala
Cedar Swartz-Fisher (Articling Student)

JohnCharles Edward John Bennett Ecclestone was born in Bracebridge, Ontario. He attended public school in his home town and high school primarily in Peterborough. After that he attended Trent University (B.Sc. [Honours] 1969), Queen's University in Kingston (LL.B., 1978; Ph.D., 1981) and he has also completed his LL.M. at Toronto's York University. John has practiced law in Kingston since July 1980. He now lives in Kitchener with his wife, Elizabeth Anne (Beth), and between them they have five children, all of whom are now independent adults ranging in age from their 30s to their 40s, and nine grandchildren who are much younger!

There is very little which is not of interest to John. His special concerns range from duplicate bridge to politics to baseball to theoretical physics. He is never bored. (top)


ChrisThomas Christopher Elliott John Ecclestone (Chris) was born in Peterborough, Ontario, but has lived in Kingston for as long as he can remember. He attended public and high school in Kingston, largely in French. Chris attended Loyalist College (A.E.C.1992 & E.M.C.A. 1992) after which he completed additional training to become a certified Paramedic.

Chris attended Law School at Queen's University in Kingston (LL.B. 2003), was called to the Bar in February 2004 and then joined his father John in practice in Kingston.

Chris lives in Kingston with his wife Tracey and their four children: Charles, Jennifer, Steven and Ryley. Chris' interests outside the practice of law include computers, Scouting, Okinawan martial arts including karate and kobudo, and advocating for children diagnosed with cancer.

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SamanthaSamantha Marcovitch - Information to follow







AndrewAndrew J. Bala

Andrew is an associate at Ecclestone Law P.C. whose practice focuses on family law, wills and estates, and civil litigation. He is collaborative whenever possible, and tough when necessary.

His strategic counsel helps clients and their families navigate the legal system and achieve resolution through difficult times. Andrew has had success acting for clients at all levels of Court in Ontario, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal.

Andrew received his Juris Doctor from the Queen's University Faculty of Law in 2017. Before joining Ecclestone Law P.C. in 2019, Andrew worked in family and estates litigation in Toronto. Andrew is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Frontenac Law Association, and the Ontario Bar Association sections for Young Lawyers, Estates and Trusts, and Family Law.

Andrew was born and raised in Kingston, attended KCVI high school where he was the valedictorian, worked with children and youth groups in Kingston prior to law school, and during law school volunteered with community groups including the Queen's Legal Aid Clinics. Andrew studied critical theory and the history of philosophy as an undergraduate at the University of King's College, and loves sports, reading and listening to podcasts about society, finance, big ideas, and law. Next time you see him, ask about what he's been listening to recently.


CedarCedar Swartz-Fisher (Articling Student) - Information to follow







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