Moose Jaw Legal Professionals
Lyle O. Phillips, K.C., B.A., J.D.
Lyle graduated from Moose Jaw Central Collegiate in 1946. He then attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan on a Hockey Scholarship and completed one year of Engineering.
Lyle then attended Assumption College in Windsor, Ontario, an affiliate of the University of Western Ontario, and graduated in 1950 with a Bachelor of Arts. His major was in Business Administration.
Lyle then attended the University of Saskatchewan, College of Law and graduated in 1953. During his three years at the University of Saskatchewan, he was Captain of the University of Saskatchewan Huskies hockey team. He was also awarded the MacDonald Trophy for being the outstanding athlete in 1952/1953.
After graduation, he articled with his father, John E. Phillips, K.C., and continued practicing in Moose Jaw with him and various associates. In 1970, the Phillips Law Firm amalgamated with the Dubinsky Law Firm and Dubinsky Phillips Law Firm continued until 1975.
Lyle then became the Corporate Solicitor and Secretary-Treasurer of Fairford Industries Limited, a Moose Jaw Company that manufactured steel buildings.
In 1985, Lyle returned to the practice of law as a sole practitioner. In July 2008, Lyle joined the Chow McLeod Firm as Counsel.
Lyle has been a member of the Moose Jaw Lions Club for over fifty years and is the past President. Lyle is a senior life member of the Law Society of Saskatchewan and a former Bencher.
Lyle has served as Chairman of the Church Counsel of Zion United Church and is presently Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He is also a past president of the YMCA and was the Co-Chairman of the building committee when the new YMCA was built in Crescent Park.
Lyle married Joanne Gibson in 1952 and they have two children, four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
DAVID M. CHOW, K.C., DIPL., AG., J.D.
David was raised in Moose Jaw where he completed his primary and secondary schooling. He attended post-secondary education in Agricultural Plant and Soil Science in Lethbridge, Alberta and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
In 1997, David attended Law School at the University of Saskatchewan. While completing his studies there, David served as the Co-Director of Campus Legal Services, President of the Law Students’ Association and the Student Representative on the College’s Dean of Law Selection Committee.
In 2000, David articled in Moose Jaw with Chow and Company. He was called to the Saskatchewan Bar in 2001.
David’s community and professional involvement include past executive member of the Moose Jaw Early Bird Lions Club; President of the Moose Jaw United Way (2002); past District Governor of the Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers’ Association; President of the Moose Jaw and District Bar Association (2004); Director of the Central Collegiate Cyclones Football Alumni Association (2002-2010); Co-Founder and Instructor of YMCA Kim’s Tae Kwon Do School (2006-2012); Director of the Moose Jaw Family YMCA (2008-2013); Saskatchewan Tae Kwon Do Association Director (2009-2012); Chair of the Buffalo Pound Lake Community Council Board (2011-2013); University of Saskatchewan Centennial Committee member (2010-2012); Co-Host of the 2012 College of Law Rural Initiatives Project in Moose Jaw; and 2011 Saskatchewan Tae Kwon Do Provincial Championship Hosting Committee Co-Chair. In 2011 the Provincial Government appointed David as a Hearing Officer tasked with adjudicating police disciplinary matters in Saskatchewan.
In 2018, David completed a seven year term as a public appointee to the Saskatchewan Real Estate Commission where he was a member of the Management Committee and Chair of the Legislation Committee.
In 2018 David began a term as contract legal counsel for the Real Estate Commission’s Discipline Committee’s hearing panels.
David served six years as a Bencher for the Law Society of Saskatchewan for the South Central District (2012-2018) where he chaired the Ethics Committee, Admissions and Education Committee and the Governance Committee.
In 2019, David was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan. He currently sits as Vice-Chair of the Foundation.
In 2020, David was appointed, by the Minister of Advanced Education, to the University of Regina Board of Governors.
In December of 2020 David received his King’s Counsel designation.
David has been the recipient of the Judge Brian Stevenson Fellowship Award (2001); Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan’s Architectural Heritage Excellence Award (2009); Moose Jaw Family YMCA Asset Builder Award (2012); Moose Jaw Top 40 Under 40 (2012) Award; and Moose Jaw and District Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year (2013) Award. He is a Nationally Certified referee for the World Tae Kwon Do Federation – holding a Kukkiwon Certified 4th Dan Black Belt.
David’s area of practice is general in nature with a focus on Real Estate conveyancing, Family Law, Civil Litigation and Corporate/Commercial Law. He has argued cases before all levels of the Saskatchewan Courts.
TIM M.A. MCLEOD, B.A., J.D.
Tim began his employment with Chow McLeod in 2005 and practiced law full-time until his election as Member of the Legislative Assembly representing Moose Jaw North on October 26, 2020. Tim continues to practice Residential and Commercial Real Estate, Corporate Law as well as Wills and Estates, however he has temporarily suspended his litigation practice while he holds the office of MLA.
Tim was raised in Martensville, Saskatchewan and convocated from the University of Saskatchewan with degrees in Psychology with honours (2000) and Law (2004). His diverse volunteer, employment and governance experience lends itself well to his legal practice, and role as an elected representative.
Tim has extensive experience with mediation, multi-party negotiations, and alternative dispute resolution. He was employed as a clerk of the Saskatoon Provincial Court and as the Director of Restorative Circles Initiative prior to commencing his legal practice. Tim has organized and facilitated numerous sentencing conferences under the Youth Criminal Justice Act and has delivered presentations and authored articles on restorative justice, ethics, and practice management for small to mid-sized law firms.
In February, 2005 Tim was a guest lecturer at the University of British Columbia’s Inter-professional Continuing Education conference titled: “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – Equality of Access: Rights and the Right Thing to Do.”
In addition to his legal practice, Tim was a Trustee and Chair of the Prairie South School Board, and was also a Hearing Officer for the Office of Residential Tenancies. He was previously a District Governor and the Vice President of the Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association and is a Past President of the Moose Jaw and Area Bar Association. Tim is now a member of the Legislative Standing Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs and Justice. He is a husband and father of 3 children and also volunteers his time coaching minor hockey, soccer, baseball and a variety of other activities.
TIM S. HANSEN, B.A., J.D.
Tim Hansen received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Acadia University in 2011 and received his Juris Doctor from Dalhousie University in 2014.
Under the supervision of David Chow, former Bencher for the Law Society of Saskatchewan, Tim completed his Articles in August of 2015 and is now a practicing member of the Law Society of Saskatchewan. Tim was the Moose Jaw District Governor for the Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association from 2015-2018, the volunteer Discipline Committee Chairperson of the Moose Jaw Minor Hockey Association from 2018-2020, and is a member of the Justice of the Peace Review Council. Tim became a partner at Chow McLeod in 2019. He maintains a general practice including work in the areas of civil, family, corporate, administrative, debt/insolvency, taxation, municipal, and provincial law.
Tim was involved in various student representative groups at Acadia, including province-wide student lobby groups and as Editor-in-Chief of The Athenaeum, Acadia’s student newspaper. He was also a student member of Faculty Council and was Vice-President of the Law Student’s Society during his final year at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University.
Originally from Regina, Tim made it a priority to return and work in Saskatchewan after attending university in Nova Scotia with his wife Stephanie. Tim spent eight summers during his university education working on a grain farm east of Moose Jaw. He is familiar with and enjoys the lifestyle offered in Moose Jaw.
JULIE G. KNOX, BSC., J.D.
Julie has been practicing with Chow McLeod since January 2019. Called to the bar in 2013, she pursued a law degree while raising her children, and transitioning from her first career as an environmental consultant.
She continues to serve as a Hearing Office for the Office of Residential Tenancies (appointed in 2014) and maintains a general practice.
She has experience in the areas of:
- Wills, Power of Attorney, Health Care Directives
- Guardianship Applications
- Estate Administration and obtaining Letters Probate
- Criminal Law
- Real Estate
- Family Law (adoptions, cohabitation agreements, separation agreements, property division and divorce)
- Civil Litigation in The Provincial Court of Saskatchewan
and The Court of King’s Bench
Julie relies on skills of inquiry, negotiation, mediation, legal research and her experience with the judicial system to help clients navigate their legal journey.
As a participant in the Limited Scope Retainer Group in Saskatchewan, (www.sklcup.com) Julie’s practice includes clients who have specific legal issues requiring targeted advice as well as full retainer clients.
Currently into her second year as the Moose Jaw Governor of the Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association (www.stla.ca) she welcomes comments from other lawyers, clients, or interested citizens as we work together to have a just and effective system of justice that remains accessible to all.
MAUREEN SCHAEFER, B.A. Psych (Hons), J.D.
Maureen is from Grande Prairie, Alberta and her first post-secondary achievement was earning a Social Services Worker Diploma from Northern Lights College in Dawson Creek, B.C. After moving to Regina, Maureen worked in the service industry for a number of years while raising a young family.
Maureen completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology in 2009 at the University of Regina and upgraded her degree to an Honours degree in 2012. Maureen completed an undergraduate thesis during this time and volunteered for an online therapy project.
Maureen moved her family to Saskatoon in 2014 to attend the University of Saskatchewan College of Law and completed her law degree in 2017. During this time, Maureen was the recipient of the Evidence Prize in 2016 and volunteered with on campus pro-bono services.
Maureen has worked in the public service as a facility youth worker for over a decade. She also spent one year working as a domestic violence counsellor and has worked in a youth detox facility. This background has given Maureen valuable experience in serving the public and has given her a passion for access to justice.
Maureen was called to the bar in Ontario in May of 2021, after completing the Law Practice Program through Ryerson University. Maureen completed her work placement at a family law practice in Timmins, Ontario. Maureen was subsequently called to the bar in Saskatchewan in August 2021 and commenced practice at Chow McLeod shortly thereafter. Maureen is currently engaged in a general practice of law and is open to accepting all types of clients.
PARKER CHOW, J.D. Student-At-Law
Parker was born and raised in Moose Jaw where he completed his primary and secondary schooling. After graduating from Central Collegiate in 2015, Parker attended the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan. He graduated in 2019 earning a Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction, majoring in Management.
In 2019, Parker then continued at the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Law before graduating in 2022, receiving his Juris Doctor.
During his three years at the College of Law, Parker enjoyed getting involved with many various student groups and activities. He served as the Vice President of External Affairs for the Law Students’ Association, was a member of the Caveat Lector Editorial Board, was both an organizer and performer in the Legal Follies talent show each year, and played as a member of the College’s Law Games team. On top of that, Parker was involved with the Corporate Law Club, Sports Law Club, Green Legal, and Criminal Law Club.
In 2022, Parker returned home and began articling with Chow McLeod. His practice areas of interest include Corporate/Commercial Law, Family Law, Real Estate Law, and Wills & Estates.