Anthony (Tony) Keller has practiced civil litigation and family law since establishing his practice in Kitchener in 1976. He has successfully conducted hundreds of trials, appeals, negotiations, mediations and arbitrations.
His approach is straightforward, direct and efficient. He conducts a detailed initial interview and accumulates as much information as possible regarding the issues quickly. He then reviews the options for resolution and makes a recommendation as to how to best resolve all issues swiftly and cost efficiently. He believes that a swift negotiated settlement is the most efficient and cheapest method of resolving disputes. However, if a swift negotiated settlement is not achievable, and the opposing parties will not settle utilizing mediation or mediation/arbitration, he proceeds to the Superior Court of Justice for a judicial determination.
Civil litigation includes a broad spectrum of disputes over monetary issues including, but not limited to, employment law issues arising out of dismissal from employment, employment contracts, partnership and shareholder disputes, real estate, commercial litigation, debtor/creditor and estate litigation.
Tony’s family law practice is currently restricted to issues involving equalizing the net property accumulated during marriage, spousal support and negotiation and variation of separation, cohabitation and marriage contracts. In recent years, he has established a significant practice resolving complicated property and support issues by mediation/arbitration. Tony was admitted as a member of the Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Ontario in 1992. (Please see his article on mediation/arbitration on this website for further information.)
Tony formed a partnership with Murray Morrison in 1997. Murray has extensive corporate, commercial and real estate experience which serves the needs of other clients of the firm. Tony and Murray are extremely proud that many Keller and Morrison clients have been both friends and clients for decades.
Tony is the proud father of three adult children. He plays golf and maintains a single digit handicap. He is an avid photographer and woodworker.
He has served the Kitchener – Waterloo community as a Big Brother, a member of the Board of Directors of Family and Children Services of the Waterloo Region, a board member of Big Sisters, a board member of Grand River Hospital and a long-time member and past president of the Sertoma Club and other community organizations. He has published numerous articles on a wide range of legal issues. He has a certificate in Negotiation from Osgoode Hall Law School (2012).