Upcoming Discipline Hearings

Unless otherwise indicated, all hearings are held at

The Law Society of Manitoba,
200 – 260 St. Mary Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 0M6

**Due to COVID-19, hearings may be held by video conference. For inquiries, please contact Lee-Ann Harrison.**

Hearings are open to the public unless the Law Society hearing panel orders otherwise.

For inquiries to attend a hearing, please contact Lee-Ann Harrison at least 24 hours prior to the hearing date so that accommodations for attendance can be arranged.

Please note that the dates and times of hearings are subject to change.

Please contact Lee-Ann Harrison at the Law Society of Manitoba at 204-942-5571 to confirm.

Jonathan A. Richert
Hearing Date(s): to be set
Counsel for Member: Greg Bartel
Counsel for Law Society: Rocky Kravetsky
Nature of Charge(s): Breach of Integrity [x4]
Charged and Accepted a Fee that was not Fair and Reasonable
Duty to Lawyers – Failure to Respond to Communications and Fulfill Commitments [x3]
Quality of Service [x3]
Failure to Account Promptly and Deliver Client Property upon Termination of Retainer [x2]
Duty to Lawyers – Failure to Cooperate with Successor Lawyer [x2]
Failure to be Courteous and Act in Good Faith Dealing with Practice Reviewers
Breach of a Trust Condition/Undertaking [x2]
Failure to Provide Client with Advice that was Honest and Candid
Caroline B. Cramer, K.C.
Hearing Date(s): December 7, 2020 (Motion) (withdrawn)
to be set (Hearing)
Counsel for Member: Self Represented
Counsel for Law Society: David Skwark (Motion)
Rocky Kravetsky (Hearing)
Nature of Charge(s): Failure to treat Court with Candour, Fairness, Courtesy and Respect
Charged and Accepted a Fee that was not Fair and Reasonable and Disclosed in a Timely Fashion
Failure to be Courteous, Civil and Act in Good Faith [x2]
Quality of Service
Breach of Integrity
Conflict of Interest
Caroline B. Cramer, K.C.
Hearing Date(s): to be set
Counsel for Member: Self Represented
Counsel for Law Society: Ayli Klein
Nature of Charge(s): Quality of Service [x2]
Failure to be Courteous, Civil and Act in Good Faith
Ellery G. Strell
Hearing Date(s): March 1, 2023
Counsel for Member: Keith Ferbers
Counsel for Law Society: Rocky Kravetsky
Nature of Charge(s): Breach of Integrity
Breach of Undertaking to the Law Society
Charged and Collected a Fee that was not Earned and not Fair and Reasonable
Charged and Accepted Fees and Disbursements that were not Fair, Reasonable and Disclosed in a Timely Fashion
Rohit Gupta
Hearing Date(s): January 23 & 24, 2023 (Decision Pending)
Counsel for Member: Saul Simmonds, K.C.
Counsel for Law Society: Rocky Kravetsky
Nature of Charge(s): Hindering a Police Investigation by Concealment, Destruction or Alteration of Incriminating Physical Evidence
Jonathan L. Black-Branch
Hearing Date(s): to be set
Counsel for Member: Greg Bartel
Counsel for Law Society: Rocky Kravetsky
Nature of Charge(s): Breach of Integrity
Caroline B. Cramer, K.C.
Hearing Date(s): to be set
Counsel for Member: David Hill
Counsel for Law Society: Rocky Kravetsky
Nature of Charge(s): Breach of Integrity (Misappropriation)
Failure to Respond Promptly and Completely to the Law Society
Breach of Undertaking to the Law Society
Caroline B. Cramer, K.C.
Hearing Date(s): to be set
Counsel for Member: David Hill
Counsel for Law Society: Rocky Kravetsky
Nature of Charge(s): Breach of Integrity
Refusal and Failure to Recognize and Submit to the Authority of the Law Society of Manitoba
Ryan W. Fawcett
Hearing Date(s): January 17, 2023 (Motion Hearing) (Decision Pending)
to be set (Hearing)
Counsel for Member: Greg Bartel
Counsel for Law Society: Rocky Kravetsky
Nature of Charge(s): Sexual Harassment
Breach of Integrity
Paul S. Vyamucharo-Shawa
Hearing Date(s): to be set
Counsel for Member: J. Richard Wolson, K.C.
Counsel for Law Society: Rocky Kravetsky
Nature of Charge(s): Failure to be Courteous, Civil and Act in Good Faith
Breach of Undertaking to the Law Society
Troy P. Harwood-Jones
Hearing Date(s): April 27, 2023
Counsel for Member: Saul Simmonds, K.C.
Counsel for Law Society: Ayli Klein
Nature of Charge(s): Failure to treat Court with Courtesy and Respect
John Carpay
Hearing Date(s): to be set
Counsel for Member: Saul Simmonds, K.C.
Counsel for Law Society: Rocky Kravetsky/Ayli Klein
Nature of Charge(s): Failure to treat Court with Candour, Fairness, Courtesy and Respect
Undermined the Public Respect for the Administration of Justice
Breach of Integrity
Jay Cameron
Hearing Date(s): to be set
Counsel for Member: Alex Steigerwald
Counsel for Law Society: Rocky Kravetsky/Ayli Klein
Nature of Charge(s): Failure to treat Court with Candour, Fairness, Courtesy and Respect
Undermined the Public Respect for the Administration of Justice
Breach of Integrity
Karen L. Webb
Hearing Date(s): to be set
Counsel for Member: Self Represented
Counsel for Law Society: Ayli Klein
Nature of Charge(s): Failure to Respond Promptly and Completely to the Law Society
Dean C.G. Richert
Hearing Date(s): January 16, 2023 (Decision Pending)
Counsel for Member: Self Represented
Counsel for Law Society: Ayli Klein
Nature of Charge(s): Breach of Integrity [x6]
Quality of Service [x2]
Failure to Respond Promptly and Completely to the Law Society [x6]
Ryan W. Fawcett
Hearing Date(s): to be set
Counsel for Member: Greg Bartel
Counsel for Law Society: Rocky Kravetsky
Nature of Charge(s): Breach of Undertaking to the Law Society
Michael M. Wasylin
Hearing Date(s): March 8, 2023
Counsel for Member: Gavin Wood
Counsel for Law Society: Ayli Klein
Nature of Charge(s): Breach of Integrity
Quality of Service
Failure to Preserve Client Property
Charged Fees that were not Disclosed in a Timely Fashion
Karen L. Webb
Hearing Date(s): to be set
Counsel for Member: Self Represented
Counsel for Law Society: Ayli Klein
Nature of Charge(s): Breach of Integrity
Failure to be Courteous, Civil and Act in Good Faith
Quality of Service [x2]
Failure to be Punctual in Fulfilling all Commitments, Contrary to Obligations [x3]
Failure to provide Client with Advice that was Honest, Candid and Informed
Thomas W. Turner
Hearing Date(s): to be set
Counsel for Member: Gavin Wood
Counsel for Law Society: Ayli Klein
Nature of Charge(s): Breach of Integrity
Breach of Trust Accounting Rules