About

At Kelly A. Driscoll Prof Corp, we have a client-centred approach – meaning that we offer the kind of services that we would want if we needed a lawyer.  We get that a lot of people are nervous around lawyers so among other things, in order to put our clients at ease, we will:

Our areas of practice can be found on our services page.

Kelly A. Driscoll, B.B.A., LL.B. Barrister & Solicitor

Kelly A. Driscoll, B.B.A., LL.B.

Barrister & Solicitor

Born and raised in Miramichi, New Brunswick, Kelly initially made her way to the Fredericton/Oromocto area when she attended the University of New Brunswick for both her B.B.A. and LL.B.  She was called to the bar in June 2009 and opened her own law practice in September 2009.

Believing that legal advice should not be unaffordable for members of the general public, Kelly volunteers her time with the Fredericton Legal Advice Clinic and other initiatives related to access to justice.

Kelly’s primary areas of practice include:

  • Family Law;
  • Real Estate; and
  • Wills & Estates.

In the rare moments when she is not working, Kelly can usually be found doting on one of her cats or attempting to sneak back into her office (…usually with a cat in tow).

 

Sarah M. Michel, B.A., J.D. Barrister & Solicitor

Sarah M. Michel, B.A., J.D.

Barrister & Solicitor

Memberships

  • Law Society of New Brunswick
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Saint John Law Society

Born in Fredericton, Sarah is a proud New Brunswicker.  Outside of her role with Kelly A. Driscoll Prof Corp, Sarah is involved in the community through her volunteer work with various charities and C.U.P.E. initiatives.  She is a former Royal Canadian Air Cadet of 333 Lord Beaverbrook Squadron, where she learned to play the clarinet and saxophone.  Sarah resides in Fredericton with her husband, Caleb, their son, Patrick, her chihuahua, Abigail, and her pomeranian-poodle, Buster.

Sarah practices primarily in the area of family law, including divorce, separation, custody, support and domestic contracts.  Sarah passionately advocates for her clients and their children.  Sarah joined us in February 2020.  Prior to that, she practiced in and around the Saint John area.  Sarah began her focus on family law during 2017 while she was a student-at-law and has continued since being called to the Bar in 2018.

Sarah’s areas of practice include:

  • Family Law;
  • Estates;
  • Wills & Powers of Attorney;
  • Real Estate;
  • Small Claims; and
  • Weddings.
Shealyn MacLaughlin, B.Phil, J.D. Barrister & Solicitor

Shealyn MacLaughlin, B.Phil, J.D.

Barrister & Solicitor

After receiving a Bachelor in Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Leadership from UNB’s Renaissance College in 2017, Shealyn MacLaughlin followed her passion for equality and justice to the University of New Brunswick’s Faculty of Law.  A member of the class of 2020,  she developed a keen interest in Family Law and Wills and Estates.

Shealyn has been recognized for her involvement and leadership in the community, notably for her time spent volunteering with organizations such as the Fredericton Legal Advice Clinic.

Shealyn was called to the New Brunswick Bar in June 2021. In her spare time, you can find her playing with her dogs, cooking, and spending time in nature.

Amber Benoit Legal Admin

Amber Benoit

Legal Admin

Amber Benoit graduated from Compu College with an Executive Office Assistant diploma in 2009.  She has consistently worked in the legal profession since that time.

Amber enjoys spending time with her husband, her two beautiful daughters, her dogs, and her best friend in the whole world, Jessica Park… in that exact order.   A military spouse, Amber has resided in the Oromocto community for a number of years.  She looks forward to having the opportunity to use her knowledge to assist her community.

 

 

Sarie Lakes, B.A. Paralegal

Sarie Lakes, B.A.

Paralegal

Sarie graduated with honours from Atlantic Business College in 2015 as a Paralegal/Legal Administrative Assistant, after which she worked with our firm for over two years. In 2017, she decided to return to school and graduated with distinction from St. Thomas University in 2020 with a double major in Human Rights and Communications & Public Policy and a minor in Political Science.

Sarie is a proud Frederictonian, which is where she resides with her husband and two Havanese, Milo and Mason.  In her spare time, Sarie, not Siri, enjoys volunteering her time with various initiatives, participating in moot court competitions, and listening to the podcast My Favourite Murder (SSDGM).

Despite being warned of the difficulties of being a lawyer, Sarie’s passion for the law has led her to receive admission to the University of New Brunswick’s Faculty of Law for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Sarie currently assists us on a casual basis while she attends school.