Part of Our community

Contributing to our community is at the forefront of who we are and how we practice law as we live out our values.

For us, being responsible corporate citizens influences how we choose our suppliers (we choose local as much as possible) and the environmental impact that we have within our greater world. We also regularly give back with our time and financial contributions.

If you would like a member of our team to attend or speak at your event, please contact with the details so that we can know if we are a fit to attend. We do our best to attend whenever possible and have judged many mock trials, shared why we love what we do and shared our legal knowledge about our practice areas to community groups.

If you would like us to contribute financially, we request that you fill out this form. We have made a commitment to donate a percentage of all profits back into our community. Once each quarter staff select the successful applications. Further information including selection criteria, timelines and process are all included within the application form.

If you are looking for a will that may have been executed with the following lawyers please contact Sullivan Law Ptbo for assistance:

Scott McMichael  -  Lois Davidson  -  William Davidson  -  His Honour Mr. Justice Richard Batten
Fred Gariepy  -  Sharon Murphy

Our history

Sullivan Law Ptbo is very proud that it is and will be continuing a legal tradition that began on or about the 1950s with the Honourable Justice Richard Batten and continued with Mr. William Davidson.

Mrs. Lois Davidson then joined Mr. Davidson in his practice. Mrs. Davidson, many believe, was the first female lawyer in Peterborough. Her dedication to the legal community and particularly to the law library caused for it to be named in her honour the ‘Lois C. Davidson Law Library’.

After Mr. Davidson’s sudden death Mr. Scott McMichael joined Lois and McMichael Davidson was created. Mr. McMichael has been carrying on this practice since Mrs. Davidson’s retirement in 2003. On January 1, 2018 Scott McMichael officially transitioned his practice to Sullivan Law Ptbo.

Fred Gariepy and Sharon Murphy were the force behind Gariepy Murphy which began (where Sullivan Law is now located on Sherbrooke Street) in 1984. Their practice grew greatly over the years both from Fred and Sharon’s legal skills and their kind and personable approach with their clients. Fred continued their practice until 2020 when he fully retired and transitioned their practice to Sullivan Law.

  • 2017
  • April 2017

    Sullivan Law Ptbo Opens and begins sharing space with McMichael Davidson

  • 2018
  • January 2018

    McMichael Davidson officially joins Sullivan Law Ptbo

  • October 2018

    Sullivan Law Ptbo is awarded Micro Business of the Year by the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce

  • November 2018

    Sullivan Law Ptbo moves into larger, brighter space to better serve our clients

  • 2019
  • February 2019

    Martha is included in the Inspire Project

  • 2020
  • November 2020

    Sullivan Law Ptbo receives recognition in the Peterborough Examiner’s Readers Choice Awards in all of the following categories: Law Firm; Real Estate Law Firm; Family Law Firm, Legal Services, Lawyer and Family Law Lawyer

  • 2021
  • January 2021

    Gariepy Murphy transitions its practice to Sullivan Law