Thunder Bay loses respected lawyer Peter Mrowiec

Posted on: Thursday, September 6, 2012

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) extends its condolences to the family and friends of Thunder Bay lawyer Peter Mrowiec, 58, a respected member of the local bar who died on Thurs., Aug. 30, 2012.

A respected and valued friend of LAO

One of two certified criminal litigation lawyers in the region, Mr. Mrowiec was a member of the Nishnawbe-Aski LAO panel, and provided professional criminal law services to Thunder Bay and its surrounding area for more than 20 years.

A respected and valued friend of LAO for more than two decades, Mr. Mrowiec has served legal aid clients in remote, fly-in Nishnawbe-Aski Nation communities through the Nishnawbi-Aski Legal Services Corporation since the early 1990s.

Member of the bar since 1987

Mrowiec was called to the bar in 1987 and certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in criminal law. He held a B.A. from Lakehead University and a J. D. (Juris Doctor) from Osgoode Hall. A member and past director of the Thunder Bay Law Association and the Criminal Lawyers' Association of Ontario, he recently completed a tenure as the northwest director of the Ontario Bar Association.

Upcoming memorial

A celebration of Peter’s life will be held on Sat., Sept. 8 from noon to 3 p.m. at Thunder Bay’s Valhalla Inn.

According to CBC News, Mr. Mrowiec was one of two people killed in a single-engine aircraft crash during severe weather near the town of Nephi, Utah, about 83 miles south of Salt Lake City. A second man, flight instructor Robert Lamb, 45, was also killed in the crash.

Condolences to his family

Mr. Mrowiec leaves behind his wife Cheryl, who was also his office manager, and their three children.

Thunder Bay lawyer Peter Mrowiec’s colleagues remember


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