Meet Our Team

Regardless of the issues you are presently faced with, our team will guide you through.

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Leanne Johnson

Leanne was born and raised and has practiced in Saskatchewan her entire career. She received her Political Studies degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1995 and subsequently, her law degree in 1998. After completing her articles in Prince Albert in 2000, Leanne returned to Saskatoon and has been practicing family law ever since. Leanne has assisted clients in a variety of cases including disputes involving child custody and parenting, child support, spousal support, division of property between married and common-law couples, contested and uncontested divorces, step-parent adoptions, mobility (move-away) requests, and Prenuptial/Postnuptial Agreements. Having practiced family law for over 20 years, Leanne has had much experience at all levels of court in Saskatchewan, including Chambers applications, Pre-Trial Conferences, Trials and Appeals.  She is a trained Mediator, Arbitrator and Parenting Coordinator and offers Legal Coaching and Unbundled (partial) services.

Outside the office, Leanne is a parent to two active children, is a former member of the Board of Directors for Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL) recently retired from the Board of Directors for SaskTel Centre, and currently sits on the Board of Directors for Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan (WESK) and the Board of Directors for the Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association as the Editor of the Advocate Magazine.  She is a member of ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) Saskatchewan, NSBA, Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce, Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan and Prairieland Park and was a 2018 Women of Distinction nominee. Leanne wholeheartedly enjoys helping her clients and works diligently to meet their needs. She looks forward to working with you!

Contact:

Cell Phone:  306-229-9669

Email: ljohnson@edgelaw.ca

 

Doc Crooks

Doc comes to us from southern Saskatchewan originally but has spent some time in both Vancouver and Regina. Doc attended the University of Saskatchewan for his undergraduate studies in Agricultural Economics, then graduated from the College of Law, also at the University of Saskatchewan. After receiving his Bachelor of Law in 2002, he spent a year in Australia traveling before articling and being called to the Saskatchewan Bar in 2004.

For years, while operating his law practice, Doc was also a firefighter/paramedic with the Regina Fire and Protective Services. One of Doc’s favourite hobbies is home renovations. Doc is also interested in the rapidly developing technology in the practice of law and the use of it to create a better client experience.

Presently, Doc is a member of the Saskatoon Kinsmen Club, 100 Men That Give a Damn, has previously served on the board of Cheshire Homes International, and was an active member with the Alberta Bar Association.

Contact:

Cell Phone: 306-361-8334

Email: dcrooks@edgelaw.ca

Ben Rakochy

Ben was Born and raised on a farm outside Canora, Saskatchewan. He received his bachelor’s degree (Double Honours) at the University of Saskatchewan in 2010 and subsequently completed law school at the U of S in 2014.

After graduation from law school, Ben articled and practised in Melfort, Saskatchewan. During his time in Melfort, he was able to gain valuable experience specifically related to Family Law issues in rural Saskatchewan, including issues related to agricultural property and divorce.

In 2016, Ben returned to Saskatoon to work at a full service law firm before joining Edge Family Law in January of 2018.

Ben has assisted a variety of clients on all matters related to family law. He particularly has an interest in assisting individuals in the agricultural industry, as his farming background makes it easier to discuss concerns clients may have with their farm assets while going through a separation or divorce. However, Ben’s family law practice is varied and he has represented individuals involving issues related to custody, access, adoption, child and spousal support in addition to family property issues.

Ben has previously sat as a board member for the Canadian Cancer Society (North East Saskatchewan Unit), AIDS Saskatoon and was previously a member of the Melfort Kinsmen Club. 

While not at home with his wife Danielle, Ben enjoys golfing, watching (and coaching) football, camping around Saskatchewan and helping his brother with the family farm. 

Contact:

Cell Phone: 306-229-6948

Email: brakochy@edgelaw.ca

Chelsie McKay

Chelsie was born and raised in Quebec before moving to Saskatchewan when she was 14 years old. She attended the University of Saskatchewan in 2009 and received her bachelor’s degree (Great Distinction) in Economics before graduating from law school in 2015.

Chelsie articled with the provincial government which provided her with experience in many different areas of law and allowed her to become comfortable in the courtroom.

Prior to joining Edge Family Law in May 2021, Chelsie worked at a large, full-service law firm and a smaller firm practicing primarily in Family Law. She has been involved in assisting clients with a large variety of family law issues and prides herself on quick and effective communication.

Chelsie assists the Ministry of Justice by volunteering with the Family Law Information Sessions providing free legal information to the public. She has also recently begun volunteering with Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan.  

Devin Wilder

Born and raised in Moose Jaw, Devin has spent most of his life in Saskatchewan, including his time in Political Studies and Economics at the University of Saskatchewan. Upon graduating with distinction in 2016, Devin attended and convocated from the University of York College of Law. While attending university in Saskatoon, Devin was an avid notetaker for Services of Students and volunteered with Hands-on Outreach & Development. In law school, he sat as Chairperson with the University’s Law Society and gained valuable insight through student internships and work terms at law firms in Canada and Europe.

After completing law school, Edge Family Law was fortunate enough to welcome Devin as their articling student. Devin completed his articles with flying colors and has flourished as a family law lawyer since his call to the Saskatchewan Bar. 

Devin is a firm believer in community involvement. He is a current member of the NSBA, Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association, and the Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon. When Devin is not in the office, he enjoys volunteering at the Running Wild Rescue, working on cars, traveling, and photography. 

Kelsey Begg

Kelsey was new to the law arena when she joined Edge Family Law after receiving her Legal Assistant Diploma from Saskatoon Business College. She has since risen to the ranks of one of our senior staff members thanks to her exceptional work ethic, ability to work in a team setting, and high level of competence. Pre-Edge, Kelsey enjoyed a wealth of life and work experience, ranging from banking to bartending to working in a chiropractic office, and everyone she worked with was privileged to be around her cheerful disposition, as we are now. Kelsey would tell you her true passions in life are helping others and writing. She is a bookworm and an avid animal enthusiast who loves her job at Edge Family Law – and it shows. 

Dezz Windecker-Klassen

Dezz Windecker-Klassen was born in Manitoba and after many moves through Alberta and Saskatchewan, she and her husband have settled in Warman, Saskatchewan. Dezz is the proud parent to twins, Katherine and Andrew, who were born in Regina, in 1995.  In 2001, Dezz attended the Legal Assistant Program at Universal Career Campus in Saskatoon, graduating with full marks in September 2002. Dezz obtained her first position as a family law legal assistant with Willows Tulloch & Howe in Regina in November of 2002.  Dezz met her husband, Mike Klassen, in 2003 and they were married in Saskatoon in May of 2006.  Dezz belongs to a non-profit organization called the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) and has been a member since 1998.

While much of her career has been in the field of family law, Dezz has experience in civil litigation, collections, Wills and estates, and office management.  Dezz’s love for family law has motivated her to continue to remain knowledgeable and educated in family law and brings her back to the role of family law paralegal. Edge is extremely fortunate to have her on our team as she is among the most senior and experienced family law assistants in Saskatoon. She is a diligent, detail-oriented team member who is highly valued and has a positive impact on everyone around her. 

Lacey Peters

Lacey has recently joined the Edge Family team and is very excited to be a part of it! When you call or come in, Lacey’s friendly, bubbly personality will greet you. She is always ready to assist and help you begin the process of moving forward with your family needs.

Lacey had the privilege of growing up with her two sisters and parents on their family farm in Alberta. She was also lucky enough to have both sets of grandparents and extended family close by. Family values are very important to her and having her family’s unconditional support throughout her life has contributed to the person she is today.

The adventures of life brought Lacey to Saskatchewan where she met her wonderful husband; they currently reside on their acreage outside of Saskatoon with their many pets. Country life has been a lifelong love for Lacey. In her spare time, you will find her camping, gardening, tending to her chickens or just outside enjoying nature. She also enjoys a good book, crafting, photography and most importantly spending time with her loved ones.

Lacey’s love for life and enthusiastic personality shines throughout the office.

Chantelle Onishenko

Chantelle is new to the field of law, having recently earned her Legal Assistant Diploma from Saskatoon Business College in June of 2021. Prior to moving into this field, Chantelle worked as a Hair Stylist – a career that demands attention to detail and communication, seeking to understand client needs, and a strong focus on delivering excellent client service. Chantelle is an animal lover at heart, having grown up on a farm with plenty of animals to care for. In her free time, she loves to take her dogs for long walks or relax in the backyard with them and her fiancé on sunny days. She is ecstatic to be starting on this new career path and is thrilled to be part of the team at Edge Family Law.

Find Us

Phone: (306)978-EDGE(3343)

201-75 24th Street East, Saskatoon SK S7K 0K3

FAX: (306)500-9582