Legal Legacy

Kenneth J. Webb

Kenneth J. Webb was born in Brownwood, Texas.  He left home after high school to pursue his education at the University of Chicago.  He obtained a doctorate in English Literature from the University of Ottawa (writing his thesis on Shakespeare’s sonnets) but decided academia wasn’t for him, and instead attended law school.

Ken articled with Soloway Wright and, other than a brief stint with the old Canada Permanent Trust Company, pursued a 40-year career at the firm.  He became one of the preeminent lawyers in Ontario specializing in estate planning and administration.  Notwithstanding his professional move from the world of literature, he never lost his connection to the Bard – a reproduction of Shakespeare’s Last Will and Testament hung in his office for many years.

While widely respected for his legal knowledge and expertise, it was Ken’s common-sense approach and inquisitive nature that endeared him to his clients.  No matter who you were (and he worked for clients of all types), when you made an appointment with Ken Webb, you got not only the very best legal advice but a stirring conversation as well.

Ken retired in 2020.  He now spends his time reading, writing, travelling, spending time with his family, and having his brain picked by his successor at Soloway Wright (who, he liked to tell people before his retirement, also happens to be his son).