Words cannot describe how grateful we are to Sharon Crooks, Craig Donkin and their staff for not only taking on our case but helping us navigate through an extremely emotional and difficult time in our lives. They were always very professional but also very caring. They were very good at keeping us well informed through the whole process which also involved court proceedings. We can’t say enough good things about this team of people. Honest, reliable, thorough and hardworking are just a few of their many attributes. They are some of the most amazing and well respected lawyers there are. We felt safe in their hands as they guided us through a process that was very foreign to us. We admire Sharon’s professionalism and intelligence and at the same time how caring she was to us and our situation. She is always determined to do her best and we truly appreciate all she has done. We also appreciate all the hours and dedication that Craig put into our case. He went above and beyond what we could ever have been expected. He was truly an amazing asset to Sharon and to us during this process. To both Sharon and Craig – we appreciate every effort you have put in to this and your help in having the truth be seen. The office staff behind these two have our upmost respect and appreciation for everything they have done – their dedication did not go unnoticed.
I was incredibly fortunate to have Sharon Crooks as my Lawyer, along with the assistance of Craig Donkin and the staff at Rowanoak Law. Words will never express my gratitude for your outstanding representation! I was represented according to my values; I am extremely satisfied with the outcome. Sharon and Craig didn’t just take on my case, they both also cared for me as a person and had my child’s safety as well as mine in their best interest always. I will be forever grateful for Sharon, Craig and the team at Rowanoak Law for representing me in the most difficult time in my life. Sharon and her team from day one always made me feel comfortable and very helpful, they gave my child a voice in court when it was needed most. I highly recommend Sharon and the Rowanoak Law team.
My name is Mac McFarlane I am a 44yr old Oil sands Worker, and I’m the very proud Father of two amazing little Children. I have battled with understanding, the child access and child support laws, I always follow the path of doing the right thing, and obey all Canadian laws. Well im here to tell you without someone fighting in your corner you have already lost the fight. Unfortunately there are some in the judicial system that don’t look at what’s right or wrong. After struggling with finding the right team to help me with finding a balance to what every good Father should be entitled to, I was very fortunate to be referred to Sharon J Crooks, Sharon and her Team, Dominque, and Craig where exemplary in hearing what my challenges were, and quickly understanding what I will need to move forward. I have had one case complete by Sharon’s team and I must say the price was great, after already paying close to $25,000 with two separate lawyers ( Not from RowanOak) and getting nowhere my final Bill with Rowan Oak was just over $5000 which made me happy. I was treated with total respect, and given updated receipts of what was the itemized Bill, this was a huge deal to me, and allowed me to understand the cost. Sharon is very astute when it comes to her client, and will place the appropriate level of competency on your case, so you won’t always pay over, this was great, and I truly appreciate the tenacity of this well organized and family orientated team. Thanks to Sharon, Craig and Dominique. Round One complete
I was first recommended to Sharon Crooks through an RCMP officer and a therapist. They wholeheartedly recommended Sharon as caring, knowledgeable and highly competent family lawyer. She is exceptional in court, savvy, and negotiates well with the other side. Sharon cuts through any manipulation from the other side while being financially savvy for me, keeping costs down. She continues to lead me through a difficult time with sincerity and professionalism, always taking time to understand my situation with my ex-spouse and then giving exceptional legal advice during a high stress situation. Sharon is committed to acting in the best of interest of my children and myself. I relax, knowing I am in expert hands of one who cares for her clients welfare as well as getting the best outcome possible. Sharon prepared my evidence that was wrought with high emotion and fear associated with writing the truth, due to a complex emotionally manipulative situation and she gave me confidence in the protection the law can provide. As well as my legal representative she has helped me deal with the challenges of my ex-spouse that have laid ahead. I recommend her for any situation you find yourself in – she has savvy expertise with financial settlement, can think bigger picture than your stress may allow, she supports you gently while setting firm boundaries with the other side, is exceptionally professional and as a parent herself, understands the emotionally challenging circumstances of court proceedings. Should you choose Sharon as your legal representative you will be well taken care of professionally and personally, for the best outcome for your children and your financial future. She is not afraid to fight your cause and does an exceptional job. She has helped me feel supported and safe during the process, while ensuring I fully understood the process. I highly recommend Sharon Crooks for high conflict divorce and child custody matters. Forever Grateful, Janine F.
I have to say I have been with CIBC for 32 years and your law firm is amazing. I have never had a mortgage file go as smoothly as this one did! Thanks so much. Michele Herba Financial Advisor CIBC Red Deer
I am incredibly grateful to Jim MacSween and his team at Rowanoak Law Office for their assistance over the past two years. There were able to successfully resolve an issue that had already been ongoing for 3 years, and provided professional, valuable advice along the way. They were always easy to reach, and quick to respond. I feel that I was extremely well represented throughout the entire process, and they persisted until every matter was resolved! Melanie M.
From the very beginning of my matter until completion, Kelly Stewart and Rowanoak Law provided exemplary service. I always felt as though Ms. Stewart was tremendously prepared for all aspects of my matter. If I had any questions or concerns pertaining to the matter, Ms. Stewart always did her best to provide guidance and alleviate any such concerns. My matter was handled in a timely manner, with excellent advice, professionalism and an eye towards cost efficiency throughout. Ms. Stewart’s rapport is first-rate, she was straightforward, honest, and respectful. I will certainly recommend Ms. Stewart and Rowanoak Law to family and friends. Bernie
Please pass on my thanks to Kelly. And I want to say a sincere thank you to you [Nicole] too. Your professionalism from the start put my mind at ease, and I knew it would close without a hiccup. You did a great job and I really appreciate it. Thanks.
I watched Sharon in court before she ever even represented me and was completed amazed by this woman. When the Judge asks for her opinion on a case that she's not even working on... I remember thinking, this is definitely an individual that I would want on my side. Someone with integrity who holds the best interests of the children. There is not enough I could ever say about the safety and well being of my children. This is of the absolute utmost importance to me and with that being said it was crucial to find someone to stand by my side and fight on our behalf if necessary. Anytime that I felt uneasy, they were there to assure me. When I really needed them to hear the importance of what I was saying, they did and they helped keep us safe. There is so much about law and just the wording even is quite hard to understand for the average person, however I never felt left in the dark as every document was explained thoroughly by Sharon and or Craig. Today as I am sitting hear writing this letter with my babies in my arms and safely wandering about the house doing whatever it is that they desire, we are as safe as we will ever be and I am eternally grateful to Sharon Crooks and Craig Donkin for achieving this outcome for us in life. Thank God it didn't go the other way and thank God that he gave my children and I these incredible people to help see us through. Thank you very much Sharon and Craig from all of my children and I, for believing in us and keeping us safe. For ensuring a safely closed door and a brighter future for my little family. Thank You!! Thank You!! Thank You!!
Kelly Stewart is our lawyer and recently handled an estate for us. The estate itself was not difficult but other complexities in dealing with the estate made it challenging. Due to outside circumstances, the estate took much longer than it should have. Kelly navigated us through this. She was steadfast and professional in her dealings with other parties involved. She successfully negotiated a positive outcome and the estate has now been closed. We could not have done this without her and her assistant Christine Bell. We appreciate their efforts and commitment in closing this estate and cannot thank them enough.
We will continue to use Kelly's services and would not hesitate to refer her.
Mike and Linda
I just wanted to say thank you for all the help over the past year. It was a bit of a struggle at times and I know I can be a bit difficult to deal with as I had many years to stew over the situation. So again, thanks for your patience, keep doing a great job and if myself or anyone I know needs some legal help I can assure you we will be in touch.