Firm History

Our firm was founded in 1982 by Robert Snyder, Ted Dueck and Lee Sauer. David Jutzi joined the firm as an articling student that same year, commenced practice with us in 1984 and later became partner in 1989.

Richard Noll was hired by the firm as an associate following his call to the bar in 1986. At the time Richard joined the firm, we had offices in Waterloo, Kitchener, New Hamburg and Elmira. While each office was growing, the firm amalgamated its offices in 1991 to ensure that its clients received efficient and cost effective service.

When Robert Snyder retired in 1998, Richard Noll became partner and the firm name was then changed to Dueck, Sauer, Jutzi & Noll. Following the change in the partnership, the firm relocated its office to its current location at 403 Albert Street in Waterloo.

In early 2002, we welcomed the merger of our firm with Somer & Nanson. Mendel Somer, Q.C. and Jack Nanson, who had formerly practised in downtown Kitchener as Somer & Nanson, became part of Dueck, Sauer, Jutzi & Noll, just in time for our 20th anniversary as a partnership.

Kelly Hooper joined our firm as an associate at the beginning of 2003 after having previously worked at a well-established firm within the Waterloo Region. Kelly quickly became an integral member of our firm and has since developed a strong general practice.

David’s brother, Tom Jutzi, joined our firm in 2005 as an associate. Prior to joining our firm, Tom had practised as an in-house corporate lawyer for an international organization for many years and was in private practice with a prominent national firm. Tom currently provides a full range of legal services to clients.

Since merging their practice with the firm, both Jack and Mendel have retired from the practice of law. After 41 years in the practice of law Jack retired in 2008, and Mendel retired in June 2011 after 50 years. Their contributions within the legal community are well recognized in the Region and they will be missed at the firm.

Christopher "Chris" Park practices in the areas of real estate, corporate and commercial, and estates law.  Chris provides service to our clients while working closely with the lawyers of our firm.

With our continued growth over the years we have had the fortune of working with several talented associates, articling students and support staff who have become successful members of the legal community. What remains constant is our goal to collaborate effectively by complementing each other’s skills and experience to provide high quality service to our clients and working within the community to promote the overall advancement of the Waterloo Region and its citizens.