About Pathway

We know you’re trying to make up your mind about working with us. It’s okay – we’re cool. We’ll even help you decide!

The Problem

It should be reasonable to expect high-quality legal work, no matter where you choose to go. After all, every lawyer has knowledge, experience, expertise, and resources to get the job done.

So, if you can expect good legal work anywhere, how are you supposed to decide which law firm to choose?

The Solution

Choose the law firm that you want* to work with.

*Spoiler Alert: you want to work with us. Keep reading to find out why!

It’s a great place to work

Pathway Law, (formerly Whittal + Company Law Firm) began in April of 2011 when Daniel Whittal began operating his new law practice out of the basement of his home in Chatham, Ontario. Daniel’s legal career began in one of New York City’s top law firms, but like other young professionals, he felt pulled back to his hometown. His office opened as Daniel Whittal, Barrister + Solicitor, and from 2013 to 2021, operated as Whittal + Company Law Firm. In the fall of 2021 the firm changed their name to Pathway Law to better reflect the dynamic team that performs expertly to serve our clients every day. As a team, we consider this to be one of the best places to work in Ontario.

Daniel Whittal

Daniel J. Whittal
B.A. (Hons), J.D., TEP, Notary Public

Principal Lawyer

Daniel has always called Chatham-Kent home. He’s an active member of the community and a supporter of the arts and many non-profit organizations in CK. In addition to his legal studies, Dan is a lifelong student of karate, and is a 5th degree black belt. He’s the founder of Zanshin Dojo Karate Club in Chatham, one of the area’s only schools of classical karate. He loves to travel in his free time but also enjoys a quiet evening at home with family, good food, and vintage wine.

Our teams are
obsessively client-focused

We are over-the-moon when you choose to work with us because you are inviting us into the most significant moments of your life.

You can expect to feel welcomed; and to get straight-forward, thoughtful counsel. You’ll feel confident knowing that you have our entire team with you, every step of the way.

Three more great reasons to choose us

Now that we have 10 years under our belts, we have a pretty good handle on what makes our clients eager to work with us. We think you’ll agree that these are some pretty kick-ass incentives (that’s a good thing).

World class client experience

We obsess over this: we want every experience you have with us to be world class! We know that exceptional experiences get talked about and turn our clients into devoted fans. So, we stay curious about what makes a positive impact, and look for examples of great customer service in every industry.

Predictable pricing and services that wow!

We recognize that legal services can be costly. Still, it’s important that everyone who needs legal services receives them. We are always refining our processes and challenging ourselves to up our game. Doing this lets us add more services to our flat fee offerings, stick to our quotes, and maintain that our services offer you more overall — plus, our results will knock your socks off!

360° approach to law

This holistic, integrated approach influences everything we do. To you, this means the services you receive from Pathway Law are the best they can be. A 360° approach to law means we see you as whole person and your situation within the context of your unique circumstances. It means ever-becoming specialists while also drawing on the broader expertise of our entire team. It means looking at issues from several different angles and integrating what we discover. And, it means relentlessly pursuing excellence in everything we do, while caring about the incredibly important people that make up our 4Cs (clients, colleagues, company, and community).

Thousands of businesses, people, and families have loved working with us

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Thank you so much for making the process of our mortgage refinance very smooth. Abigail did excellent work!!! She was very helpful, very professional and very prompt with her responses when a question arose. I highly recommend Whittal + Company Law Firm!!!
Monica G
Chatham, ON
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Very professional and easy to talk to. No lawyer big words.
Les Sterling
Chatham, ON

We think
you’ll love
working with us too

You’ll never regret being proactive about your legal needs, especially when you work with our team. We have several specialists on staff to support whatever dreams and challenges you face. Are you ready to be empowered, protected, and supported by Pathway Law? Get in touch with us right now!