professional legal aid lawyers in pembroke

Learn more about our lawyers at Huckabone O’Brien Instance Bradley and how we can help you. If you would like more information about our team, please contact our firm.

Along with our lawyers, other team members include:

Legal assistant: Anna Yuke, Ext. 323

Receptionist: Cheryl McDowell, Ext. 300

Mark Huckabone

Mark Huckabone

Tel: 613.735.2341 Ext. 305


Brooke Agnew
Tel: 613.735.2341 Ext. 309

Bree Kilby
Tel: 613.735.2341 Ext. 307

Mark graduated with a B.A. from the University of Windsor in 1992 and received a LL.B. from the University of Ottawa in 1995. He was called to the Bar in Ontario in 1997.

Mark is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association, the Criminal Lawyers Association, and the Renfrew County Law Association.

Mark is a part-time professor at Algonquin College (Pembroke Campus). He teaches Criminology and the Criminal Code and Statutes courses as part of the Police Foundations Program. Mark is the Chair of the Algonquin College of Renfrew County Capital Campaign.

Mark practices criminal law and has a large defence practice that includes proceedings in the Ontario and Superior Courts, as well as Provincial Offences Court and other quasi-criminal administrative tribunals. Mark has experience and knowledge of the military justice system and has appeared in Court Martial Proceedings at C.F.B. Petawawa.

He also practices general civil litigation, construction law, and residential real estate.

He is Past President of the Pembroke Boys and Girls Club and regularly participates in other community related events. Mark is the proud father of three boys, Jake, Ben and Patrick.

Bill Instance

Bill Instance

Tel: 613.735.2341 Ext. 322


Christina Elliott
Tel: 613.735.2341 Ext. 320

Bill Instance attended Ottawa University and received his Bachelor of Social Science in Economics in 1978. He then attended Queen’s University and received an LL.B. in 1981. He was called to the Bar in the Province of Ontario in 1983.

Bill joined the Pembroke law firm of LaFrance, Shaw & LaFrance in 1983, and had a general practice with that firm until its merger with Huckabone O’Brien and Radley-Walters in 1987.

Bill practices in the area of residential real estate (including sales, purchases, and mortgages), wills and estates, corporate/commercial matters, and family law. In addition, he is the solicitor for three Renfrew County municipalities, assisting them with various real estate, planning, by-law and tax collection issues.

Bill is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the Renfrew County Law Association. He has been active in the community, serving on various charitable and community boards, including the United Way and the Pembroke Soccer Club, and donating his time canvassing for such charities as the March of Dimes and the Kidney Foundation.

Mathew Bradley

Matthew J. Bradley

Tel: 613.735.2341 Ext. 321


Wendy Hewitt
Tel: 613.735.2341 Ext. 313

Gloria Audette

Tel: 613.735.2341 Ext. 318

Matthew J. Bradley graduated with an Honours B.A. from Queen’s University in 1985. He obtained a Civil Law Degree from Laval University in 1991 and Common Law Degree from the University of Ottawa in 1992. He was called to the bar in Ontario in 1994.

Matthew articled at Gowlings in Ottawa before joining his father, Henry Bradley, Q.C., in 1994 in general practice. In September 2003, he merged with the law firm of Huckabone O’Brien Instance Bradley as a partner.

Matthew is a member of the Law Society of Ontario. He has been a guest lecturer at the CCLA Civil Litigation Conference, CCLA Solicitors Conference, and many educational programs for financial institutions, real estate offices, investment firms, and the military. He has served on various charitable boards. He is presently the Chair of the Pembroke Petawawa District Community Foundation since 2007.

Matthew specializes in corporate/commercial matters, residential and commercial real estate, and wills, trusts and estates. He offers legal services in English and French.

Matthew has a satellite office in Barry’s Bay under the name Howe & Bradley at 46 Murray Park Street. That office can be reached at 613-756-2087. Matthew’s email at that location is

brent wiiliam smith

Brent William Smith

Tel: 613.735.2341 Ext. 327

Brent practices in real estate matters in addition to all kinds of family law matters, including custody and access, child and spousal support, and division of property. 

In his practice, Brent endeavours to ensure his clients are well-informed of their options. He strives to be approachable and to give straightforward advice, knowing that clients must fully understand their legal options before moving forward. He prides himself on being a supportive and fierce advocate, a good communicator, and someone who genuinely listens. Brent is passionate about making the law more accessible to individuals and he makes himself available for clients at any time that suits their respective needs.

While attending the University of Ottawa, Brent focused on issues surrounding the access to law for low-income and middle-income individuals in rural Ontario. Applying his knowledge in this area, he is able to provide a compassionate and flexible response to barriers individuals face when requiring legal services.

Brent was born in Pembroke and is proud of his roots and connection to the Ottawa Valley. He can be found hiking, boating on the Ottawa River, and canoeing in Algonquin Park. He has a variety of experience and has spent time teaching in China, was a Prison Guard in Iqaluit and a Park Warden at Algonquin and Fitzroy Harbour Provincial Parks.


  • Bachelor of Arts in Law, Carleton University (2014)
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL. B) University of Gloucestershire (2016)
  • Master of Laws (LL.M) University of Ottawa (2017)
  • Call to the Ontario Bar (2019)
Kevin Dulude

Kevin Dulude

A graduate of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, Kevin joined Huckabone O’Brien Instance Bradley after working as a labour and employment lawyer with the federal government since his call to the Ontario bar in 2015.


Kevin has successfully advocated for clients in the Federal Court, the Ontario Court of Justice and before various tribunals. Kevin advises both employers and employees in a broad range of employment matters including contracts, policy development, human rights, employment standards compliance, discipline matters, labour arbitration and civil litigation.

Kevin also provides counsel on a variety of matters related to family law, including cohabitation agreements, common law relationships, separation agreements, custody and access issues, division of assets and divorce proceedings.

No matter what the case file is about, Kevin believes strongly in empowering and educating his clients, as well as providing them with cost-effective and strategic solutions to avoid legal disputes while also staying best positioned for possible litigation.

Fluently bilingual, Kevin offers legal services in English and French.

Prior to his career in law, Kevin was an officer in the Canadian Forces. He holds a BA (Business) from the Royal Military College of Canada and an MBA from HEC Montreal. Outside the office, he enjoys travelling, spending time with family and friends, and staying active by playing golf, basketball and tennis, and cross-country skiing.

Kevin is a member of the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations, the Renfrew County Law Association and the Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario.


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Receptionist: Cheryl McDowell

Tel:  613.735.2341 Ext. 300


Legal Assistant: Anna Yuke
Tel: 613.735.2341 Ext. 323

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284 Pembroke St E

Pembroke, ON  K8A 3K3

P: 613-735-2341

F: 613-735-0920

F: 613-735-3547


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P.O. Box 487

Pembroke, ON  K8A 6X7


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