Our Family Of Law
- David J. Flett. Q. Arb
- Sharon Fox
- Patrick Hopf
- Madlin Lucyk
- Kayla McKinnon
- Kevin C. Mellor
- Joanne C. Moser, Q.C.
- Barry P. Nychuk
- Riley O. Potter
- Charlene M. Richmond
- Reginald E. Sauer
- James J. Vogel, Q.C.
- Christa Weber
David J. Flett, Q. Arb Associate
David completed his law degree in 1994 from the University of Saskatchewan, and received his degree in Business Administration the same year from the University of Regina. He has been practicing law in Regina since being called to the Saskatchewan bar in 1995. He was called to the bar in Manitoba in 1998. David has appeared many times before all levels of courts in Saskatchewan and is the past chairperson (two terms) of the South Saskatchewan Family Law Branch of the Canadian Bar Association.
David worked with Richmond Nychuk from 1999 to 2000. He then worked and became a partner at a large Regina firm, practicing exclusively in the area of family law. He left private practice in 2010 to work as a Senior Crown counsel with the provincial government, doing criminal prosecutions. David returned to private practice with Richmond Nychuk in January of 2014 and now practices exclusively in the area of family law, including collaborative law.
David completed arbitration training in 2010 through the ADR Institute of Canada Inc. (Alternate Dispute Resolution), and received his designation through that institute in 2018 as a Qualified Arbitrator. He can act as arbitrator to settle a wide variety of disputes, including parenting issues, child and spousal support, division of family property, as well as general civil litigation and employment matters. Arbitration is a method to resolve disputes outside of the courts, where the arbitrator acts in an impartial manner to consider the issues and make a final and binding decision. Arbitration can be less costly and time consuming than the traditional court process. It also allows for much greater privacy, as litigation through the courts can require filing detailed financial and personal information and court rulings with such information are often published and available to the public.
David is also able to offer unbundled legal services, providing advice and assistance to guide self-represented litigants through the court process.
David and his wife Susan have two children, and reside in Regina.
Sharon graduated from Law School at the University of Victoria in 2010 after completing a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Regina in 2007. Sharon Clerked with the British Columbia Supreme Court and articled with the Attorney General’s office, British Columbia in Criminal Appeals and Special Prosecutions.
Sharon was admitted to the Bar first in British Columbia in 2011 and to the Saskatchewan Bar in 2013. Since her admittance to the bar, she has practiced primarily in the area of Criminal Law, Civil Forfeiture, and Real-estate since that time. She also regularly attends to Family Law and Civil Litigation matters.
Sharon has trial experience at all levels of Court in Saskatchewan and British Columbia. Prior to joining Richmond Nychuk in 2013, Sharon practiced law in Namibia, Africa working with local government to implement democratic process and setting up the legal framework for Civil Registration systems in Namibia.
Sharon was born and raised on a small farm in North-East Saskatchewan as the eldest of four siblings. She brings with her a sense of solid work ethic and strong Saskatchewan values. Sharon has a daughter and they reside together in Regina, SK.
Madlin was born and raised here in Regina. She attended a private girls academy in Rhode Island, where she graduated as valedictorian. Before attending law school, Madlin scored in the first decile of applicants to the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine. After her first year of Law School Madlin enjoyed working at a large Saskatoon firm, where she gained experience working on a wide range of legal matters.
Madlin graduated from University of Saskatchewan College of Law this June and is excited to begin articles with our firm. She is fluent in both Spanish and English, and can converse in Portuguese and Cree. Madlin expects to establish a litigation practice with primary focus on family and criminal matters.
In her free time, Madlin enjoys singing, songwriting, producing, and performing.
Joanne C. Moser, Q.C.
Ms. Moser earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Toronto in 1990 and went on to graduate with distinction from the University of Saskatchewan College of Law in 1993. Prior to articling, Ms. Moser worked at the Federal Department of Justice and Office of the Attorney General of Canada in Ottawa, where she was an assistant to the Special Policy Advisor to the Minister.
She completed her Articles with a large Saskatchewan firm, both in their Regina and Saskatoon offices, where she gained experience in the areas of civil litigation and insurance law. She joined Richmond Nychuk on September 1, 1994. Joanne’s practice concentrates on family law matters and real estate. She has appeared before all levels of the court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Joanne has been appointed by Regina City Council to the Board of Revision to hear property tax assessment appeals since the year 1997 and is the chair of that Board. She is also the co-chair of the Saskatchewan Social Services Appeal Board, having been appointed as a member since 2011.
Joanne resides in Regina with her husband, and their two children. Joanne is a Certified Judge for the Canadian Baton Twirling Federation and a member of the World Baton Twirling Federation Board of Directors.
Barry P. Nychuk Partner
Mr. Nychuk graduated from Law School at the University of Saskatchewan in 1988. He commenced working for a small firm in Regina, thereafter becoming a partner in a 27-lawyer firm in 1991.
In January 1993, he dissolved his partnership with that firm and became a partner in the firm Richmond Nychuk and Carl which is now known as Richmond Nychuk. Barry practices extensively in Criminal Litigation as well as Civil Litigation and Real Estate. Mr. Nychuk was an associate Professor with the University of Regina in 1988 to 1992 lecturing on Canadian Legal Processes. He also conducted numerous seminars for various organizations including Public Legal Education Association, Commercial Investment Seminars and Farm Advocacy Groups.
Barry is presently a member of Canadian Bar Association and the Saskatchewan Trial Lawyer Association. He has practiced in all levels of the Court in Saskatchewan and recently spoke to a matter in the Supreme Court of Canada. In his down time, Barry enjoys golfing and hockey. He has attained various certification as both a baseball and hockey coach, spending many of his evenings and weekends coaching one or more of his four children on their respective sports teams.
Barry has coached four Provincial Championship teams at the highest level.
Riley O. Potter
Riley Potter received his Bachelor of Arts in 2009 with distinction from the University of Regina. He then attended the University of Saskatchewan and obtained his Juris Doctor in 2012 with distinction. After articling in Weyburn, Riley joined Richmond Nychuk following his admission to the Saskatchewan Bar in May 2013. He currently practices in the areas of family law, real estate, will, estates and civil litigation. Riley was raised on a family farm two hours southeast of Regina, and he enjoys playing hockey.
Charlene M. Richmond Partner
Ms. Richmond graduated from law school at the University of Saskatchewan with distinction in 1988. After articling with the Provincial Department of Justice, she began private practice with a large Regina law firm until co-founding the present firm on August 1, 1991.
Ms. Richmond practices in the area of Family Law and Agricultural law and lectures periodically on these topics. She also has experience in corporate, real estate, and debtor/creditor law. Charlene has experience at all levels of court including appearing before the Supreme Court of Canada. Ms. Richmond is fully bilingual and has made representations in Court in both official languages.
She is a member of the Collaborative Lawyer's Association and has extensive volunteer experience, including board member and chair, of non-profit organizations. Charlene has also been appointed Honorary Consul of Morocco. Charlene and her husband, Barry, have recently relocated to a beautiful home in Deer Valley. They also own a home in Florida which they frequent as often as possible with their four children.
Reginald E. Sauer Associate
Mr. Sauer graduated from law school at the University of Saskatchewan in 1988. Prior to law school he completed his Bachelor of Administration at the University of Regina in 1984. After completing his Articles in Estevan, Saskatchewan, Mr. Sauer moved to Regina where he was born and raised to begin his private practice.
From 1989 to 1998, Mr. Sauer practiced as an associate and partner with two Regina law firms before joining Richmond Nychuk in January, 1999. Mr. Sauer practices primarily in the area of family law. Mr. Sauer also has experience in the areas civil litigation, corporate law, real estate and debtor/creditor law. Mr. Sauer has lectured on selected topics through the Public Legal Education Association. He is General Counsel for the Elks of Canada and a member of the Collaborative Lawyers Association.
James J. Vogel, Q.C.
James graduated from Law School at the University of Saskatchewan in 1987. His Undergraduate Degree is in Business Administration. James was admitted to the Bar in 1999 and has practiced almost exclusively in the area of Family Law since that time.
James has extensive trial experience at all levels of Court in Saskatchewan. He has worked on cases in the Supreme Court of Canada.
James has lectured groups on Family Law and co-authored various articles in the Family Law field. He is a member of the Law Society of Saskatchewan, Canadian Bar Association, Collaborative Lawyers Association and Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association. He is a past Director of the Collaborative Lawyers Association.
He continues to practice extensively in the Family Law Litigation area.
James and his wife have three children and live in Regina.
Patrick is an associate lawyer with Richmond Nychuk. His experience is primarily in the area of family law, and he has presented on the topic. He also practices in the areas of real estate, civil litigation, corporate law, and estate law.
Patrick graduated from law school at the University of Saskatchewan with distinction in 2014. Before studying law, he had earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Calgary with first class honours in 2004, and a Master of Science from the University of Western Ontario in 2010.
Patrick is an active member of the community. He is a member of the board of directors of his children’s soccer association. He is presently the President of a Saskatchewan organization promoting access to justice in French, the Association des juristes d’expression française de la Saskatchewan (l’AJEFS), and the Saskatchewan regional representative of the national federation, the Fédération des associations de juristes d’expression française (le FAJEF).
Patrick is bilingual and provides legal services in both English and French. He is also conversant in Korean.
Patrick lives in Regina with his wife have three children.
Christa Weber was born and raised in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from the University of Alberta in 2010, graduating with distinction. While completing her Criminology degree in 2009, Christa had the privilege of doing a practicum placement with Liberty Law (Beresh Aloneissi O’Neill Hurley O’Keefe Millsap), a boutique criminal defence law firm in Edmonton, giving her the opportunity to work with very experienced criminal practitioners at an early point in her education.
Christa attended law school at the University of Saskatchewan. Throughout law school, Christa volunteered with Community Legal Assistance Services for Saskatoon’s Inner City (CLASSIC) wherein she obtained practical experience in the areas of criminal law, civil litigation, administrative law, as well as wills and estates. During the course of her studies, Christa went on exchange to the Gold Coast, Australia, where she attended a semester of law school at Bond University.
In 2013, Christa graduated from law school with her Juris Doctor degree with distinction. She accepted an articling position with Legal Aid Regina City Area Office, and after her call to the bar in June of 2014, she commenced practice with Legal Aid Moose Jaw Area office practicing exclusively in the areas of criminal defence and family law. Christa joined Richmond Nychuk in January of 2016 and currently maintains a general practice with her preferred area of practice being criminal law. Christa has appeared before all levels of court in Saskatchewan.
In her spare time, Christa volunteers with Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan and volunteers as an executive member of her condo board association. She enjoys playing recreational sports, such as soccer and volleyball, as well as training for and running ½ marathons. Christa is also involved musical endeavors, singing in church choir, as well as singing in a local classic rock cover band.
Kevin C. Mellor
Kevin C. Mellor, is a lawyer and Chartered Professional Accountant who has represented individuals, small companies and large corporations for the past 34 years. His experience includes his time working in the Caribbean where he established a Trust Company, trusts and corporations for high net worth clients and travelled the world executing these services.
Mr. Mellor practices civil litigation and corporate commercial services. In respect of civil litigation Kevin’s preferred areas of practice include shareholder disputes, debtor and creditor protection and enforcement, judicial review of government decisions and tax litigation against the CRA. In respect of corporate commercial services his preferred areas of practice are share and asset purchases, real estate purchases, drafting contracts, executing tax plans, unanimous shareholders agreements, corporate governance, securities documents including subscription agreements and offering documents and lastly estate preparation including the drafting of wills.
Mr. Mellor has practiced in many courts in the country including the Supreme Court of Canada, the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan, the Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan, the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan, the Magistrate Court, the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal.
Mr. Mellor prides himself on giving all clients large and small, honest and straight forward advice to solve their legal issues in a timely manner.
Kevin is married with two teenage children who enjoys all sports including football, basketball, hockey, golf and combat sports. In addition, he loves the Arts from paintings to plays.
Please contact Kevin to discuss your legal needs.
Kayla McKinnon Student-at-Law
Kayla received her Bachelor of Arts in 2013 with distinction from the University of Regina and went on to graduate from the University of Saskatchewan College of Law in 2017. While in Law School, Kayla enjoyed summering with Richmond Nychuk and is excited to be articling with the firm. Kayla expects to practice primarily in the area of family law, wills and estates.
For 17 years, Kayla was a dedicated baton twirler, retiring only upon her acceptance into Law School, at which time she enjoyed performing twice in the College of Law’s variety show: Legal Follies. She began competing locally at the age of 8 and went on to compete in the World Baton Twirling Championships and International Cup for nine consecutive years. Throughout this time, Kayla was presented with many awards from both the Saskatchewan Baton Twirling Association (SBTA) and the Canadian Baton Twirling Federation (CBTF), including Athlete of the Year and Grand National Champion. During Kayla’s twirling career, she also enjoyed coaching up-and-coming twirlers. Kayla’s dancing career, which unfolded alongside her twirling career, began at the age of three and wrapped up a few years before she retired from twirling.
Kayla was born and raised in Regina. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, reading, creative writing, and spending time with her loved ones.