Smiths Falls: 613-283-7331

Athens: 613-924-2673

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Ross Cliffen & Associates - Your Full-Service Law Firm in Smiths Falls

Ross Cliffen & Associates is a full-service law firm, located in Smiths Falls, Ontario. We offer a wide variety of legal services in the private and public sectors. In addition, we have been retained by businesses, law enforcement agencies, municipal, provincial and federal governments in various matters.

Choosing the right lawyer is very important. Our practice is largely built on referrals from satisfied clients who recommend our services in various areas.

We also Commission and Notarize documents, and provide Affidavits, Legal Advice and Representation.

With Lanark County being the core, we also service surrounding areas, such as Smiths Falls, Perth, Leeds and Grenville Counties, Brockville, Carleton Place and Ottawa. We have extensive expertise and experience, and we always deal with our files in a personal and confidential manner.

About Us

The law firm of Ross Cliffen & Associates was founded by Michael J. Quigley in 1970 in Smiths Falls, Ontario. In 1977, Michael V. Ross joined the firm and the name became Quigley & Associates. Later that year the firm moved to its present location at 30 Russell St. E., Smiths Falls. Michael R. Cliffen joined the firm in 1981 and the firm became Quigley, Ross & Cliffen in 1981. Upon Michael J. Quigley’s appointment as a Judge of the Superior Court, the firm name became Ross Cliffen & Associates. Timothy Ray who acted as legal counsel with the firm, was also appointed a Judge of the Superior Court of Justice in 2008.

Our Smiths Falls office is located in the “Old Post Office” on the corner of Russell St. and Market St. Our office is a heritage site, built in 1894 by the Ministry of Public Works at a cost of $18,416.00. The plans of Thomas Fuller, Dominion Architect, included heavy masonry, steep roofs and wide semi-circular arches for the windows and doors. The postal use of the building was discontinued in 1964 when the Roman Catholic Church acquired the building and used it as a high school. In 1977, our law firm moved into the building.

In addition to our law office in Smiths Falls, we also have a branch office in Athens, Ontario, to better serve our clients in the Leeds and Grenville area.

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

From Family Disputes to Civil Litigation, we work to get the results that matter most to you.

Buying a Home

Buying a Home?

Take the stress out of your transaction – we have extensive experience in all aspects of real estate.

A Personal Approach

A Personal Approach

We are here to address your questions and concerns – contact us to book an appointment today.

Due to renovations we have temporarily moved to

91 Cornelia St West, Unit 118, Smiths Falls, Ontario, K7A5L3, PO BOX 804

Ross Cliffen & Associates

Professional Corporation 

Barristers, Solicitors, Notaries

Main Office

30 Russell St E

Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4W6


Monday - Friday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Ross Cliffen & Associates

Professional Corporation
Barristers, Solicitors, Notaries

Athens Office

10 Main St. East, P.O. Box 604, 

Athens, Ontario, K0E 1B0

P: 613-924-2673

F: 613-283-6792

By appointment

Service Area

Smiths Falls and surrounding area
Athens and surrounding area
Perth and surrounding area 

Lanark, Leeds, Grenville and areas


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