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About Girvin Devitt

Protecting You and Your Family


Girvin Devitt has been practicing law in Peterborough, Ontario and the surrounding area since being called to the bar in 1975.  Girvin first took an interest in the law during university.  He earned his undergraduate degree at McMaster University, and completed his formal law degree at Osgoode Hall in Toronto.


Girvin first opened his legal practice on Chemong Road in Peterborough, Ontario, followed quickly by a satellite office in Bridgenorth.  Over the years he has consolidated his legal practice to the main office on Chemong Road in order to be as accessible as possible and provide the best service for all his clients in the Greater Peterborough area.


Girvin believes clarity is the key to good legal service.  He helps each client to fully grasp the processes and legal issues they face by giving clear, practical advice and making complex projects and developments more understandable.


Girvin’s practice encompasses a broad range of matters. He provides efficient and cost effective service for his clients in a wide variety of areas including; real estate, wills & estates, and corporate & business law.


Girvin Devitt, or ‘Girv’ as he is known by friends and family, has set down deep roots in Peterborough.  He and his wife Cheryl raised their three children; John, Annie, and Amanda, giving Girvin lots of personal practice with his lawyer skills!  Girvin has helped his now grown children navigate through some of life’s biggest legal milestones, recognizing these times can be highly stressful and highly emotional.  He provides practical and fair legal advice customized to each client’s needs, to help you too navigate challenging times.


Girv is very active in both the legal profession and the local community.  Girvin has volunteered his skills and experience for many not for profit organizations over the years, including; the Bridgenorth-Ennismore-Lakefield (BEL) Rotary Club, Arbour Theatre Peterborough, Westdale United Church, Scouts Canada, and more.

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