Kerry is originally from Saskatoon and attended the University of Saskatchewan. He maintains primarily a litigation practice which focuses on family law matters (divorce, custody, property division, and support issues), civil litigation, criminal law (defending charges under the Criminal Code of Canada and Federal and Provincial Statutes and regulations). In addition, Kerry also assists people with real estate transactions and wills and estates (including estate litigation). In 2008 Kerry was appointed as a Special Prosecutor by the Attorney-General of Manitoba, prosecuting criminal matters on behalf of Manitoba Prosecution Service when a conflict of interest arises within Manitoba Justice. He continues to act in this capacity to the present day. In 2019 Kerry was appointed as Independent Counsel by the Attorney-General of Manitoba, to represent the rights and interests of victims and complainants of certain crimes being prosecuted by Manitoba Prosecution Service.
In 2018 Kerry obtained his call to the Bar in Ontario, succeeding the practice of Gregory Welch in the Kenora area of Ontario. Kerry has appeared in all levels of Court in Manitoba (Provincial Court, Court of King’s Bench, and the Court of Appeal), the Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Justice in Ontario, as well as the Provincial Court and Court of King’s Bench in Saskatchewan.
Called to the Bar of Manitoba in 1996.
Called to the Bar of Ontario in 2018.
DFS Kaneski UnRuh LLP is the result of two firms merging in January of 2023, namely Deeley Fabbri Sellen LLP (“DFS”) and BD Oakes Jardine Kaneski UnRuh LLP (“BD Oakes”). The founding partners of DFS created the firm in 1979, known for dedicated and flexible client service, legal excellence and effectiveness, and commitment to giving back to the community. BD Oakes traces its history to 1974, becoming Booth Dennehy Ernst & Kelsch, acquiring Tupper & Adams (Manitoba’s oldest firm), and evolving into BD Oakes in 2019, carrying on a history of providing a wide range of legal services in Manitoba and Northwest Ontario.Join our Team