Our History

Following graduation as a mechanical engineer in 1971 from the University of Waterloo, Bob went on to attend law school at Osgoode Hall Law School and was subsequently called to the bar to practice law in Ontario on April 9, 1976, opening his door at 4 Queen Street South, Bolton 3 days later on April 12th. The practice flourished. Pat Muise joined Bob first as an articling student and then in 1980 to practice civil and family litigation while Bob limited his practice to real estate, small businesses, wills and estates. As the practice expanded so did the need for more space. Palmateer & Muise moved to 58 King Street West, Bolton in the summer of 1986 where they continued in partnership until Pat’s retirement in the spring of 2015.

Chandler Nicol joined Bob in 2017 from a Toronto law firm where he had been practicing litigation. Wanting a new challenge Chandler changed course from litigation to real estate, small businesses, wills and estates, with Bob mentoring him along the way.

Our Team

Robert B.G. Palmateer Senior Lawyer

Bob received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in 1971, before moving on to attend Osgoode Hall Law School, graduating in 1974, later in 1976 opening his office to practice law in Bolton.


Chandler M. Nicol Junior Lawyer

Chandler graduated from Queen’s University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts, Majoring in Philosophy and Minoring in Political Science. He subsequently attended University of Leicester and graduated from their Law School in 2013. Chandler was called to the Bar in June of 2015.


Angie Yellowlees Legal Assistant Law Clerk

Angie Yellowlees has lived in Bolton and the surrounding area for nearly 40 years and knows the community like the back of her hand. Angie was a self-employed paralegal and conveyancer for over 30 years. In 2010, she became our full time real estate clerk, but for as long as she can remember, she has worked alongside us and been a friendly face for many a client.


Barbara Garde Legal Assistant

Barbara grew up in Downsview, Toronto and moved to Bolton in 1978 with her husband.

After working at Kodak Canada Inc. in Toronto for 13 years, Barbara decided to be a stay-at-home mom for her two children (who are now secondary school teachers), working part-time for businesses around the community.