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Practicing in

  • Family Law
  • Wills
  • Criminal Law

WELCOME TO S. K. Pickens Law

We're a Peterborough-based law firm dedicated to providing exceptional, strategic legal advice tailored to the needs of our individual and business clients.

Every case is unique—yours is no exception. We offer clients advice and representation in a number of areas of practice including Family, Wills, and Criminal Law.

Our team met while working in the Criminal Justice System. Together, we possess a wealth of experience in litigation and client services. We also share a passionate commitment to justice, a high degree of professionalism and integrity, and a desire to succeed on your behalf. It's this unparalleled level of service, coupled with our extensive legal experience, that distinguishes S. K. Pickens Law from other law practices.

Contact us to set up an appointment.

Areas of Practice

Family Law

Family Law

We take a resolution-oriented approach toward matters involving divorce and separation, and try to resolve matters out of Court. Where it becomes necessary to proceed to Court, our litigation experience will be at your disposal.


Let us help you plan your future by preparing a Will that can legally protect your interests and help ensure your wishes are followed.
Criminal Law

Criminal Law

Shonagh has over 13 years of criminal law experience as an Assistant Crown Attorney. We will work to get the best resolution of your matter, whether through negotiations or at a trial. We are here to make sure your rights are followed and that justice is done on your behalf.


We pride ourselves on being able to reduce the intensity of conflict, implement stability and reach a resolution for our clients. We believe in developing strong, trustworthy relationships with our clients by providing them with dedicated, personalized representation, regardless of the complexity of the issues.

Shonagh K. Pickens

Shonagh K. PickensLL.B. B.A.



I have over 13 years of litigation experience as an Assistant Crown Attorney, prosecuting everything from impaired driving to homicide. I have decided that it is time for a change in my career and I’m very excited to be opening my own practice.
Sarah R. Koschman

Sarah R. Koschman

Office Manager/Legal Administrator


The last 11 years have provided me with vast amounts of knowledge and experience in court processes and courtroom proceedings by working closely with Justice partners and taking an active role in the administration of police investigations and Crown prosecutions.



S. K. Pickens Law PC

398 McDonnel Street, Unit 4
Peterborough, ON
K9K 2X4

Tel: 705-775-2020
Fax: 705-775-1010