Akua Carmichael


  • LL.B., University of Windsor
  • J.D., University of Detroit-Mercy
  • B.A. Hons. (French & Spanish), Queens University

Practice Description

Akua is a senior associate at Dale & Lessmann LLP. She is a member of the Estate Planning and Administration group and has a primary focus on estate planning. Akua assists clients to achieve their estate planning goals and works with owner-managers, entrepreneurs, professionals, blended families, seniors, and parents of young families. Her estate planning expertise includes tax and probate planning, corporate reorganizations, cross-border will and trust planning, charitable giving, planning for special needs beneficiaries, estate planning for pets, and incapacity planning. Akua assists estate trustees with applications for probate and in the administration of estate and trusts. She also provides opinions on will and trust interpretations.

Akua is a frequent speaker on estate and trust issues and has written published articles as an estate law contributor to Advisors Edge Report as well as other publications. She is also an estate law tutor with the Law Society of Ontario. Akua has appeared on local television to discuss wills and estates, estate planning for the business owner, and powers of attorney. Additionally, she is the author My Lifeprint, an estate planning manual and workbook.

Professional Affiliations and Distinctions

  • Admitted to Ontario Bar (Law Society of Ontario), 2006
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Fluent in French, and Spanish