KKD Villager March 2020

Compcore Local Family Business

Many families do their best to achieve a work-life balance. Lawyers Steve and Cynthia Hellsten, a married couple, are no different. Their family’s needs were a big part of the decision to found their company, Compcore Law Group. The name describes the firm perfectly. Comp stands for compensation law and core, is their core business. Both lawyers represent employers in worker compensation matters, from small businesses to giant corporations. Cynthia and Steve both hail from Halifax where they married, earned their degrees and were called to the bar. They relocated to London for work in 2005 despite not having any relatives here or other ties to the city. They built a home here, and they are firmly rooted with their three active children: Brady is 8, Cally is 11 and Ryan is 13. After working at a London firm for more than a decade, Steve and Cynthia decided that the best way to keep their family in focus was to start their own company specializing in their area of expertise: workers’ compensation. In 2017, Steve earned a rare distinction. He is now one of just 13 Ontario lawyers to receive a Law Society of Ontario certification as a Specialist in Workplace Safety and Insurance Law. It’s quite an accomplishment considering there are some 52,000 lawyers in the Law Society of Ontario. In addition to their respective educations and combined decades of related work experience, Steve knows what it’s like to be on the other side as an injured worker. He crushed his left hand and partially severed a finger in an industrial accident while working a summer job in August 1996. He completely understands what it’s like to be a former benefits recipient with a permanent impairment. Although Compcore is licensed to work on cases from Newfoundland to British Columbia, the company’s heart is here at home where family comes first. Being entrepreneurs allows Cynthia and Steve some flexibility to make their own schedules and adjust to their family’s needs. The kids play sports and take part in plenty of other extra-curriculars. Cynthia is active on the Parent Advisory Council, has served as CWL President at their church that contributes to various charities in the community and coached soccer. Steve is involved with body building, collects military memorabilia and belongs to a local stamp club. Perfect work/life balance might be an unattainable ideal, but it seems the Hellstens have come close.

Steve and Cynthia Hellsten

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