About Us

Building on deep roots of quality service and client-centredness, our mission today is simple: Every client matters and our aim is to provide our clients with knowledgeable, in-depth, legal guidance and service in a timely manner, at a reasonable price.

We are dedicated to providing our clients with utmost value and meeting their expectations.

Continuing on our cherished legacy of serving clients in Burlington, Hamilton, Niagara and beyond, our steadfast belief in this philosophy has never wavered.

It has only grown stronger. As today’s legal climate continues to increase in complexity, we feel an even greater need to keep our vision of justice clear and our approach to attaining it a strong one.

A Higher Calling In The Quest For Justice

We are convinced that the strength and success of a law firm depend largely on the fundamental values that drive its practice. At Faber & Oostdyk, our foundation is built on the pursuit of noble aims, unshakable faith in justice and an overriding sense of accountability to both our clients and to the principles of what is right and good.

Working ethically to achieve high-quality results for our clients has always meant a lot to us. With the precious knowledge and experience we have gained over the years, we feel a strong commitment toward our clients — the ones who can benefit most from dependable advice and fair, workable solutions to their legal problems.

Our Gold Standard Of Care

By maintaining a compact practice in a boutique firm setting, we control the consistency and quality of our service to each client and every case. We aim to be accessible, responsive, supportive and professional.

At the end of each day, when our clients feel that they have received care, dignity, sound advice and the best possible result for their matter at law, we have deep satisfaction knowing that we have fulfilled our mission.

 Our Lawyers


Sean founded the law firm Faber & Oostdyk in early 2016, after joining the original firm, van der Woerd & Faber in 2015 to work with his influential predecessor and friend, Herman Faber.

From an early age, Sean developed an aptitude for oral advocacy and debate, often taking the side of, or defending himself from, one of his five siblings in his robust childhood home outside London, Ontario. Of course, the exchanges were always civil!

As writing skills developed through education, including a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the University of Western Ontario, a career in law became imminent. Sean obtained his Juris Doctorate from Bond University in 2009. After practicing law under an experienced mentor in London, Sean moved to the Golden Horseshoe to join a litigation firm in Hamilton where he practiced from 2011 to 2015.

Incidentally (or perhaps not), the move brought Sean closer to his now wife, with whom he lives in Burlington along with their three
young children.

A fascination with the values, order and benefits the law provides to society, along with a keen sense of privilege in being able to serve a wide demographic of clients, motivates Sean to assist clients with integrity, transparency and quality.

Apart from the practice of law, outdoor activities, family time, and faith are high on Sean’s priority list.

Andrew Tamminga



Andrew Tamminga recently graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor and Detroit Mercy obtaining both a Juris Doctor in Canada as well as the United States. Prior to law school, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from McMaster University.

At law school, Andrew was a Student Intern at the Veterans Law Clinic as well as International IP Patent Law Clinic. In the Veterans Law Clinic, Andrew helped U.S. veterans obtain government funding. In the Patent clinic, Andrew helped inventors draft and apply for patents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Outside law school, Andrew is involved in the church he attends with his wife. Andrew currently lives in Hamilton and enjoys spending his free time playing golf, guitar, fishing, and watching the Toronto Maple Leafs.




Herman Faber practiced law in the Hamilton and Burlington area since 1982 when he began to work for Van der Woerd & Faber. 

As a husband, father and grandfather, Herman was gracious, patient and generous with his talents and ideas.

He practiced law with a joy and vibrancy that made it difficult to not get caught up in his enthusiasm. Staff and clients appreciated the balanced perspective that Herman brought to each case and the time he took to build positive relationships with others.

This careful, thoughtful and diligent approach gained the law practice a deep trust in the community. Herman also regularly spoke and volunteered for psychiatric outreach programs and other organizations serving those with schizophrenia and mental health challenges.

He lived out his mission statement “put my faith into practice” throughout his entire career.





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1025 Waterdown Road
Burlington, ON L7T 1N4

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