My law practice is concentrated on family law and matrimonial litigation. I
am comfortable in cases involving high conflict custody and access issues as
well as property and support matters, and I accept Legal Aid Certificates.
I provide my clients with experienced advice and professional service. I avoid taking on more work than I can handle properly and files do not sit around in my office collecting dust. I am committed to returning telephone calls promptly and I report to each client on a regular basis in language that is clear and concise. By utilizing the latest computer technology, I am able to provide clients with top quality and efficient legal representation.
I am involved in ongoing professional development, participating regularly in continuing legal education programs through the Law Society of Upper Canada, and have taught legal research at Westervelt College to students in the paralegal and law clerk programs. I keep up-to-date on notable family law cases, and have established strong relationships with highly respected senior counsel with whom I regularly discuss issues relating to the practice of family law.
I graduated from the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law and then articled with the first-rate Bay Street law firm of Rachlin & Wolfson before being called to the Ontario Bar in 1995. Prior to entering law school I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from Trent University, consistently making the Dean’s Honors list and receiving numerous awards and scholarships. I was recognized by the Department of Philosophy for my academic excellence by twice receiving the Gadfly Award for having achieved the highest grades among all second and third year philosophy students. I have worked as a Provincial Prosecutor with the Crown Attorney’s office in Barrie, and as a Litigation Support Analyst with the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.