Divorce Lawyer & Mediator
I am an associate family lawyer and accredited family mediator assisting clients with peaceful, respectful, out-of-Court resolution of their parenting, support, and property issues. If you are speaking with a family lawyer, then you are going through a period of family transition. Sometimes that transition starts from a place of separation or divorce, and other times from a place of anticipating a marriage or other significant change of circumstance in your life. My role is to guide you through your transition. I do that by facilitating a process that empowers you to attain a durable and workable resolution. Whether you have concerns about your existing family law arrangements, or if you need to make brand new arrangements, I’m here to help. At my core, I believe that resolving your family law issues through negotiation, mediation, and/or collaborative law will always be preferable to resolving through litigation.
I have three degrees from Western University, including an Honours Bachelors of Arts in History (2013), a Masters of Art in History (2014), and my Juris Doctor (2017). I was called to the bar in 2018 and have worked exclusively in family law since that time. I also have a Masters of Law from Queen’s University (2020), and I am currently completing a doctorate of law at Queen’s in the field of legal education reform. My mediation certification is with the Ontario Association of Family Mediators. I am a nerd at heart who loves to learn, and being able to continuously expand my knowledge and skills through education is a life-long endeavor.
Growing up I moved around Ontario a lot, and at various points have called London, Sault Saint Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, Wiarton, and Kincardine home. I understand the different challenges faced by rural Ontarians when accessing the legal system, and I am proud to work with RIA to connect Ontarians to excellent legal services regardless of geography. For the first four years of my legal career, I worked for small law firms in rural Southwestern Ontario, which gave me the relatively rare opportunity to manage my own client files from day 1 of my career. At present, I happily reside in Kingston, Ontario with my partner and our two glorious (and massive) dogs. Someday, I would like to have a dog sanctuary where older dogs can go while waiting for adoption. My ideal night-in consists of quality time with my partner, our dogs, and bad reality television.