Over the years I have specialized in child protection and family law. I am an experienced litigator and have appeared at all levels of Ontario family court, including the Ontario Court of Appeal.
I work collaboratively with clients to understand the nature, scope, and context of their legal issues and to achieve creative solutions that prioritize their interests. I recognize that while I have expertise in the legal issues at play, clients are experts about their own lives. I strive to build respectful and nonjudgmental relationships with clients in order to maximize trust and information sharing, thereby improving client outcomes.
I frequently represent children on behalf of the Office of the Children’s Lawyer. When representing parents, I maintain a child-centered and clinically informed perspective. I will be a dedicated advocate for parents or other separating partners who find themselves engaged with a legal system that can often feel overwhelming, confusing, and sometimes even hostile. I support clients to continually explore opportunities for settlement wherever possible, in order to control clients’ legal costs and achieve appropriate outcomes on consent.
I am also available to provide independent legal advice and representation in negotiations to separating clients looking to proceed on a non-contentious basis.