Having graduated in 2001 from the University of Toronto with a joint Law degree and Master’s degree in International Relations, I have been practicing family law since 2004. Prior to that, my career began on Bay Street as an associate at Blake, Cassels and Graydon LLP, where I gained valuable experience in significant business and financial transactions.
Practicing in family law with meaningful experience in all its aspects, I have represented over a thousand clients in issues ranging from custody and access, support issues, property division, and complex financial disputes.
As a family law lawyer, I often see people at the most difficult of times. Clients feel a range of emotions from sadness, anger and denial to optimism and hope for the future. Focusing on my client as a complete person, my goal is to provide legal advice and guidance on the best path to resolving matrimonial issues in the most cost-effective and timely manner.
While I recommend settlement when it is reasonable and meets my client’s expectations, I am also a strong advocate at court for my client’s rights and entitlements when litigation is called for. Having been noted in more than twenty (20) precedent-setting cases and appearing before all levels of court in Ontario, I have extensive courtroom experience in the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice, the Unified Court of Justice, and the Ontario Court of Appeal.