I thoroughly enjoy my work. I relish the opportunity to engage in the process of resolving conflict. My first approach is negotiation, collaborative discussions, mediation, and if necessary, litigation. If litigation is required, I pride myself on my advocacy and courtroom skills. However, that is the last resort for resolving conflict and sometimes is necessary.
I have been a lawyer for over 25 years. With this accumulation of experience, years of conflict law, including family, civil litigation, criminal law and estate litigation, I have been in front of numerous tribunals and disciplinary boards. There are not many new cases that I receive in which I have not had some related experience.
I have taught at the Bar Admission Program for lawyers in Ontario in the areas of advocacy, professional responsibly, criminal procedure, marked Family Law exams and been a presenter at various events and programs.
I have attended many developmental programs, including Canadian Bar Association Conferences.
I practice karate and hold the rank of black belt. I have been involved in numerous coaching positions including hockey. I am also active in organizations such as the Royal Canadian Legion.
Member, Peel Criminal Lawyers Association
Member, Peel Law Association
Member, Mediation-Arbitration Peel
Member, Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario (FDRIO)
LL.B., University of Windsor (1983)
LL.M, Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution (2002)
Called to the Ontario Bar, 1984