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.
Family Law Specialist, Law Society of Ontario
Certified Family Mediator, FDRIO
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