Admitted

1979, Ontario

Law School

University of Ottawa, LL.B.

Member

Perth County Law Association (Chairperson, Law Library Committee, 1986—; Vice President, 2002—; Representative, County and District Law President’s Association, 2002—). Family Mediation Canada, Ontario Association of Family Mediators, Association for Conflict Resolution, Ontario Deputy Judges Associaton, American Judges Association, Stratford Chamber of Commerce.

Biography

Instructor: Bar Admission Course, Negotiations and Family Law, Law Society of Upper Canada, 1995-2005; Conduct Ontario Legal Aid Mediation and Settlement Conference, 2002; Mediation for the Family Practitioner sponsored by the Law Society of Upper Canada and recognized by Family Mediation Canada, 1995; Middlesex Family Law Association Annual Conference, 1995, 1996; Basic Settlement Conference Training, Ontario Legal Aid Plan, March 1995; Continuing Legal Education, Child Support Guidelines, Law Society of Upper Canada, 1996, 1998; Middlesex Law Association Annual Family Conference, 1998; Continuing Legal Education, Title Insurance, 1998; Continuing Legal Education, Family Law, Law Society of Upper Canada, 2000; June, 2001, November, 2001 and January 2002, Bar Admission Course, Family Law; September, Middlesex Family Law Association Seminar, 2002; Youth Criminal Justice Act CLE Program, Law Society of Upper Canada, January 2003; Continuing Legal Education, Best Practice for the Conduct of a Child Protection File, Law Society of Upper Canada, March 2004; National Youth Justice Defence Counsel Forum, Department of Justice, Ottawa, March 2004; Continuing Legal Education, Family and Estates Law, Law Society of Upper Canada, June 2004; Deputy Judges’ Continuing Legal Education Seminars, 2004-2007; Continuing Legal Education, the Six Minute Family Court Judge, The Law Society of Upper Canada, February, 2005; Continuing Legal Education, Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines, Ontario Bar Association, March 2005; Continuing Legal Education, Conduct of the Family Law Trial, The Law Society of Upper Canada, 2007. Guest Speaker, Ontario Police College, Aylmer, 1992. Participant, Wednesday Legal Advice Clinics, 1999-2005. Member: Legal Aid Duty Counsel Panel, Ontario Court of Justice, Family Court and Criminal Court, 1979—; Child Abuse Review Team, Huron Perth Children’s Aid Society, 1999-2005; Legal Advisory, Ontario Public School Boards’ Association, 1990—; Bench and Bar Committee, Southwest Region, 1990-1994. Deputy Judge, Ontario Superior Court of Justice Small Claim’s Court, 2004—. Chairperson: Gallery/Stratford, 1984-1985; Stratford Chamber of Commerce, 1985-1986; Perth County of Education, 1986-1988; Personnel Committee, Perth County Board of Education, 1989-1990; Legal Advisory Defence Fund, Ontario Public School Boards’ Association, 1991—. Supervisor, Law Cooperative Program, 1989-1990, Vice Chairperson, 1992-1993 and Trustee, 1984-1997, Perth County Board of Education. Pro bono legal services to sheltered workshop corporation, 1998-2003. Parliamentarian, Ontario Public School Trustees Association Annual Meeting, 1998—. Chair, Legal Issues in Public Education Workshops, 1994, 1995.

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Mediation
  • Wills
  • Estates
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Corporate Commercial Law