I have been practicing family law for twenty years. I have lots of experience with courts and realize that alternative approaches, including collaborative law and mediation are almost always better for clients. It is not only important that clients obtain good, fair settlements, but also that we minimize both emotional and financial cost along the way. This is especially true when children are involved.
As well as being a lawyer, I am a trained mediator and I was one of the founding members of the Ottawa Collaborative Law group. I graduated from the University of Toronto Law school and have been practicing in Ottawa since 1997. I offer clients everything from collaborative law to mediation to traditional litigation services. I only practice family law as I believe it is virtually impossible to be truly expert in more than one area of law.