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    I have practiced Civil and Criminal litigation in Ottawa since 1989.

    For over 25 years my practice has been focused in the courtroom.  I have appeared in myriad trials and hearings, from employment dismissal, human rights violations and professional discipline, to criminal defence in all manner of charges, negligence, sexual assault, defamation of reputation, and mental health capacity.



    Experience and communication are keys to success in trial advocacy.

    I strive to make litigation affordable for you.  I have a flexible retainer model including hourly billing, flat-rate and contingency fee-based retainers.  My retainer options permit you affordable access to the courts, based on your ability to pay.  

    I understand the court’s process and how judges make decisions. This experience is important when we determine Your strategy for Your case and helps me to recognize and take advantage of an opportunity that might arise during the case.

    Telephone:  613 567 1405

    Cellphone: 613 794 3856

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    Originally from Waterloo, Ontario I attended Wilfrid Laurier University where I earned an Honours Degree in Political Science in 1979 and played on the Ontario West champion varsity basketball team. A sense of team spirit is essential in litigation-we are in the case together. After graduation I moved to Ottawa, Ontario in 1980 where I was employed for a Member of Parliament representing Cambridge, Ontario. In 1982 I moved to London, Ontario to attend Western University’s Faculty of Law, graduating in 1985.

    While at Western University I was elected President of the Law Faculty’s student body and was awarded membership in the Dean Ivan Rand Honour Society. I was a member of the international moot court team.
    After completing my articles at the Toronto law firm Tory, Tory I was called to the Ontario bar in 1987. Shortly thereafter I attended the Institut d’Etudes Politiques et Economiques (Science Po) in Paris, France, graduating from the one-year program for international students in 1989.
    In 1989 I opened my own law practice with a focus on litigation. Over the years I have represented clients in a wide variety of matters. I have often acted for individuals who are in trouble with the state or with their employer: charged criminally, terminated by their employer, discriminated against unfairly, disciplined by their profession, injured by the careless or wrongful act of another, detained in a hospital. I have appeared before all levels of court in Ontario and before numerous regulatory and administrative tribunals and boards.
    My practice is centred in Ottawa and throughout Eastern Ontario. I have a working knowledge in the French language.


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