I am a Toronto Family Lawyer who believes strongly in resolving family disputes with honesty, dignity and respect, and putting children’s interests first. I am a critical thinker who examines all sides of a problem to come up with creative solutions. Every family is different but all benefit from compassionate advocacy at a time of stressful transition.
Before starting my own practice, I was an associate with a family law firm in Newmarket. Here, I gained significant experience of advocacy and negotiation in matters related to child custody, access, support and property division. I graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and articled with Legal Aid Ontario. After being called to the Ontario Bar, I was a Staff Lawyer with Legal Aid in Milton, where I worked as Duty Counsel, helping self-represented litigants in child protection and domestic matters.
I am on the Board of the Family Lawyers Association, as well as being a member of the Ontario Association of Collaborative Professionals (OACP).
Prior to becoming a lawyer, I earned an undergraduate degree in French from Yale University and a doctorate in European Literature from Oxford University. I was a professor of French at University College London in the United Kingdom for over a decade before I returned to Toronto to attend law school.
I am a mother of two sons. I enjoy walking in Toronto’s ravines, pilates, and attending choral concerts with my husband.