“I know what it is like to go through challenging times and how important it is to work with supportive people.”
I know firsthand how challenging life can be at times, particularly during times of divorce, family breakdown, or legal troubles. My goal is to help make these times as easy as possible for clients by providing a supportive, compassionate approach that looks at each client holistically as an individual. I want my clients to thrive and to be the best version of themselves.
By way of background, I have extensive experience as a lawyer, particularly working with abused women and children. I worked for over 16 years as an Assistant Crown Attorney holding the position of the Lead Domestic Violence Crown for most of it. I have prosecuted and defended a diverse range of cases, including domestic violence, impaired driving, child abuse, homicide and much more. I have extensive experience in the court room including trials in both the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice. I am both a tough negotiator and fearless litigator, but I am also creative and resolution oriented in the appropriate circumstances. I hold a certificate in professional coaching and I also have degrees in political science and education.
In addition to my professional qualifications, I have personally experienced many of life’s challenges and learned firsthand the importance of taking care of ourselves through nutrition, exercise, mindfulness and other supports when we are going through difficult times. I know what it is like to feel overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, trapped in an unhealthy relationship and to self-medicate with food or alcohol. I learned tools to manage these feelings and maintain a healthy lifestyle, and I educate my clients on how to use these tools in their own lives. My approach with clients is to make sure that they are looking at the bigger picture and taking care of themselves with proper supports.
My unique professional skills, multi-disciplined experience and personal struggles with many of life’s challenges provide a rare combination of talent, compassion and practical solutions for clients. I want to help clients navigate through this stressful and challenging time in their lives, and not only survive, but thrive, and feel empowered to make the next phase of their lives, the best phase of their lives.
The best is yet to come.