As a family law lawyer for more than 30 years, it is my privilege to assist my clients to achieve balanced and reasonable resolutions to their family law issues in a respectful, creative, and efficient manner. I believe that the Collaborative Process is the most supportive, constructive, and cost-effective way for clients to achieve long-lasting settlements. I am committed to applying my collaborative skills to assist my clients to reduce conflict, focus on acceptable outcomes, and work towards a peaceful transition to their post-separation life.
I was called to the Bar in 1988 and practice exclusively in the area of family law. Since 2003 my practice has included collaborative family law negotiation. I have been a panel lawyer with the Office of the Children’s Lawyer since 1997. I was appointed to the Family Court Community Liaison Committee in 1999. In 2006 I was appointed as an Alternate Dispute Resolution lawyer for the Durham ADR Project (Child Protection). In 2011 I was appointed as a Dispute Resolution Officer in the Superior Court of Justice. I am a Director of Collaborative Practice Durham Region.