Jessica is a passionate advocate and has acted at
all levels of the Court in Ontario. Jessica’s background in corporate and
commercial litigation brings a broad and diverse perspective to her practise.
Although she is a strong litigator, her goal is to achieve collaborative
settlements through alternative dispute resolution. She has an aptitude for
structuring creative solutions that accomplish the best results for her clients.
Jessica is an accredited Family Law Mediator, a Collaborative Family Law
lawyer and Family Law Arbitrator. Jessica also acts as a Parenting
Coordinator and assists families in implementing their parenting agreements.
In 2018 Jessica was awarded the Heather McArthur Memorial Young Lawyer's Award from the Ontario Bar Association. The award recognized her dedication to social justice and the development of the law in Ontario. It also acknowledged the remarkable work she did on the Sixties' Scoop Claim which helped to bring about an $800,000,000 settlement for the survivors of the decades long "Scoop" of Indigenous children from their families.
Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University. She received her LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2012, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2013. Jessica previously held a position with the Chief Justice of Canada and assisted in a research project focused on therapeutic justice issues for the development of a special court for infants at risk. She is an active participant in professional organizations, including the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Bar Association, the Advocates’ Society, and is a member of the Collaborative Practice Toronto.
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