Gary obtained his Bachelor of Arts at Carleton University and his Bachelor of Laws at the University of Ottawa. He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1979 and since that time has practiced exclusively in the area of family law.
Gary has extensive experience in the resolution of matrimonial issues through the negotiation and drafting of all forms of domestic contracts including cohabitation agreements, marriage contracts and separation agreements. His litigation experience is extensive and Gary has appeared before all levels of courts in Ontario including the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal.
In addition to his extensive practice Gary has been a guest lecturer at the University of Ottawa law school, a sessional lecturer in Carleton University’s law department and a group instructor at the Bar Admissions Course. Gary has also participated as a speaker in a number of continuing education programs and has written a number of papers on a variety of topics in the family law area.
Gordon Sheiner was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1982 and exclusively practices family law. Since 1994 he has been certified a specialist in family law by the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Gordon acts as counsel in complex family law litigation, including pension and business valuation issues, taxation matters, and support. He has appeared in all levels of court in Ontario including the Ontario Court of Appeal. He acts as an arbitrator in family law cases, having qualified under the requirements set forth by the Ministry of the Attorney General.
Gordon has extensive experience in the negotiation and drafting of domestic contracts, including marriage contracts, cohabitation agreements and separation agreements. He has been the author of several papers, a lecturer at the Ontario Bar Admission Course and presenter at programs offered by the County of Carleton Law Association and Law Society of Upper Canada.
Ron graduated from McGill University with joint honours and obtained his law degree cum laude from the University of Ottawa. His practice focused extensively on Family Law since his call to the Bar in 1983, and exclusively since the early 1990’s. His practice encompasses nearly every aspect of that field and he has extensive experience resolving high conflict, acrimonious matters.
Ron has experience at all levels of the Ontario court system, including the Court of Appeal. He is well versed in negotiating agreements and representing clients in both arbitration and court proceedings relating to parenting conflicts, child and spousal support, division of property, and all issues which arise on separation and divorce. He is experienced in the negotiation and drafting of Cohabitation Agreements and Marriage Contracts.
His practice is fairly evenly divided between male and female clients, as well as individuals in same sex relationships.
Ron has presented at numerous Family Law Conferences, has taught at the Bar Admission course, and is a Member of the County of Carleton Law Association. Ron takes particular pride in his complete disinterest in golf which, in the summer months, translates into his often being the only lawyer in the office on sunny Wednesday afternoons.
Judy brings over 20 years of experience to the practice of family law. Her focus is on achieving the best result for her clients as quickly and inexpensively as possible. Judy is an effective negotiator who is able to address complex problems with creative solutions. Although she seeks negotiated resolutions whenever possible, she represents her client’s rights vigorously in court when necessary.
Judy has been practicing exclusively in the area of family law since 1993. During that time, she has gained extensive experience representing clients in court and in negotiating complex domestic contracts including separation agreements, marriage contracts and cohabitation agreements. She has experience dealing with all family law issues including custody and access, child support, spousal support, property division, divorce and common law relationships.
Judy is originally from Winnipeg. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1988 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1991 from the University of Manitoba. After being called to the bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1993, she has continued her practice in Ottawa. Judy embraces alternative dispute resolution as a means of achieving closure for her clients. She has completed Basic and Advanced training in Family Mediation. She is a trained Family Law Mediator and Collaborative Family Lawyer. She is a member of the Ontario Association for Family Mediation and Collaborative Practice Ottawa.
Michèle has been a practicing lawyer in Ottawa since 1993, specifically in the area of Family Law. In addition to appearing before various Courts in the province, she has also completed training in the areas of family mediation and collaborative family law. Michèle has previously taught at the Bar Admission Course of the Law Society of Ontario, and has been a presenter at various conferences.
Michèle’s family law practice is built upon her considerable experience within the legal system of justice, and her extensive work with separating spouses and their families. She prides herself in striving to assist and represent her clients in a quality, solution-focused, and cost-effective manner.
Though her first language is French, Michèle is fully bilingual and operates a fully bilingual law practice.
With over 28 years of experience, Jennifer offers a creative and practical legal approach to family disputes that includes alternative dispute resolution techniques that can help mitigate the stress and expense of going to Court. In cases where it necessary to go to court Jennifer has the experience and tenacity to fight for her clients to achieve a just and fair resolution of their disputes.
Jennifer attended Queen’s University for her undergraduate education, the University of British Columbia for a Master of Arts Degree before obtaining her Law Degree at Dalhousie University.
Jennifer has practised family law since her call to the Ontario Bar in 1993 and has extensive experience in resolving all issues arising from the separation of common law and married partners including parenting disputes including mobility, child support, spousal support, property division and joint family ventures.
In addition to her work in family law, Jennifer has an active Estate Litigation practise, advising on Will Challenges, Dependent’s Relief Claims and other estate disputes including advising Estate Trustees.
Jennifer has significant Court Room experience having appeared before all levels of courts in Ontario including the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal.
Jennifer is a Trustee and a Member of the Executive of the local Ottawa law association. She is a frequent speaker and organizer of legal continuing education programs and was a group instructor at the Bar Admissions Course. Jennifer has written a number of papers on a variety of topics regarding Family Law and Estate Litigation.
Mary obtained her Bachelor of Humanities at Carleton University and her J.D. at the University of Western Ontario. Since her call to the bar in 2012, Mary has practiced exclusively in the area of family law. She represents and advises clients regarding divorce, legal matters relating to parenting, support, and division of property (equalization), including advising clients on separation agreements. Mary has experience representing clients at all stages of family law litigation proceedings.
Mary is actively involved in the County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA) and has twice presented at the CCLA’s Annual Institute of Family Law, on issues relating to spousal support variation and family law cost awards. Mary also volunteers in a variety of capacities at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law (including mentoring and guest judging moots and competitions).
In addition to her memberships with the CCLA and the Law Society of Ontario, Mary is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Ontario Bar Association, Family Section.
Jenny Johnston was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2012 and practices in the areas of family law and estate litigation. Jenny represents and advises clients regarding divorce, parenting issues, support, family property claims, domestic contracts including cohabitation agreements, surrogacy and other fertility agreements, dependent support claims, and estate disputes. Jenny’s practice includes both matters that are in court, as well as negotiation and mediation.
Jenny is a member of the County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA). She has been a presenter at conference events organized by the CCLA, and the OBA.
Originally from Toronto, Jenny obtained her law degree from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in Halifax. She lives in Ottawa.