I am a lawyer practicing family law and child protection law.
Before becoming a lawyer, I obtained an Honours Degree in Social Sciences in 2009 and a Bachelor of Laws in 2012, both from the University of Ottawa. After my call to the Bar, I worked as an associate lawyer with a Kingston firm for several years before joining forces with Christina Rorabeck and Carolyn Sowerby to form RST Law in 2017.
As part of my family law practice, I assist clients by negotiating and preparing cohabitation agreements, marriage contracts, and separation agreements. I also represent clients in Court involving custody and access to children, as well as matters involving child support, spousal support and property issues.
As part of my practice in child protection law, I advocate on behalf of parents whose children are subject of a protection application by the Children’s Aid Society. I also provide representation to potential adoptive parents with respect to negotiating Openness Agreements that provide for post-adoption contact between biological parents or family, and adopted children.
Regardless of the case, I always try to address my client’s legal issues with compassion and guide them through the necessary process in order to obtain results that are both fair and cost-effective. I am also pleased to provide legal services and representation for clients in both English and French.
I am a member of the Frontenac Law Association and of the Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario. I am also a presenter at the Family Court’s Mandatory Information Program in Kingston.
When I am able to escape from the office, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, travelling and watching movies that allow me to maintain the little Spanish that I have been able to retain to date. I also enjoy regularly playing trivia games, both casually with family and friends, as well as organized trivia at local establishments.