"One on one" mentorship. You will get practical training in a positive and mentored environment. The senior partners have an open door policy and are available to guide and train students and young lawyers.
Our partners are leaders in the profession, having held a number of important positions including Bencher of the Law Society of Ontario (formerly the Law Society of Upper Canada), President of the Ontario Bar Association, Directors of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, as well as President and Treasurer of the Lambton Law Association.
Our firm has an excellent reputation amongst the profession. Our lawyers have received numerous awards including Top 100 Lawyers in Personal Injury Law in Canada, Best Lawyers of Canada, Best Young Lawyer by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, to name a few.
Our firm has a long history of supporting our community. Our principals have been involved in a number of organizations including, Crime Stoppers, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sarnia-Lambton, le Réseau des femmes du sud-ouest de l'Ontario and the Canadian Mental Health Association. We have made also made important financial contributions to various community institutions, such as the Bluewater Health, the Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery, the Imperial Theatre and Noëlle's Gift.
Sarnia is a beautiful border city surrounded by water, and is a bridge away from the state of Michigan. Sarnia is a volunteer city, with many opportunities to participate in the community. With a new Art Gallery, the International Symphony, and 2 theatre venues, it offers many cultural events.
All of our lawyers are fully engaged in the continuing legal education of the profession. Having delivered presentations for many legal organizations including the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Legal Aid, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the Advocates' Society, the Lambton County Law Association, the Middlesex County Law Association, Insight Information Conference, the Atlantic Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice and the Canadian Defence Lawyers.
We strive to make full and innovative use of current technology. We use technology in creative ways in court and at the office, interacting with our clients whichever way works for them.
We are located in a stand alone building backing onto the 13th fairway, amongst the peaceful ancient willow grove of the Sarnia Golf Club.
Our firm has a philosophy of quality versus quantity. We have fewer clients but will represent the clients as required. While it is true that few cases actually go to trial, we prepare each file as if it will. You will have direct interaction with clients, and be assisted on developing skills to do so effectively.
10. TEAM SPIRIT
The firm has a team approach in dealing with clients' files. The firm holds periodical informal "get togethers" where mentoring can take place in a social context.