"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 Upper Canada, President of the Ontario Bar Association, Directors of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, as well as President and Treasurers 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 the community, and the volunteer efforts of our staff. Our principals have been involved in a number of organizations including, Crime Stoppers, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, le Réseau des femmes du sud-ouest de l'Ontario and the Canadian Mental Health. As well we have made important contributions to various community institutions, such as the Bluewater Health, the Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery, and the Imperial Theatre.
Sarnia is a beautiful border city surrounded by water, and is a bridge away from the state of Michigan. A study was done as to the 10 hardest cities to relocated people to and the 10 hardest cities to remove people from. Sarnia was on both lists! Sarnia is also 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 Upper Canada, 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.
Our premises are in a stand alone building backing onto the 13th fairway, amongst the ancient willow grove of the Sarnia Golf Club.
Our firm has a philosophy of quality versus volume. 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.
The firm has a team approach in dealing with clients' files.
One of our partner is a wine importer and likes to cook! The firm holds periodical "get togethers" where mentoring can take place in a social context.