A trial lawyer for over 25 years, primarily representing individuals in divorce and family law cases, Jane has appeared in all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada.
Although she regularly advocates in court for her clients, Jane is well aware of the value in out of court settlements. She has successfully saved the majority of her clients from the financial and emotional cost of trial.
Jane holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Acadia University, where she graduated as a University Scholar in 1984. She earned her law degree from Dalhousie University in 1987 after receiving the top awards in Evidence and Professional Responsibility. Following law school, Jane articled at the Toronto head office of Canada’s largest law firm, McCarthy Tétrault, and was called to both the Ontario and Nova Scotia bars in 1990.
With an earned reputation as a results-oriented lawyer, Jane seeks to minimize the impact that divorce or separation can have on individuals and their children. She recognizes the importance of clearly identifying her clients’ options and determining their priorities early on to efficiently and cost-effectively achieve long-term solutions. She also recognizes that there are circumstances when litigation in court is the best option.