Our Lawyers

Ontario’s trusted legal advisors.

Our diverse and experienced team of lawyers provides exceptional service and representation in a broad spectrum of legal fields including business law, real estate law, municipal law, family law, wills and estates, litigation, alternative dispute resolution, mortgage remedies and creditors rights. Our lawyers are also leaders in the communities in which they live and work, exemplifying our firm’s commitment to making a positive difference for our clients and our communities.

“The Barriston team is fast and attentive and never make it feel like it is just business. They genuinely care and want to do the best for you.”
– Family Law Client

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Jodi Armstrong

Jodi Armstrong

Partner

Jodi practices in the area of family law and advises clients in matters relating to custody & access, child support, spousal support, and the division of family property. She also practices in the area of alternative dispute resolution and, as...

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Guy Brucculeri

Guy Brucculeri

Senior Associate

Guy is a senior associate lawyer practicing primarily in the areas of real estate, wills and estates and corporate law. Guy obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and studied Law at the University of Windsor whe...

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Amanda Chapman

Amanda Chapman

Counsel

Amanda Chapman is an experienced lawyer, mediator, and workplace investigator. She had the privilege of honing her skills at a local boutique firm as a young lawyer, and then managed her own firm for over ten years before joining Barriston LLP as...

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Alex Cockburn

Alex Cockburn

Associate

Alex is an associate lawyer practicing in the areas of municipal law, corporate law and wills and estates. Alex joined Barriston in 2020 as a summer student prior to completing his articling term at the firm. His time at Barriston has allowed him ...

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John Cockburn

John Cockburn

Retired

Since 1962, John Cockburn devoted the majority of his practice time to corporate and commercial matters. He acted for over 300 corporations (including provincial and federal corporations, charitable organizations and foundations) involving incorpo...

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Morris Cooper

Morris Cooper

Mediator and Arbitrator

Morris has been a civil and commercial litigator since his call to the bar in 1976, with a wide-ranging practice as lead counsel in every court, including The Supreme Court of Canada.

He has applied that experience to business and sharehold...

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George Craig

George Craig

Retired

George Craig retired from practice as of December 31st 2023.

George Craig graduated from Queens University with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in 1973 and from the University of Western Ontario with an LL.B. in 1978. Upon his call to the ...

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Tom Dart

Tom Dart

Counsel

Tom was called to the bar in 1976.  In the early stages of his career, he practiced as a criminal lawyer, a civil litigation lawyer and a family law lawyer.  He now practices only in the area of family law and alternative dispute resolution. Tom...

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Shannon Dawson

Shannon Dawson

Associate

Shannon Dawson is an associate lawyer practising in the area of family law. Shannon appreciates the uniquely personal and difficult nature of family law disputes, approaching these issues with not only the requisite sensitivity and respect, but fi...

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Heather Dixon

Heather Dixon

Associate

Heather is an associate lawyer practicing primarily in the areas of wills and estates, real estate and corporate law. Heather was called to the Bar in June 2023 after completing her Articling and summers with Barriston.

Heather graduated fr...

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John Dooley

John Dooley

Senior Associate

John is an associate lawyer practicing real estate law, wills and estates, and commercial/corporate law in our Huntsville office. John applies his knowledge of Muskoka to assist clients in their cottage and residential transactions, land severance...

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Harold Elston

Harold Elston

Counsel

Harold practices municipal, planning and development law. He has been advising and representing municipalities, school boards, federal and provincial departments and agencies, developers, and individuals throughout Ontario, since his call to the B...

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Carly Emmett

Carly Emmett

Associate

Carly is an associate lawyer practicing in the areas of municipal, planning and expropriation law. Carly was called to the Bar in 2022 after completing her Articling term with Barriston. Carly provides advice and representation to municipalities a...

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Nadine Finbow

Nadine Finbow

Senior Associate

Nadine is a family law associate in our Collingwood office. Nadine seeks to provide efficient and effective counsel to clients in matters relating to separation, custody and access, child support, spousal support and division of family property. O...

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Eric Finn

Eric Finn

Consultant

Eric Finn  practiced civil litigation and administrative law from his call to the Bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1972 until his retirement in 2018. He received a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from McGill University and an LL.B. and LL.M. fro...

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Hilary Goodman

Hilary Goodman

Partner

Hilary is a Partner practising in the Family department. Hilary assists clients in all areas of family law including separation, divorce, custody and access, spousal support, child support and division of property. Hilary earned an LL.B. (Honours)...

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Marni Goodman

Marni Goodman

Associate

Marni is an associate lawyer practicing in the Family Law department advising on issues of parenting, child and spousal support and property division. Marni enjoys the opportunity to guide people through what can otherwise be a very emotional and ...

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Tim Gronfors

Tim Gronfors

Senior Associate

Tim Gronfors is an associate lawyer practicing primarily in the area of family law. Tim assists clients in all areas of family law, including separation, divorce, custody and access, spousal support, child support, and division of property. Tim ob...

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Nicolas Guevara-Mann

Nicolas Guevara-Mann

Associate

Nicolas is an associate in the civil litigation department. He has a broad civil litigation practice with a particular focus on employment law. Nicolas was called to the bar in 2023 after completing his articles with Barriston. He advises parties ...

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Sarah Hahn

Sarah Hahn

Partner

Sarah’s practice is focused on municipal litigation including municipal law, land-use planning, development and expropriation law.

She regularly appears before the Ontario Land Tribunal “OLT” and all levels of court in Ontario acting ...

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David Harris-Lowe

David Harris-Lowe

Partner

David Harris-Lowe advises clients in all areas of family law and estate litigation, in particular relating to property and support disputes. He has represented clients at all levels of court in Ontario and has worked as a Dispute Resolution Office...

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Barrie Hayes

Barrie Hayes

Partner

Barrie Hayes graduated from the University of Windsor law school in 1979. Since graduation Barrie has been providing legal services and representation in the Simcoe County area. Barrie practices mainly in the areas of family law and estates litiga...

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Gillian Hayes

Gillian Hayes

Senior Associate

Gillian is a senior associate lawyer practicing in the Family Law department.

Gillian assists clients in all areas of family law, including parenting issues, child support, spousal support, division of property, and the negotiation domestic...

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Pamela Heary

Pamela Heary

Associate

Pamela is an associate lawyer practicing in the areas of corporate/commercial law, and intellectual property law, with a focus on trademarks. Pamela was called to the Bar in June 2023 after completing her Articling term with Barriston.

Pame...

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Matt Hodgson

Matt Hodgson

Associate

Matt specializes in municipal law and public sector litigation. He represents and advises local governments, First Nations, public entities, and private clients on a wide range of civil and regulatory matters, including insurance defence and appli...

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Chris Holmes

Chris Holmes

Counsel

Chris Holmes is a lawyer in our Huntsville office who practices in the areas of Corporate Law, Real Estate Law, and Wills & Estates. Chris was called to the bar in January 2019 after completing his Articling term with Barriston.

Chris c...

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Cassandra Ironside

Cassandra Ironside

Associate

Cassandra is an Associate lawyer who practices in the areas of corporate law, real estate law, and wills and estate. Cassandra was called to the Bar in January 2021 after completing her Articling term with Barriston.

Cassandra completed her...

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James A. Ironside

James A. Ironside

Counsel

Jim has practiced Law in Collingwood for over 38 years.  A graduate of Collingwood’s St. Mary’s Elementary School and Collingwood Collegiate Institute, Jim returned home to Collingwood after successfully completing his University education an...

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Graham Knight

Graham Knight

Counsel

Graham offers sound and timely advice on corporate acquisitions and dispositions, corporate financial services, with an emphasis on secured financing and mortgage lending, and incorporations, shareholder and partnership agreements, mergers, leasin...

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Bill Lang

Bill Lang

Counsel

Bill practices in the areas of Real Estate, Business Law, Wills and Estates.  His clients include a large number of business owners and entrepreneurs. During his past three decades of private practice in Muskoka,  he has become a trusted advisor...

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Doug Manning

Doug Manning

Mediator and Arbitrator, Consultant

After too many years fighting for clients in a slow, expensive and user-unfriendly court system, Doug decided there was a better way to solve their family law problems. So, since 1998 a significant part of Doug’s practice has been providing repr...

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Erica Marcassa

Erica Marcassa

Associate

Erica is an associate lawyer who practices in Wills and Estates, Real Estate, Business Law and Family Law. Erica was called to the Bar and has been a member of the Law Society of Ontario since January 2020. Erica began her legal career at a genera...

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Scott McEachran

Scott McEachran

Counsel

Scott has been practicing a wide range of solicitor work since his call to the Ontario Bar in 2002. He spent his first four years in a small firm dealing with corporate and commercial, wills and estates, and real estate matters. He also assisted v...

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Jim McIntosh

Jim McIntosh

Partner

Jim graduated from York University in 1982 having attained an Honours Degree in Political Science and Philosophy. He attended University of Ottawa Law School graduating in 1986 and was called to the Bar in 1988. During his initial years of practic...

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Heather McLeish

Heather McLeish

Senior Associate

Heather is a senior associate lawyer at our Collingwood office.  Heather has been practicing law in Collingwood since 2011.  She has experience in a variety of practice areas including Family Law, Wills, Estates and Real Estate.  Heather aims t...

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Joanne McPhail

Joanne McPhail

Managing Partner

Joanne is a business and real estate lawyer with a wealth of entrepreneurial experience behind her, providing her with a unique and practical perspective. Her common sense approach and her understanding of the business side of matters helps her wo...

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Janice Mumberson

Janice Mumberson

Partner

Janice Mumberson provides counsel to clients in the areas of corporate and commercial law, wills and estates, and real estate. Janice focuses on understanding her clients’ business and goals to ensure they receive the best possible advice. Janic...

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Nicole Murphy

Nicole Murphy

Associate

Nicole is an associate practicing in the areas of civil litigation and employment law. Before joining the firm in February of 2022, Nicole began working for the Ministry of the Attorney General as an Assistant Crown Attorney upon her call to the b...

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Christine Nickel

Christine Nickel

Associate

Christine practices in the areas of Business Law, Real Estate Law, and Wills & Estates. She is very attentive to the needs of her clients and works diligently to achieve desired results.

Christine completed her law degree at Queen Mary ...

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Alexandra Paul

Alexandra Paul

In Memory of

It is with incredible sadness that we share the news of the passing of Alexandra Paul, Associate Lawyer at Barriston Law.

Alex was a dedicated mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend. She joined our firm in 2019 as a summer student before...

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Jean Polak

Jean Polak

Counsel

Jean Polak is an experienced litigator who also enjoys assisting clients with estate planning. Her practice focuses on wills and estates, estate and commercial litigation (such as construction liens, employment law and property disputes) and munic...

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Cayley Rodd

Cayley Rodd

Counsel

Cayley is a trusted legal advisor to business owners and their families and she values the opportunities she’s had to work with multiple generations of business owners, assisting in the ongoing success of their ventures.  Cayley’s clients tru...

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Lisa Roszell

Lisa Roszell

Partner

Lisa joined Barriston LLP in May, 2016. She advises clients in the areas of real estate, business law, and wills and estate planning. Lisa approaches her practice with enthusiasm and a strong attention to detail. She strives to provide excellent c...

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Tori Skot

Tori Skot

Associate

Tori is an Associate lawyer practicing in the areas of corporate law, real estate, and wills and estates. Prior to joining the Firm in October 2023, Tori worked for a prominent Toronto law firm as an associate in the Competition, Antitrust, and Fo...

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David Smith

David Smith

Partner

David practices in the areas of corporate and commercial law, real estate and estate planning & administration. In practice for over 45 years in Barrie, a major part of his practice currently involves advising clients, and implementing plans, ...

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Nathan Stadig

Nathan Stadig

Associate

Nathan is an associate lawyer practicing in the areas of civil litigation and construction law out of both Barrie and Collingwood. Born and raised in Collingwood, Nathan summered and completed his Articles with Barriston prior to being called to t...

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Jacklyn Tuckey

Jacklyn Tuckey

Associate

Jacklyn practices in the area of civil/commercial litigation with a particular focus on construction law. Jacklyn has experience obtaining favourable outcomes for her clients through negotiation, litigation, mediation, arbitration and adjudication...

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Josh Valler

Josh Valler

Partner

Joshua completed his articles at a local law firm in Barrie and worked there as an associate upon his call to the Ontario Bar. Joshua practices in the areas of general civil litigation and employment law. Born and raised in Barrie, Joshua gra...

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Emerson H. Wargel

Emerson H. Wargel

Associate

Emerson is an Associate lawyer who practices in the areas of general civil litigation and employment law. He started at Barriston in 2022, after practicing as an associate and articling at a prominent management-side labour and employment law firm...

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Adrianna Warmelink

Adrianna Warmelink

Associate

Adrianna Warmelink is an associate lawyer practicing in all areas of family law including divorce, parenting, child and spousal support, division of property, and negotiation of cohabitation, marriage, and separation agreements. Adrianna graduated...

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