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confidence, knowledge and attention to detail brought my matter to a resolution in a timely manner and with an all-encompassing agreement that has protected my children and I since. [read more...]

I can't say enough positive things about my experience with Jenn McMillan and The Ross Firm. Professional yet down to earth, Jenn's demeanor made me feel comfortable, understood, and in capable hands from the very beginning. Her confidence, knowledge and attention to detail brought my matter to a resolution in a timely manner and with an all-encompassing agreement that has protected my children and I since. [read less...]

Denise D.

Areas of Law

Municipal Law

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Business Law

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Personal Injury Law

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Civil Litigation

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Criminal Law

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Employment Law

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Family Law

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Real Estate Law

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Wills & Estate Law

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Municipal Law

Our lawyers act for upper-tier and lower-tier municipalities; developers; property owners; investors; institutional clients, and private citizens. We take a multi-disciplinary approach to our municipal files, engaging our municipal, construction, real estate and litigation legal teams to come up with practical, real world solutions to this complex area of law.

Someday everyone will be doing it our way,

We're doing it now.

Practicing Municipal Law

Lawyers & Paralegals

Tammy Grove-McClement

Partner
tgrove@rossfirm.com
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Quinn Ross

Managing Partner
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Laura Book

Associate Lawyer
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Kelsey Ubdegrove

Associate Lawyer
kubdegrove@rossfirm.com
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Alex Bondarenko

Associate Lawyer
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Monica Poremba

Lawyer
mporemba@rossfirm.com
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Allied Professionals

Anne Emke

Municipal Law Clerk
aemke@rossfirm.com
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Elizabeth Lentz

Civil Litigation Clerk
elentz@rossfirm.com
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Becky Beal

Municipal/Real Estate Law Clerk
bbeal@rossfirm.com
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Vanessa Chessell

Civil Litigation Clerk
vchessell@rossfirm.com
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Taryn Hagan

Municipal Law Administrative Clerk
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The time and care that is taken every time we are in court or just meeting to discuss my case is more than I could ask for [read more...]

I met with Jenn McMillan one very trying day...she was beyond accommodating with fitting a desperate, scared woman into her busy schedule. I went into that meeting crying, upset and fearful. Jenn approached me as a knowledgeable friend, not someone who was interested in saying the right things to take my money. The time and care that is taken every time we are in court or just meeting to discuss my case is more than I could ask for. Every time I walk into The Ross Firm I’m greeted with smiles and genuine care. I feel like I am walking into a family’s home rather than an attorney’s office. [read less...]

M.M.

Business Law

Business Law animation

We know business is a dynamic, competition-based reality.  We know you have to make decisions to grow, consolidate, or reposition.

All lawyers will tell you that they know the law, communicate persuasively, bill fairly and report regularly.

We do that.

Here’s what else you can expect:

We operate at the speed of business.

We know business doesn’t always happen during business hours. We know business happens all over the globe.

Today, geography gives way to technology. Different time zones speak of opportunities, not barriers.

A smarter law firm means a more accessible lawyer.

We help local go global.

We employ communication, data collaboration & transfer technology that makes the world smaller, faster and easier for our business clients; whether they are in Southwestern Ontario or Southeast Asia. We can meet, negotiate, sign and close locally or globally.

A smarter law firm means a more productive lawyer.

We don’t reinvent the wheel.

Sometimes all that’s needed is a form, document or tip that can solve problems or issues that repeat in your business.  We create customizable smart forms that you can use as often as you need; flexible enough to allow for changes without leaving you exposed. We track versions, use and currency to make sure you have what you need to operate without having to reinvent the wheel each time you need it.

A smarter law firm means a smarter lawyer.

 

At The Ross Firm, Business Law stands for:

Planning new companies, or succession planning

• Advocating on behalf of our clients and resolving disputes through negotiation or litigation

• Negotiating and drafting contracts for businesses, partners, shareholders, employees, and others

Buying, selling, restructuring or refinancing a business

Advising and providing guidance on laws and regulations impacting your business

Someday everyone will be doing it our way,

We're doing it now.

Practicing Business Law

Lawyers & Paralegals

Quinn Ross

Managing Partner
qmross@rossfirm.com
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Alex Bondarenko

Associate Lawyer
abondarenko@rossfirm.com
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Lara Merjane

Associate Lawyer
lmerjane@rossfirm.com
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Meryam Kellow

Associate Lawyer
mkellow@rossfirm.com
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Allied Professionals

Dunya Baroudi-Ginn headshot

Dunya Baroudi-Ginn

Corporate Law Clerk
dunya@rossfirm.com
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Rochelle Doherty

Corporate Law Clerk
rdoherty@rossfirm.com
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Charlene Schaefer

Corporate Law Clerk
cschaefer@rossfirm.com
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Theresa Kluge

Corporate Administrative Clerk and Executive Assistant
tkluge@rossfirm.com
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Their skilled team of experienced legal professionals are ready and willing to assist your every need. I can attest that they are an integral part of our success and will be for many more years to come [read more...]

I would have to say Quinn Ross and his team at The Ross Firm is by far one of the finest law firms I have had the privilege of working with. Quinn’s firm is knowledgeable, professional and their work ethic is second to none. Our organizations have worked closely together since they have moved to Kincardine a few years ago and I would recommend their services to anyone who values trust, integrity and character above all else. Their skilled team of experienced legal professionals are ready and willing to assist your every need. I can attest that they are an integral part of our success and will be for many more years to come [read less...]

Dimitrios Roufos Owner - Iron Gate Enterprises

Personal Injury Law

Personal Injury Law animation

You’ve been in an accident. Now what? We’re here to give you the answers. After an accident, your focus should be on your recovery. Looking at a mountain of insurance forms? Send them over. Getting calls from insurance adjusters that leave you with more questions than answers? We’ve got you covered. We have the experience and knowledge to help you navigate everything that happens after an accident.

All lawyers will tell you that they know the law, communicate persuasively, bill fairly and report regularly. We do that.

What makes us different? We want to get you the best possible settlement- of course- but we also want to help you get back to the best version of you.

Here’s what else you can expect:

We don’t chase ambulances.

We care about you- not just your settlement- and we really aren’t just saying that. We’re there for you whenever, and however, you need us. In person? Yes. Phone? Sure. Email? Of course. Skype, Facetime, Zoom, text? Absolutely.

A smarter law firm means a more accessible lawyer.

We want to get to know you before we even meet you.

Our electronic Intake process starts before we even meet. This helps us help you faster and makes sure we get every detail we need to advocate for you right from the start.

A smarter law firm means a more productive lawyer.

We use technology to move faster and keep your costs down.

Your file literally won’t sit on a shelf. We run a paperless practice and use sophisticated technology to get you results faster and to automate administrative tasks- so you aren’t paying for them.

A smarter law firm means a smarter lawyer.

At The Ross Firm, Personal Injury means:

Motor vehicle accidents

Slip and Fall accidents

Pedestrian/bicycle accidents

Motorcycle accidents

Snowmobile accidents

Medical malpractice

We work for you from the beginning but let you pay at the end.

You’ve been hit. So have your finances. We get that paying legal bills after an accident can feel impossible. To make sure you can let us help you, we will work for you right from the beginning but let you pay us at the end. We won’t charge you legal fees unless we get you a financial settlement and we will never charge you more than 30% of your settlement. We also never take home more of your settlement than you do.

Someday everyone will be doing it our way,

We're doing it now.

Practicing Personal Injury Law

Lawyers & Paralegals

Danielle Landry

Partner
dlandry@rossfirm.com
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Airianna Murdoch-Fyke

Lawyer
amurdoch-fyke@rossfirm.com
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Allied Professionals

Audrey Shepherd

Personal Injury Law Clerk
ashepherd@rossfirm.com
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Cathy Smyth

Administration Law Clerk/Reception
csmyth@rossfirm.com
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My wife and I worked with The Ross Firm on our wills and estate planning. It was complicated as we have a few businesses. In the end we were confident that our affairs were in good order and would have no hesitation recommending The Ross Firm to anyone looking for a solicitor. [read more...]

My wife and I worked with The Ross Firm on our wills and estate planning. It was complicated as we have a few businesses and are working with a trust company that would act as executor for the personal and corporate holdings of our estate and in the event of our deaths. We also have young children so we were anxious that everything was completed properly. We found The Ross Firm to be informed, patient and thorough throughout the entire process. They were meticulous in reviewing the trust information and pointed out a number of items of concern. The Ross Firm liaised directly with the various companies involved to determine that everything was reflective of our best interests and those of our children. In the end we were confident that our affairs were in good order and would have no hesitation recommending The Ross Firm to anyone looking for a solicitor. [read less...]

Jeremy Wreford Owner - Bradshaws Stratford

Civil Litigation

Civil Litigation animation

"I’ll see you in court!"  You’ve heard it said, maybe you’ve even said it yourself.  Often saying it is enough.  Sometimes it isn’t.  We’re here for when it isn’t.

All lawyers will tell you that they know the law, communicate persuasively, bill fairly and report regularly.

We do that.

Here’s what else you can expect:

We use a modern communication platform.

We interface with our clients in a manner that suits them.  In person, yes. Phone, sure. Email, of course.  Skype, FaceTime, Text – absolutely.

We offer a dedicated client portal.

A space where lawyer and client can collaborate.  Clients can see their documents and communication, calendar, and litigation budget.

A smarter law firm means a more accessible lawyer.

We engage Automated Document Assembly.

Automation allows us to assemble court documents at least 20 times faster than manually, saving time and money to be spent on your case, not clerical. Court forms and agreements are completed with improved accuracy, avoiding errors and reducing risk.

A smarter law firm means a more productive lawyer.

We offer a Digital Litigation Court Document Database.

Using leading edge technology, we have access to Canada's largest collection of litigation court documents.  This combines litigation-focused research with practice specific tools to support your strategic decisions and automate the most tedious tasks.

A smarter law firm means a smarter lawyer.

 

At The Ross Firm, Civil Litigation stands for:

Breach of Contract

Negligence

Nuisance

Defamation

Shareholder Disputes

Construction Lien

Employment Law

Landlord / Tenant Disputes

Someday everyone will be doing it our way,

We're doing it now.

Practicing Civil Litigation

Lawyers & Paralegals

Laura Book headshot

Laura Book

Associate Lawyer
lbook@rossfirm.com
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Allied Professionals

Elizabeth Lentz

Civil Litigation Clerk
elentz@rossfirm.com
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Vanessa Chessell

Civil Litigation Clerk
vchessell@rossfirm.com
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2 1/2 years ago, 17 home owners, most of whom are seniors, retained the Ross Firm to handle a major case that still continues today against a large corporation. It was a long process but I'm glad we've taken this journey with the Ross Firm! [read more...]

2 1/2 years ago, 17 home owners (most of whom are seniors) retained The Ross Firm to handle a major case that still continues today against a large corporation. The Ross Firm team are some of the hardest working people that I've ever met! Quinn Ross was unbelievable in our 3-day hearing, prepared at every turn. It was a long process but I'm glad we've taken this journey with The Ross Firm! I'll be sure to post the decision in 2018. Whatever the outcome will be, we have no regrets. Thank you to everyone at The Ross Firm. [read less...]

Tammy Gibbons

Criminal Law

We all find ourselves in tough situations sometimes in life. We understand that there are lots of reasons why people get involved in the criminal justice system and that every story and every person is different. We’re here to listen to your story and to tell it for you- to get you the best possible outcome.

All lawyers will tell you that they know the law, communicate persuasively, bill fairly and report regularly. We do that.

Here’s what else you can expect:

We know this is hard.

We know that this is stressful and there’s a lot on the line. You’ll always know what’s happening and why and we’re always there when you have questions or concerns. In person? Yes. Phone? Sure. Email? Of course. Skype, Facetime, Zoom, text? Absolutely.

A smarter law firm means a more accessible lawyer.

We get things started right away.

Our electronic Intake process starts before we even meet. This means that we get the Crown Disclosure as soon as possible- so we can start advocating for you right away. When we meet for the first time, we give you the right advice- right away.

A smarter law firm means a more productive lawyer.

We use technology to move faster and keep your costs down.

We run a paperless practice and use sophisticated technology to keep things moving as quickly as we can and to automate administrative tasks- so you aren’t paying for them.

A smarter law firm means a smarter lawyer.

At The Ross Firm, Criminal Defence means:

All charges under the Criminal Code of Canada

Part III- Serious Traffic Offences- under the Provincial Offences Act

Other serious charges under the Provincial Offences Act, such as charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act for serious workplace accidents

Someday everyone will be doing it our way,

We're doing it now.

Practicing Criminal Law

Lawyers & Paralegals

Danielle Landry

Partner
dlandry@rossfirm.com
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Airianna Murdoch-Fyke

Lawyer
amurdoch-fyke@rossfirm.com
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Allied Professionals

Nancy Fritsch

Criminal Law Clerk
nfritsch@rossfirm.com
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Cathy Smyth

Administration Law Clerk/Reception
csmyth@rossfirm.com
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Real Estate advice was bang on the money! They gave us a clear picture of what we were up against, how to deal with it and what to expect. [read more...]

Litigation advice as well as Real Estate advice was bang on the money! The staff of this Firm were there to help from the start of every case. They gave us a clear picture of what we were up against, how to deal with it and what to expect. My experience with the Lawyers of this Firm have been very positive, professional and helpful. [read less...]

Joe Donath

Employment Law

Employment Law animation

Employment Law is contracts.  It’s terminations, illnesses, leaves.  It’s dynamic and often happens suddenly.

Employment lawyers will tell you that they know the law, communicate persuasively, bill fairly and report regularly.

We do that.

Here’s what else you can expect:

Modern Litigation Support.

Sometimes things end badly. We’re here for that. We interface with our clients in a manner that suits them. In person, yes. Phone, sure. Email, of course. Skype, FaceTime, Text – absolutely.

Dedicated Client Portal.

A space where lawyer and client can collaborate. Clients can see their documents and communication, calendar and litigation budget.

A smarter law firm means a more accessible lawyer.

Smart Documents.

Contracts, Non-Compete Agreements, and Non-Disclosure Agreements are often used and reused by our clients.  We make it easier with documents designed for use with current and future hires.  Key terms can be easily updated by the client without reinventing the wheel or incurring large legal fees.

A smarter law firm means a more productive lawyer.

Automated Document Assembly.

Automation allows us to assemble court documents at least 20 times faster than manually, saving time and money to be spent on your case, not clerical. Court forms and agreements are completed with improved accuracy, avoiding errors and reducing risk.

Digital Litigation Court Document Database.

Using leading edge technology we have access to Canada's largest collection of employment litigation court documents.  This combines employment litigation-focused research with practice specific tools to support your strategic decisions and automate the most tedious tasks.

A smarter law firm means a smarter lawyer.

 

At The Ross Firm, Employment Law stands for:

Employment Contracts

Wrongful Dismissal

Discrimination Claims

Constructive Dismissal

Non-Compete Agreements

Non-Solicitation Agreements

Non-Disclosure Agreements

Commission Agreements

Subcontractor Agreements

Independent Contractor Agreements

Workplace Violence and Sexual Harassment Claims

Someday everyone will be doing it our way,

We're doing it now.

Practicing Employment Law

Lawyers & Paralegals

Quinn Ross

Managing Partner
qmross@rossfirm.com
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Provided encouragement & support through a challenging time. Enabled us to make good sound decisions for our future. We would most definitely recommend the Ross Firm to anyone looking for Employment Law assistance. [read more...]

In all our dealings, The Ross Firm and their amazing team provided encouragement & support through a challenging time. The Ross Firm were very thorough, providing a complete overview of our situation, they enabled us to make good sound decisions for our future. We would most definitely recommend The Ross Firm to anyone looking for Employment Law or Wills & Estate assistance." [read less...]

Sherry & Mark Rowe

Family Law

Family Law animation

The problem isn’t knowing when you need a family lawyer, it’s knowing which one to choose.

All lawyers will tell you that they know the law, communicate persuasively, bill fairly and report regularly.

We do that.

Here’s what else you can expect:

We communicate across platforms that suit you.

The binary choice of in person or by phone is dead everywhere else, why not in law?  Skype, FaceTime, Text, Email…no problem.  Don’t worry, we still have offices and make a great cup of coffee so you can feel free to visit us any time.

A smarter law firm means a more accessible lawyer.

We turn paper into data. 

No more reams of forms, documents and evidence.  Just smart digital documents that you can access, comment on and store.

A smarter law firm means a more productive lawyer.

We turn data into results.

Having a paperless office means faster retrieval of key materials.  It means instant access to thousands of hours of research and thousands of past cases we can use to save valuable time and accurately assess your chances of success.

A smarter law firm means a smarter lawyer.

 

At The Ross Firm, Family Law stands for:

Child Support

Custody

Spousal Support

Asset Division

Guardianship

Private Adoption

Settlements

Separation Agreements

Divorce

Pension Valuation

Appeals

Someday everyone will be doing it our way,

We're doing it now.

Practicing Family Law

Lawyers & Paralegals

Jen McMillan headshot

Jenn McMillan

Partner
jmcmillan@rossfirm.com
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Elli Cohen headshot

Elli Cohen

Partner
emcohen@rossfirm.com
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David Cahill

Associate Lawyer
dcahill@rossfirm.com
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Mikayla Greig

Associate Lawyer
mgreig@rossfirm.com
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Allied Professionals

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Sarah Van Driel

Family Law Clerk
svandriel@rossfirm.com
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Dan Horn headshot

Dan Horn

Research Clerk
dhorn@rossfirm.com
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Kristen Soucy

Family Law Clerk
ksoucy@rossfirm.com
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Nikki Howson

Family Law Clerk
nhowson@rossfirm.com
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Rebecca Kloosterman

Family Law Clerk
rkloosterman@rossfirm.com
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Sarah Neill

Family Law Clerk
sneill@rossfirm.com
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Renee Leduc

Family Law Clerk
rleduc@rossfirm.com
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Kathy Henderson

Family Law Clerk
khenderson@rossfirm.com
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Cassandra Berry

Family Law Clerk
cberry@rossfirm.com
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Ainsley Culbert

Family Law Administration Clerk
aculbert@rossfirm.com
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I have dealt with another lawyer from a different firm, but The Ross Firm is very professional and keeps communication flowing and always know things are going to come out in your favour! [read more...]

My review with The Ross Firm and my experience with Jenn McMillan was nothing but expertise. I would recommend Jenn McMillan very highly! She is somebody you can trust to get what you need with family court done, to the finest! I have dealt with another lawyer from a different firm, but The Ross Firm is very professional and keeps communication flowing and you always know things are going to come out in your favour! When I have Jenn McMillan as a lawyer, I feel confident that my issues come out shining! [read less...]

Kim P.

Real Estate Law

Real Estate Law animation

People want 3 things from their real estate lawyer:

  1.  If they are buyers…they want the key to their new house.
  2.  If they are sellers…they want the cheque.
  3.  Both want to know it's being done right.

All lawyers will tell you that they know the law, communicate persuasively, bill fairly and report regularly.

We do that.

Here’s what else you can expect:

We communicate across platforms that suit you.

The binary choice of in person or by phone is dead everywhere else, why not in law?  Skype, FaceTime, Text, Email…no problem.  Don’t worry, we still have welcoming offices and make a great cup of coffee so you can feel free to visit any time.

A smarter law firm means a more accessible lawyer.

We digitized our documents to save trees and time.

Behind the scenes, we keep doing the sophisticated searches and due diligence then digitize the documents, you review them on a huge TV monitor and sign them electronically.

A smarter law firm means a more productive lawyer.

We use proprietary processes to complete your deal.

In many cases, we can have you in and out of the office in 20 minutes without ever having touched a single piece of paper.  Your signed documents will be waiting in your email when you leave.

We can of course do it the old-fashioned way if you prefer, but it's much more fun doing it electronically.

A smarter law firm means a smarter lawyer.

 

At The Ross Firm, Real Estate Law stands for:

Residential Purchases and Sales

Commercial Purchases and Sales

Residential & Commercial Leasing

Mortgages and Refinancing

Subdivision Development

Easements, Rights-of-Way, or Boundary Disputes

Severances

• Expropriation

Someday everyone will be doing it our way,

We're doing it now.

Practicing Real Estate Law

Lawyers & Paralegals

Quinn Ross

Managing Partner
qmross@rossfirm.com
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Kelsey Ubdegrove

Associate Lawyer
kubdegrove@rossfirm.com
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Alex Bondarenko

Associate Lawyer
abondarenko@rossfirm.com
more

Allied Professionals

Becky Beal

Municipal/Real Estate Law Clerk
bbeal@rossfirm.com
more

Emma Dubinsky

Real Estate Law Clerk
edubinsky@rossfirm.com
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Alexandra Croce

Real Estate Law Clerk
acroce@rossfirm.com
more
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Holly Major

Real Estate Administration Clerk
hmajor@rossfirm.com
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The Ross Firm has now over the years represented us on 4 different Real Estate transactions. The service received from their office staff and the lawyers themselves can only be rated as a 10 out of 10. We say this as all deals closed on time, within budget and replies to our phone calls even on weekends was exceptional. [read more...]

The Ross Firm has, over the years, represented us on 4 different Real Estate transactions. Paul and now Quinn have been outstanding in their advice, direction, research and execution of these transactions. The service received from their office staff and the lawyers themselves can only be rated as a 10 out of 10. We say this as all deals closed on time, within budget, and replies to our phone calls even on weekends was exceptional. Thank you all. [read less...]

Eugene Logel

Wills & Estate Law

Will and Estate Law animation

We’ve got some good news and some bad news.

The bad news is that we all have a “best before” date. The good news is that with some planning, those left behind won’t have a legal mess to clean up.

All lawyers will tell you that they know the law, communicate persuasively, bill fairly and report regularly.

We do that.

Here’s what else you can expect:

We understand that the process can be hard.

Contemplating one’s death isn’t fun.  Administering an estate only happens after someone close has passed away.   The last thing you need are barriers in communicating with your lawyer.  We are accessible across all communication platforms that suit you.

A smarter law firm means a more accessible lawyer.

We get to know you before we meet you.

Our electronic Estate Planning Intake process starts before we even meet, and ensures that our first meeting is a productive one.

A smarter law firm means a more productive lawyer.

We use very new tools to deal with a very old need.

Whether we are drafting your Will or assisting executors administering an estate, we make it as seamless and cost-effective as the law will permit. We use up-to-the-minute software and hardware to make the ancient act of succession timely, efficient and effective.

A smarter law firm means a smarter lawyer.

 

At The Ross Firm, Wills & Estate Law means:

Estate Planning

Drafting of Wills and Power of Attorneys

Estate Litigation

Henson Trusts for Disabled Beneficiaries

Foreign Jurisdiction Estate Assets

Spendthrift Trusts

Living Trusts and Estate Freezes

Someday everyone will be doing it our way,

We're doing it now.

Practicing Wills & Estate Law

Lawyers & Paralegals

Elli Cohen headshot

Elli Cohen

Partner
emcohen@rossfirm.com
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Laura Book headshot

Laura Book

Associate Lawyer
lbook@rossfirm.com
more

Kelsey Ubdegrove

Associate Lawyer
kubdegrove@rossfirm.com
more

Allied Professionals

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Maren Mackenzie

Wills & Estates Clerk
mmackenzie@rossfirm.com
more

The Ross Firm provided encouragement & support through a challenging time. Enabled us to make good sound decisions for our future. [read more...]

In all our dealings, The Ross Firm team provided encouragement & support through a challenging time. The Ross Firm were very thorough, providing a complete overview of our situation, The Ross Firm enabled us to make good sound decisions for our future. We would most definitely recommend The Ross Firm to anyone looking for Employment Law or Wills & Estate assistance. [read less...]

Sherry & Mark Rowe

Lawyers

Quinn Ross

Managing Partner
qmross@rossfirm.com
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Jenn McMillan

Partner
jmcmillan@rossfirm.com
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Elli Cohen headshot

Elli Cohen

Partner
emcohen@rossfirm.com
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Tammy Grove-McClement

Partner
tgrove@rossfirm.com
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Danielle Landry

Partner
dlandry@rossfirm.com
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Laura Book

Associate Lawyer
lbook@rossfirm.com
more
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David Cahill

Associate Lawyer
dcahill@rossfirm.com
more

Mikayla Greig

Associate Lawyer
mgreig@rossfirm.com
more

Kelsey Ubdegrove

Associate Lawyer
kubdegrove@rossfirm.com
more

Alex Bondarenko

Associate Lawyer
abondarenko@rossfirm.com
more
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Lara Merjane

Associate Lawyer
lmerjane@rossfirm.com
more

Nadine Otten

Associate Lawyer
notten@rossfirm.com
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Meryam Kellow

Associate Lawyer
mkellow@rossfirm.com
more

Airianna Murdoch-Fyke

Lawyer
amurdoch-fyke@rossfirm.com
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Monica Poremba

Lawyer
mporemba@rossfirm.com
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Paul Ross

Founding Partner
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Heather Joy Ross LSM

Founding Partner
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Quinn Ross

bio
education

Quinn Ross does not tolerate bullies and he’s got the scars to prove it. After a few “viscerally satisfying” schoolyard encounters, it occurred to Quinn that there had to be a better way to deal with conflict. Law, it seems, was inevitable.

Out of the gate, Quinn was a successful litigator at The Ross Firm, with a focus on property, expropriation and employment cases. Over time, as the firm grew, Quinn has shifted his legal focus to business law: corporate commercial transactions, real estate and wills and estates. He has guided Ontario clients in transactions with parties worldwide, including China, Africa, Europe, South America and the United States, to mention a few.

Quinn regularly incorporates, reorganizes, structures financing, merges, and purchases and sells federal and provincial corporations. His knowledge of secured transactions helps limit exposure for vendors in a sale, and restrict overreaching lenders during purchases.

Quinn heads up the real estate team and treats each real property transaction with the same care and interest whether it is the purchase or sale of a residential home, or a multi-unit, multi-million dollar commercial property. Quinn appreciates the added experience of having litigated real estate matters when they go wrong, so he is keenly aware of potential pitfalls before they occur.

Professionally, Quinn is a past President of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Bar Association. Quinn is a regular speaker at the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Ontario Bar Association. In his community, Quinn serves as the immediate Past President of the Alzheimer Society of Huron County, and counsel to numerous not-for-profit organizations.

Education

University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law, London, Ontario, Canada

• Juris Doctor – 2004

Memberships & Activities

2017 – Present: Ontario Bar Association – President of the Board of Directors

 

2016 – 2017: Ontario Bar Association – 1st Vice President of the Board of Directors

• Chair – Strategic Planning • Chair – Governance Committee

2015 – Present: Ontario Bar Association – 2nd Vice President of the Board of Directors

• Chair – Governance Committee • Chair – Technology & Practice Innovation Committee

2015 – Present: Founder Goderich & Area Syrian Refugee Initiative

 

2012 - 2015: Ontario Bar Association – Secretary of the Board of Directors

• Chair – Working Group on Alternative Business Structures • Vice Chair – Finance Committee • Member – Taskforce on Non-Professional Shareholders in Professional Corporations

2012 – 2015: Alzheimer Society of Huron County – President of the Board of Directors

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Jenn McMillan

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Jenn McMillan has been arguing cases since she was very young. She says that as a child, she enjoyed the challenge of bringing someone to her way of thinking. When she realized there was a job where she could do that “all day, every day,” she thought that practicing law was a perfect fit.

As a family lawyer, Jenn believes in educating her clients. During what can be a particularly challenging time, she restores their confidence and re-establishes an element of control. This empowers and enables her clients to determine their own future.

Whether she is acting for a father to obtain custody of his young son, arguing for supervised access, acting for a wife to secure support after a long-term relationship, or a parent seeking to restrict or terminate the other parent’s access, each day is a new opportunity to successfully advocate on behalf of her clients to achieve their goals.

Jenn also acts for grandparents, family members, or foster parents who are seeking custody of children in their care; these cases often result in adoptions, which are bright spots in what can often be challenging processes.

Jenn’s practice also includes the successful resolution of significant property cases dealing with large farming operations and other businesses, as well as income determination cases where expert evidence is employed to prove income.

In her community, Jenn is the immediate Past President and current Treasurer of the Huron Law Association (as well as the Perth, Bruce, & Grey Law Associations), and our representative at the Federation of Law Associations of Ontario. She is the immediate Past Co-President of the South West Region Women’s Law Association. Jenn is also a Past President of the Board of Directors of Victim Services of Huron County, and a Past President of the Huron Perth Community Legal Clinic.

Education

University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law, London, Ontario, Canada

• LL.B. – 2004

University of Western Ontario – Huron University College, London, Ontario, Canada

• B.A. – 2001 • Honours

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Elli Cohen

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Elli Cohen is not afraid to take on difficult cases. He is relentless in the pursuit of his client’s rights. Elli has found that much of the work he’s taken on in the last few years has been referral work from other lawyers, including appeals and particularly complex financial cases.

Elli has had great success in large, complicated property cases including matters that dealt with international property, corporate interests, family businesses, farm valuations, quota, and crops, stocks and bonds as well as other financial equities. His experience working at CIBC and Merrill Lynch in Toronto before heading off to law school has stood Elli and his clients in good stead.

And while he’s no longer close to the bright lights of Toronto, Elli is doing what he can to shine a light on the arts in Blyth, Ontario as the President of Board of Directors for both the Blyth Centre for the Arts and Blyth’s Campaign 14/19.

Education

University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law, London, Ontario, Canada

• LL.B. – 2004 • Law Journal: Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence, Student Editor, 2003 – 2004

Huron University College, London, Ontario, Canada

• Honours B.A. – 2001 • Major: Economics & History

Representative Cases

• Cassidy v. Cassidy, O.J.No. 1053 (SCJ 2011) • Cassidy v. Cassidy, O.J.No 1927 (SCJ 2010) • Viclu v. Kozicki, O.J.No 1146 (SCJ 2010) • Clements v. Clements, O.J.No 5768 (SCJ 2008) • Huron-Perth Children’s Aid Society v. J.J., O.J.No 5372 (OCJ 2006) • Huron-Perth Children’s Aid Society v. J.J., O.J.No 5340 (OCJ 2006) • Lohse v. Fleming, O.J.No 5580 (SCJ 2006) • Whitfield v. Whitfield, CarswellOnt 8791 (SCJ 2006) • Wine v. Spivey, CarswellOnt 2942 (SCJ 2007) • Gollaw v. Miller, CarswellOnt 6455 (SCJ 2008

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Tammy Grove-McClement

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Tammy Grove-McClement is a Partner at the firm. Tammy grew up in the Grey Bruce area.
Tammy completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts at Wilfrid Laurier University in 1996.
She obtained her law degree from the University of Western Ontario in 2000.
Tammywas called to the Bar in Ontario in 2002. Tammy articled with Harrison Pensa LLP, a general practice law firm in London, Ontario before joining McCall Dawson Osterberg and
Wallace as an Associate Lawyer practicing insurance defence litigation with an emphasis on municipal defence work. Tammy has experience in all areas of litigation practice.
Tammy returned to the Grey Bruce area in 2005 and practiced law with a local law firm situated in Walkerton, Ontario. Tammy primarily practices in the areas of Municipal Law,
Real Estate, Wills and Estates, Litigation and Corporate/Commercial Law.
In addition to other volunteer work that Tammy does, Tammy is the Secretary of Hanover Minor Hockey Association and sits on the Board of the Hanover Family Health
Team. Tammy is actively involved in her children’s competitive sports.
Tammy enjoys running, biking and competing in obstacle races.

Education

Wilfrid Laurier University

• Honours Bachelor of Arts - 1996

University of Western Ontario

• Juris Doctor - 2000

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Danielle Landry

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Since her call to the Bar, Danielle has practiced civil litigation, handling primarily personal injury cases. She has extensive experience with complex catastrophic personal injury cases.

In addition, Danielle has a large criminal law practice. She has successfully conducted criminal law trials before Judge alone and Judge with Jury. Her cases include some of the most serious charges such as attempt to commit murder.
Danielle was born and raised in Moncton, New Brunswick. In her early years, Danielle remembers family members commenting on her intensity and unbounded intellectual curiosity. They referred to her as the “old soul”.
It is no wonder, at the age of three, this “old soul” found a passion in ballet and by middle school was dancing six days a week after school. At high school, she joined the Pre-Professional Division of dance and became a member of The DanceEast Young Company. This experience, Danielle says taught her discipline, commitment and the importance of hard work to achieve her goals.
Danielle is passionate about helping people. While at Dalhousie University, she worked with students selected from refugee camps to receive sponsorship and complete university studies; spent a summer in Bagamoyo, Tanzania teaching English to elementary school aged children; and, volunteered for three years at the Ronald McDonald House as a weekend and overnight volunteer, where she assisted children and their families with finding a home away from home while the children were receiving lifesaving medical care. These experiences greatly expanded her world view, taught her true empathy, and gave Danielle the perspective on what really matters in life.
Danielle had planned to become a doctor, (hence her neuroscience degree) but lawyers at the law firm where she worked as a summer student, convinced her that law was her intended future.
Danielle earned her Bachelor of Science (Bsc), Honours in Neuroscience from Dalhousie University (2009), followed by her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from The University of New Brunswick (2012). She was called to the bar in Ontario in September 2013.
Danielle has successfully represented clients at all levels of court including the Ontario Court of Justice, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

Danielle has been a Director on the Board of Directors at the YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce, since 2014 and is currently an acting Vice President.

Education

University of New Brunswick

• Juris Doctor (J.D.) . – 2012

Dalhousie University

• Bachelor of Science • Honours in Neuroscience

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Laura Book

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Laura Book has always combined determination with her inquisitive mind. These qualities enable her to be a tenacious advocate in the pursuit of justice for her clients. Laura has successfully acted for both plaintiffs and defendants in civil matters including commercial litigation, construction lien litigation, contract disputes, defamation, and employment cases, among others. In addition, Laura has effectively represented members of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario throughout their complaint process, as well as representing clients at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.  Laura believes being a lawyer is a privilege and carries with it a special responsibility to contribute to the growth of her community to ensure its members have proper access to justice.

Laura, who grew up in the village of Elora, Ontario, has longstanding family ties to Huron County spanning over 100 years. She is now truly a part of the Huron County community, and is contributing to the area as her family once did.

After completing her undergraduate degree from University of Western Ontario, Laura completed her Juris Doctor degree at Bond University in Australia. While at Bond, in addition to attaining high marks in her law school courses, Laura was Captain of the Women’s Volleyball team. Laura competed across Australia where she led her team to a Gold medal in the 2013 Australian University Games and a Bronze medal in the 2014 games.

Laura is a competitive spirit with unfaltering energy to provide her clients with excellence, set as her standard of service.

EDUCATION

Bond University School of Law, Queensland, Australia

• J.D. – 2015

University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada – 2012

• Major: Sociology - Specialization in Law, Crime & Deviance

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David Cahill

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David Cahill understands that family law is more than a system of rules – it is a process for moving forward. David believes that his greatest strength as a family lawyer is in providing intuitive, moral, and accessible tools to his clients that empower them to move forward. David brings his knowledge of family litigation to his work as a family mediator to help clients find cost-effective, durable, and mutually agreeable resolution of their family law issues.

A London-boy by birth, David is a three-time graduate of Western University where he obtained his Bachelor and Master Degree of Arts (History) as well as his law degree. David also completed a Master of Law at Queens University where he is now pursuing a Ph.D. on the topic of legal education reform. David is accredited with the Ontario Association of Family Mediators and is proud to offer mediation services to people all over Ontario. As a proud guardian to four wonderful dogs, David is a fervent supporter of responsible Shiloh Shepherd breeders and breed developers.

EDUCATION

Ontario Association of Family Mediators

• Acc. FM – 2022

Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

• LL.M. – 2020

University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

• B.A. (Honours History) with Distinction – 2013 • M.A. (History) – 2014 • J.D. – 2017

HONOURS & AWARDS

• Gold Medalist (Honours History) – 2013 • Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program – 2014

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Mikayla Greig

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Mikayla is a family law lawyer, with The Ross Firm. She has successfully handled cases from complex Domestic Contracts to contentious but negotiated Separation Agreements. Her portfolio of cases includes child and spousal support, contested custody and access, obtaining sole custody (decision making) of children, as well as orders for supervised access against an opposing parent. She has also dealt with complex property files involving everything from farm equipment and land to stocks, bonds, the matrimonial home and complex pension plans.

Mikayla was born to become a lawyer. She remembers growing up in the country outside of Owen Sound along with a menagerie of pets. In order to persuade her parents for each additional pet, Mikayla, as a child, created a contract, complete with signature line, outlining her “ask” and agreeing to feed, clean and care for her mixed brood. Faced with a signed legal document, how could her parents say no?

Until taking law courses in high school, Mikayla had actually planned on becoming a police officer like her brother; but after being exposed to those high school law classes, her career path changed.

Mikayla received a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in Criminology and Sociology from the University of Western Ontario in 2015.
During her undergraduate years at Western, Mikayla returned home in the summer months to play women’s rugby for the Bruce County Banshees out of Tiverton. She also played varsity rugby for Western University and was a member of the triathlon club.
As an undergrad, Mikayla acted as a co-facilitator for a program called Changing Ways, a primarily court-mandated program whose mission statement is to assist men in ending their violent behaviour towards the women and children in their lives.
She received a Juris Doctor from Lakehead University in 2018, with a first-class standing. During law school Mikayla acted as a VP for the Women in Law committee. She also took part, as a research assistant, in the development of the first comparative human rights research database in Canada, designed to helps both the public and legal practitioners navigate human rights law in Canada.
After attending law school in Thunder Bay, Mikayla happily returned to her home town of Owen Sound, where she completed her articles and now practices family law with The Ross Firm.
Mikayla considers her emotional intelligence – or “people skills” – to be one of her strengths as a lawyer. She listens intently to each client, showing them empathy, patience and understanding when they are going through a very tough and emotionally charged life-altering event. She knows that sometimes her clients – mothers, fathers, children, grandparents, foster parents, family members – are scared, and she works to make them feel a little less intimidated by the process.
Mikayla believes in educating clients, and restoring their confidence. She works to help them re-establish control over their lives and in the end, enables them to determine their own futures.
Outside of work, Mikayla enjoys reading, cycling and travelling.

Education

University of Western Ontario - 2015

• Honours in Criminology and Sociology • Bachelor of Arts

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Kelsey Ubdegrove

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Kelsey Ubdegrove grew up in Hanover, Ontario and attended John Diefenbaker Secondary School. She is a graduate of Brock University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology, with a first class standing. Kelsey attended law school at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom and received her LL.B. (Hons.).

Since her call to the bar in 2019, Kelsey has found her passion for real estate law. prior to joining the Ross Firm, Kelsey gained invaluable experience in multiple areas of law, and is able to apply her knowledge of the legal system to her Real Estate files when the deal does not go as planned.

Except for post-secondary education, Kelsey has always called Grey/Bruce home. By being a part of the Ross Firm’s Real Estate Team, Kelsey is thrilled to be able to serve a community that has given her so much.

Aside from law, Kelsey enjoys baking and discovering new and challenging recipes for her friends, family and co-workers to enjoy.

University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom - 2017
  • LL.B Hons.
 Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada - 2015
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours)- Sociology with a Concentration in Criminology
  Certifications  Osgoode Hall Law School - 2021
  • Certificate in Family Law Skills and Practice
 Ontario Association of Collaborative Professionals – 2020
  • Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training

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Alex Bondarenko

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Alex is an associate lawyer who joins our Municipal Law team headed up by Tammy Grove-McClement and our Corporate Team headed by Quinn Ross.   

Alex earned his B.A. in criminology from King’s College at the University of Western Ontario in 2014 and his LL.B./JD from the University of Southampton in 2017. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2019. 

Since Alex call to the bar his practice has included a wide range of real estate transactions, including private mortgage enforcement, landlord and tenant matters and commercial and small business transactions.

He has appeared before the Immigration Refugee Board, Immigration Appeal Division, the Federal Court of Canada, and the Landlord and Tenant Board.  

Alex understands that clients seek out the lawyer who is an advocate, an expert advisor, and a negotiator providing the best advice in a timely and cost-efficient manner. He is that incisive and determined counsel. 

During his undergraduate studies Alex was involved in various sports and social clubs, including the Ukrainian student association, the tennis club and intramural hockey.

Called to the Ontario Bar - 2019

University of Southampton, England

  • LLB/JD - 2015-2017

King's College at the University of Western Ontario

  • BA - Honors Specialization in Criminology - 2009-2014

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Lara Merjane

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Lara Merjane is an associate in our Corporate Team. Over the past 10 years, she
developed expertise in drafting and negotiating commercial agreements for
companies in Canada, the US, and Brazil. Her practice focuses on complex corporate
and commercial issues, with emphasis on risk and contract management. Lara sees
the bigger picture when providing clients in high-stakes disputes with practical and
results-oriented strategic advice.

Lara lawyered for seven years in Brazil on a broad array of commercial disputes,
primarily litigating employment cases for multinational companies and negotiating
collective bargaining agreements for regional and national unions.

After moving to Canada, she worked in legal departments of FinTechs, publicly
traded American companies, and a Group of technology, recruiting and payroll
companies with branches across Canada and the US, where she developed
knowledge in cross-border commercial transactions.

On a different note, her early adulthood interest in technology led her to start a
Computer Science degree and learn coding languages before transitioning to law.
Her IT industry experience gives her an edge over many other legal advisors. She
draws on her prior know-how as a web developer to advise clients organizations in
the industry, mixing her legal experience and business strategies to complement
corporate management.

Lara is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School, a certified Commercial Contract
Manager, and a member of the Law Society of Ontario. She is also fluent in
Portuguese and conversational in Spanish.

EDUCATION

Law School

• Osgoode Hall Law School

Bar Admissions

• Ontario - 2020 • Brazil - 2011

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Nadine Otten

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Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

  • J.D., Certificate in Business Law – 2021

St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia

  • B.A. Economics (First Class Honours) – 2016

Honours & Awards

Dalhousie University

  • Schulich Scholarship in Law – 2020
  • David Martin Jones Memorial Award – 2019
  • Schulich Scholarship in Law – 2018

 St. Francis Xavier University

  • Dean’s List – 2012-2016
  • Academic All-Canadian – 2012-2016
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship – 2012-2016
  • President’s Circle of Young Alumni Inductee – 2016
  • Varsity Athlete Leadership Academy, Leader of Distinction - 2016

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Meryam Kellow

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Meryam is an Associate in The Ross Firm’s Business Law group. She is developing a broad corporate/commercial practice encompassing a variety of matters related to corporate transactions, commercial contracting, and business formations.

Prior to joining The Ross Firm, Meryam acted as Legal Counsel for a national charity where she negotiated commercial agreements, supported the organization’s digital transformation project, and advised on compliance matters.

Meryam understands that the key to client relationships is communication and understanding. She works hard to assess her client’s legal issues to determine the most desirable solution to their objectives. Meryam is continually seeking opportunities to strengthen her substantive knowledge by engaging in continuing professional development and challenging herself to reach new milestones.

When not working, Meryam enjoys hiking, reading, and listening to music.

University of Windsor

  • Juris Doctor (JD) (2019)

McMaster University

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Honours in Political Science and Communications Studies (2015)

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Airianna Murdoch-Fyke

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Airianna was born and raised in Kincardine, Ontario. Airianna earned her Bachelor of Social Science (B.Soc.Sci), Honours in Economics and Political Science from the University of Ottawa (2016), followed by her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Ottawa (2021). Airianna also received her Qualified Arbitrator (Q.ARB) designation in 2022. She was called to the Bar in Ontario in June 2022.

Social justice and community development are strong areas of interest for Airianna. Airianna has worked as a harm reduction worker at a supervised injection site, reversing opioid overdoses within vulnerable communities. Airianna has also worked for the Humanitarian Law division of the Canadian Red Cross. Currently, Airianna is the Chair on the Board of Directors for the John Howard Society Simcoe-Muskoka and sits on the Board of Directors for the Huron Women’s Shelter.

Airianna is a strong feminist, focusing her research on sexual violence. In 2019, Airianna published an article, Rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo: A Gendered Approach to the Proliferation of Sexualized Violence Against Children, in the academic journal, Allons-y: Journal of Children, Peace and Security. In 2022, Airianna’s article on the Gendered Consequences of Economic Sanctions was the recipient of the Jacques-Yvan Morin award and was selected to be published in the Quebec Journal of International Law.

Airianna completed her articles at a large national firm, where she was part of the Independent External Comprehensive Review of Sexual Misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of National Defence.

Airianna is a proud dog mom of three, lighthouse explorer, and avoid coin collector.

University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) – 2022-Present
Fanshawe College, London, Ontario, Canada
  • Business Accounting – 2021
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) – 2021
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – 2016
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences – Joint Honours in Economics and Political

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Monica Poremba

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Monica is a municipal law lawyer, with The Ross Firm.

Although Monica always swore she did not want to be a lawyer, her fate was sealed the moment she closed her first deal at age 10, successfully negotiating with her parents for a family dog. Despite still swearing she did not want to be a lawyer, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in Legal Studies and Sociology from the University of Waterloo in 2011. Finally accepting her fate, Monica attended the University of California, Irvine School of Law before returning to Ontario to finish and receive her law degree from the University of Toronto.

Since her call to the bar, Monica’s practice has included assisting developers and other private sector clients, municipalities, rate payer’s groups and non-profit organizations in navigating land use planning and governmental approval processes, and by providing advice on a broad range of land use approvals-related matters. Monica has appeared before the Ontario Land Tribunal (formerly the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal), the Toronto Local Appeal Board, the Divisional Court, the Ontario Court of Justice and the former Environmental Review Tribunal.

Outside of work, Monica can be found playing video and board games, watching the Toronto Blue Jays, and taking classes on her Peloton.

University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • J.D. – 2016

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

  • Honours B.A. – 2011, Majors: Legal Studies & Sociology, Specialization: Criminology

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Paul Ross

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Paul’s route to practice was far less direct than that of many of the other lawyers at The Ross Firm. After graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School (when it was still located at Osgoode Hall), he worked at the Toronto Telegram as a news reporter, as a Queen’s Park speechwriter for several of Bill Davis’ Conservative cabinet ministers, as the editor-in-chief of a travel magazine, and he also authored a published novel.

Paul Ross has been practicing law for more than 50 years. That’s a whole lot of water over the dam. He shakes his head in wonder over the changes that have taken place in the law and with technology in a half-century. Paul prides himself on being there when the “young lions” pop their head into his office to get the old man’s take on a complex issue.

The patriarch of The Ross Firm founded it first as a sole practitioner in 1980. He was joined by his wife, Heather Joy Ross, in 1984. It was this addition that created the foundation for the current iteration of the firm.

Paul is passionate about excellence, technology, creativity and personal growth. He’s excited by where the firm is going and sees the younger lawyers “taking The Ross Firm to a whole new level.”

Paul muses that when he came to Huron County from Toronto some 37 years ago, to work for the late E. Beecher Menzies, Q.C., in Clinton, Ontario, he could never have imagined the growth of his own law firm, first in Goderich and expanding into the City of Stratford, and now in The Town of Kincardine.

Education

Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

• LL.B. – 1963

McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

• B.A.

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Heather Joy Ross LSM

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If you ask any lawyer at The Ross Firm “who’s the best lawyer in the shop,” the answer is Heather Joy  Ross. Disciplined, ethically rigorous and highly intelligent, she is the definition of the consummate  advocate. Throughout her career Heather has been prepared, knowledgeable and determined. This  approach earned her the reputation as a “go to” lawyer in the region for men and women alike.  Spouses often raced to retain Heather after their relationship broke down. Whether this was because  they wanted her on their side or to avoid having her against them, is a matter of some debate. It is this  reputation and approach that forms the foundation of The Ross Firm today. 

Heather has been a leader in her profession virtually from her first day at law school: she was a mentor  to fellow students, and the recipient of three academic awards. As a practicing lawyer, Heather  tackled issues of domestic abuse and gender inequality and broke new ground when both subjects  were not in the forefront of legal and judicial thinking. Heather describes herself as a warrior, and says  that being a lawyer gave her the tools to help make change, particularly for women and girls in our  society. However, her passion and big-picture thinking are larger than her legal practice. The original  work she did to help establish safe houses for women in Huron County led to the creation of the Huron  Women’s Shelter in Goderich. She’s a founder of South West Region Women’s Law Association.  Throughout her career and to the present she is a mentor to women lawyers, helping them realize  their professional and personal aspirations. 

As an academic, Heather was an adjunct professor of law, designing and teaching courses in ethics  and family law practice and procedure at her alma mater, the Faculty of Law at The University of  Western Ontario. Heather was elected as a Bencher (a governor) of the Law Society of Upper Canada  in 1999. She has contributed significantly to the regulation of the legal profession in Ontario,  particularly in her work at the Law Society on the redrafting of the Rules of Professional Conduct, the  creation of the standing committee on Equity and Aboriginal Issues, her service on the Human Rights  Monitoring Group, and taking on an adjudicative role in lawyer and paralegal disciplinary hearings. Three subsequent elections resulted in her being granted the honour of “Life Bencher”. 

An engaged and insightful jurist, Heather shared her skills sitting as a Superior Court of Justice Deputy  Judge of the Small Claims Court. Her last role at The Ross Firm was that of General Counsel. She  provided sage and cogent advice to the firm and its lawyers on matters of ethics, professional  responsibility and practice management. 

On December 8, 2020, she was awarded the Law Society Medal – given for outstanding service within  the profession to lawyers who have made a significant contribution to the profession, in accordance  with the highest ideals of the legal profession.

When she’s not mentoring or leading, Heather finds satisfaction in creative outlets like interior design,  and painting. In many ways, both personally and professionally, Heather has made the whole world  her canvas.

Education

University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law, London, Ontario, Canada

  • LL.B. – 1984
  • Honours: Highest standing in Torts
  • Honours: Highest standing in Civil Liberties and Human Rights.

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Becky Meriam

Director of Firm Operations & HR
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Jessica Beattie

HR & Practice Management Clerk
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Debbie Kelly

Accountant/Bookkeeper
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Jacqueline Langlois

Front-of-House & Special Projects
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Laura Morris

Client Development
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Bonnie Voisin

Accounting
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Dunya Baroudi-Ginn

Corporate Law Clerk
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Rochelle Doherty

Corporate Law Clerk
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Sarah Van Driel

Family Law Clerk
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Dan Horn

Research Clerk
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Kristen Soucy

Family Law Clerk
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Nikki Howson

Family Law Clerk
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Maren Mackenzie

Wills & Estates Clerk
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Anne Emke

Municipal Law Clerk
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Charlene McNaughton

Reception & Client Intake Clerk
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Charlene Schaefer

Corporate Law Clerk
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Elizabeth Lentz

Civil Litigation Clerk
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Rebecca Kloosterman

Family Law Clerk
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Karen Masse

Executive Assistant-Office Clerk
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Sarah Neill

Family Law Clerk
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Audrey Shepherd

Personal Injury Law Clerk
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Andrew Rau

Administrative Real Estate Clerk

Becky Beal

Municipal/Real Estate Law Clerk
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Vanessa Chessell

Civil Litigation Clerk
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Emma Dubinsky

Real Estate Law Clerk
edubinsky@rossfirm.com

Nancy Fritsch

Criminal Law Clerk
nfritsch@rossfirm.com

Alexandra Croce

Real Estate Law Clerk
acroce@rossfirm.com

Renee Leduc

Family Law Clerk
rleduc@rossfirm.com

Cathy Smyth

Administration Law Clerk/Reception
csmyth@rossfirm.com

Kathy Henderson

Family Law Clerk
khenderson@rossfirm.com

Cassandra Berry

Family Law Clerk
cberry@rossfirm.com

Theresa Kluge

Corporate Administrative Clerk and Executive Assistant
tkluge@rossfirm.com

Tina Premont

Client & Development Intake Clerk
tpremont@rossfirm.com

Taryn Hagan

Municipal Law Administrative Clerk
thagan@rossfirm.com
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Ainsley Culbert

Family Law Administration Clerk
aculbert@rossfirm.com
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Holly Major

Real Estate Administration Clerk
hmajor@rossfirm.com

Elaine Booth

Kincardine Receptionist/Family Administration Law Clerk
ebooth@rossfirm.com

Teresa Atkinson

Student Assistant
tatkinson@rossfirm.com

Gina Wernham

Reception
gwernham@rossfirm.com

Payton Swan

Student Assistant
pswan@rossfirm.com

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About Us

Our clients benefit from our integrated team approach, which enables us to deal comprehensively with issues that touch on different areas of the law.

We bring sophisticated technology to keep your costs down, stay on top of the law, and make sure you’re informed throughout your case.

Excellence + Value is what we do. Let us help you achieve your goals.

When one of our suppliers of software (Wise Time) asked us if we would do a video testimonial for their product, we said sure. We’ll get our CEO to do it.

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