In late 2022, after 28 years of practising law in her hometown of Kitchener-Waterloo, Lisa moved to Port Elgin and joined The Ross Firm.
Lisa draws on her extensive experience in Wills and Estates Law to advise clients on their most important trusts and estates matters and to effectively protect their interests when disputes arise. She is particularly attuned to the vulnerabilities and unique legal needs of seniors, and those with disabilities.
Having previously worked as a lawyer within large financial institutions, and with a large Waterloo Region firm, Lisa regularly counsels high net worth individuals, family businesses and corporations on complex matters involving trusts, estates, and wills, as well as estate administration (probate) matters. Lisa enjoys tackling complicated estate planning issues, and producing pragmatic and sustainable solutions.
In addition to estate solicitor’s work, Lisa is a skilled litigator and regularly protects her clients’ interests in matters such as estate and power of attorney disputes, passing of accounts applications, and will challenges. She has appeared at every level of Court in Ontario; however, she is also a strong proponent of negotiated dispute resolution, and an experienced mediator.
Lisa has served on the Executive of the Trusts and Estates Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association, and various subcommittees, since 2014. She was particularly proud to serve on an OBA Committee for the creation of an Elder Law Section, and is a member of the Elder Law section of the Canadian Bar Association. She enjoys mentoring younger lawyers and speaking at various Continuing Professional Development programs for other lawyers in the estates field.