Originally from Southern Ontario, Margaret immediately felt at home when she arrived at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law. Thunder Bay’s emphasis on community, history, and its closeness to nature combined all of the things she loved best about growing up in the small town of Port Hope, living in historical Kingston and spending summers in the Haliburton Highlands at her grandparents’ camp.
In law school Margaret was actively involved in promoting Indigenous rights and advocating for women and children. She has continued pursuing these passions through her work in the local community while also mentoring new law students just starting their careers.
Margaret chose Family Law as the center of her practice because she loves working with people. She approaches her practice with a compassionate, co-operative focus aimed at achieving effective and realistic solutions for her clients. Margaret strives to help her clients reach reasonable compromises that preserve their family dynamic as much as possible while also protecting their legal rights. Recently this drive for finding practical solutions that address the concerns of parents and children alike has led Margaret to expand her Family Law practice into Family Mediation as well.
Margaret has paired her work in Family Law with Real Estate, Wills and Estates. This holistic approach allows Margaret to help client’s from the date of separation to starting the next stage in their lives and continues to planning for their future.
On Saturday mornings Margaret can regularly be found at our Walk-in Wills Clinic to answer your legal questions or take instructions for your Will.
In her spare time Margaret is a theatre enthusiast, enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, and is a proud cat mom.
Vice Chair, Children’s Centre Foundation of Thunder Bay, member since 2019
Co-Chair, Thunder Bay Fall Conference (Family Module), 2019 – 2022
Former Board Member, Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF)
Former Volunteer, Dew Drop Inn
Former Member of the Lakehead University Aboriginal Advisory Committee, 2016
Hons B.A., Queen’s University, Classical Studies and Biology, 2013
J.D., Lakehead University, Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, 2017
Called to the Bar, 2017
Joined Weilers, 2017