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Mark Hurley



Mark Hurley obtained a B.A., B.Ed., and LL.B., all from the University of Windsor. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2004 and began a general practice with Karry & Laba in Kingsville, Ontario, primarily focusing on civil litigation and family law.   He moved to the Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society as in house counsel in February 2007, where he remained until October 2010, when he left to start his own practice. Mark has continued to represent the Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society as counsel since that time.    Mark has conducted numerous trials and appeared at various levels of court in Ontario, including the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice and Divisional Court. Mark is a member of the Essex Law Association and a current board member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Home in Windsor. 

Mark can be reached by telephone at 519-915-6136 ext 109 or at

Nadia Bhatti


 Nadia represents clients in matters pertaining to family law and child protection matters in Windsor-Essex County and surrounding areas. Nadia graduated from the University of Windsor and has an Honours Degree in Psychology. She also graduated from the University of Windsor School of Law in 2002 and was called to the Ontario Bar Association in 2003.   Nadia is a member of the Essex Law Association and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. Nadia also represents children through the Office of the Children’s Lawyer.    

Nadia can be reached at 519-252-9697 or by e-mail at  

Kristen Hales


 Kristen graduated from the University of Windsor Law School in 1994 and began practicing law  in 1996. She was a founding partner in Gibson & Hales from 1998 until 2006 when she became Lead Counsel for the Windsor-Essex Children's Aid Society.  In 2008, Kristen joined Stipic, Arpino, Weisman, where she stayed until 2016.  She now has her own  private practice.  Kristen has been a panel lawyer for the Office of the Children's Lawyer since 2001.  Kristen is also a Deputy Judge of the Superior Court of Justice Small Claims Court.  Recently, she has been teaching Advocacy at St. Clair College in their paralegal program, and she is one of the charter members of the Ontario Association of Child Protection Lawyers.  In her spare time, Kristen enjoys re-creating the middle ages as a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, and promoting musical education as a Board Member of the Algoma Music Camp.    

Brenda McGinty


Brenda McGinty has practiced law in Windsor/Essex for the past 23 years. She graduated from the University of Windsor law school in 1992 and was called to the bar in 1994. Brenda has offices in Windsor and Belle River. Her practice has focused on family law and real estate. Brenda has extensive experience handling a variety of family separation and divorce files both within the court system and out-of-court settlements. Brenda uses a practical solution based approach to resolving family files effectively and efficiently. She has completed specialized training in collaborative family law and believes the collaborative process is best suited for resolving family legal disputes. 

Contact Brenda at 519-255-1535 or by email at 

Deborah Rollier

Deborah Rollier Collaborative Lawyer

Debbie is a lawyer/partner with the law firm Ricci, Enns, Rollier & Setterington LLP with offices in both Leamington and Kingsville. She was  called to the Bar in 2001 and has practiced all aspects of family law throughout her law career.  In 2010, Debbie obtained her Master of Laws specializing in Family Law from York University. She was accredited as a mediator by OAFM in 2012 and conducts mediation both through the Attorney General’s court-based program and privately.  Debbie is committed to assisting families resolve their family law disputes collaboratively without the involvement of the court process. 

Contact Deborah at  519-326-5718 ext 231 or by email at

Christopher Knowles


Christopher has been established for over 12 years, serving the Windsor, Ontario region as a family lawyer. Christopher is a former law clerk to the now retired Honourable Justice Robert Decary of the Federal Court of Appeal. Since 2005, Christopher has been devoted to the practice of family and child protection law cases. Christopher believes all child protection cases are about the rights of the children, not the parents. He strongly believes that the children's wishes must be heard and considered at all times. 

Contact Christopher at 519-252-0529 or on his website at :

Joel Wright



Joel Wright has practiced law in the Windsor and Essex County area for over 21 years.  He has a B.Comm (Hons) degree as well as an M.B.A and LLB..  His primary area of practice is family law and he is collaboratively trained.  Joel will also assist clients with real estate and Wills and estates.  He is the Past president of the Essex Law Association, Member of the Board of Directors and Past President of Canterbury College, and a Past Warden of Christ Church in Colchester.  Joel is also actively involved with coaching baseball and hockey teams for his children as well as many others in the community for many years.

Contact Joel at 519-974-9748 or by email to

Jennifer Suzor


Jennifer Suzor is an experienced Family Law Lawyer, and Mediator.  She is Certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Family Law.   Having

practiced in all levels of the Court for over thirty-two years, she now focuses on keeping people out of Court, where she has seen too much destruction and loss.  "Famlies can work through their issues given the right support and environment" she believes.  Jennifer is also an Accredited Family Mediator, Child Protection Mediator and Elder Mediator.   

Jennifer recieved the President's Award from the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts in 2016.   

Jennifer can be reached at or at 519-252-2772.  Her website is  

Michael Frank