Angela is a fierce advocate for people affected by death and diminished mental capacity.
Her professional peers voted to recognize her as one of Canada’s leading lawyers for estate litigation in Lexpert magazine. Her clients appreciate Angela’s ability to tell their story in a compelling way, and her “committed, supportive work” on their behalf.
Before law, Angela worked in a classroom assisting children with disabilities. This work inspired her to apply to law school with a dream of helping vulnerable people through legal advocacy. After law school, she spent 10 years at a large Bay Street firm learning courtroom techniques from some of Canada’s top advocates. While there, she was introduced to estate and mental capacity law and knew that she had found the right area of law to focus on. She spent another five years at a boutique firm specializing in estate and trust litigation before co-founding Casey & Moss LLP.
Angela was fortunate to be counsel on two important estate disputes at Ontario’s Court of Appeal – one dealing with testamentary freedom and one about the ability of the court to repair a mistake in a will. She has also argued numerous contested matters in the Superior Court of Justice.
Her clients include trust companies, charities, government agencies, the Office of the Children’s Lawyer, individuals and families. She has handled hundreds of cases involving disputes over how to interpret wills, power of attorney abuse, mishandling of estate funds by executors, will challenges, claims by people left out of a will, and the rights of those affected by dementia.
When she is not at work, Angela can be found at the local hockey arena cheering for her son’s hockey team, watching her daughter swim and dance, sharing a beer at the local pub with her husband, running, and apologizing for her Golden Retriever’s behaviour at the dog park.
LLB, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2001
Called to the Ontario Bar October 2002
Ontario Bar Association, Trusts and Estates section
Canadian Bar Association
Executive Member, Advocates’ Society, Estates Practice Group
Co-author (with Angelique Moss), “Passing of Accounts” in Key Developments in Estates and Trusts Law in Ontario, 2016 edition, Melanie Yach editor
Speaker, 19th Annual Estates and Trusts Summit, November 2016 on “Dependant Support Applications”
“Show Me the Money: Compensating Fiduciaries” – paper presented at “Critical Issues in Preparing and Passing Accounts”, Ontario Bar Association, December 7, 2016
Presenter at “The Annotated Guardianship Application 2016”, The Law Society of Upper Canada, February 2016
Author, “Passing of Accounts and Business Assets”, presented at “The Family Business: Litigation of Trusts and Estates Holding Business Assets”, Ontario Bar Association, September 29, 2015
Author, “Litigating Estate Disputes with Multi-Jurisdictional Assets”, presented at “Litigation and Administration of Foreign Trusts and Assets”, Ontario Bar Association, April 9, 2015
Author, “A Practical Guide to Capacity Assessments” January 2014
Speaker, Annual Estates and Trusts Summit, November 2013, on the topic of “Solicitors Negligence Issues”
Co-author, “Passing of Accounts” in Key Developments in Estates and Trusts Law in Ontario, 2013-2014 edition, Melanie Yach editor
Co-author, “Recent Guardianship Cases – A Critical Analysis” in Key Developments in Estates and Trusts Law in Ontario, 2012 edition, Melanie Yach editor
Speaker, “The Other Side of the Coin: Personal Care and the Estate Lawyer”, Ontario Bar Association, October 16, 2013
Co-author, “Noteworthy Decisions in Passing of Accounts Applications” in Key Developments in Estates and Trusts Law in Ontario, 2011 edition, Melanie Yach editor
Co-author, “Common Privilege Issues Faced by Estates Practitioners”, April 2011
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P.O. Box 4
Toronto, ON M5B 2L7
(accessible from within the Eaton Centre)