Angelique helps clients resolve legal issues that can arise following the death or illness of loved ones. In these circumstances, feelings of sadness or anger can be overwhelming. Angelique listens carefully to her clients in order to really understand what they need, and then pursues their goals relentlessly. Former clients describe her as an astute negotiator who is very creative, caring, strong, witty and “a warrior in the truest sense of the word.”
Angelique was bitten by the litigation bug as a law student in 2001 when she worked on a lengthy sexual assault trial. Ever since that time, she has devoted her practice to advocacy, first at the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee as a summer student and then at a Toronto civil litigation firm for several years. From 2009-2016, she practiced estate, trust and capacity litigation at a Toronto firm which specializes in this area. She spent her last year there as a partner. With hundreds of cases behind her, Angelique still enjoys being an estates litigator and helping people resolve their disputes.
Angelique has extensive experience litigating a variety of estate, trust, guardianship, power of attorney and capacity matters. She frequently appears in courts throughout the Greater Toronto Area including the Toronto Estates List. She has acted for and against beneficiaries, estate trustees, guardians, attorneys for property and personal care, dependants, and creditors. Her clients include individuals, trust companies, charities, and the Office of the Children’s Lawyer.
As the law in this area is never static, keeping on top of new legal developments is important. Angelique is an active member of the Estates and Trusts Section of the Ontario Bar Association and the Advocates Society.
Outside of the office, Angelique enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, travelling to sunny Mexican locales in February, and unleashing her competitive spirit on her road bike year-round.
Hon. B.A. (High Distinction), University of Toronto (2001)
LL.B , Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (2004)
Called to the Ontario Bar (2005)
Osgoode Hall Law School Intensive Trial Advocacy Course (2007)
Ontario Bar Association, Trusts and Estates section
Canadian Bar Association
Panelist: B’Nai Brith Seminar, “Powers of Attorney”, held on May 23, 2017; Topic: Removal of an Attorney and Estate Trustee
Speaker: Ontario Bar Association, “Estates Litigation: A Primer”, held on April 25, 2017. Topic: Motions for Directions
Speaker: Law Society of Upper Canada, “Estates and Trusts Summit” held on November 3, 2016; Topic: Dependants’ Support Claims.
Co-Author, with Angela Casey: “Passing of Accounts”, chapter in Key Developments in Estates and Trusts Law in Ontario 2016-2017, Melanie Yach, ed. (forthcoming)
Speaker: Law Society of Upper Canada, “Representing Children in Personal Injury Actions”, held on November 19, 2015; Topic: Educating the Guardian of Property.
Speaker/Presenter (with Justin W. de Vries), “Managing, Mediating and Litigating Estates Disputes”, Osgoode Professional Development, “Pleadings and Motions: from Documentation to Argument”, held on September 24, 2014.
Speaker, Case Comment, Ontario Bar Association Estates and Trust Section, held on November 24, 2011.
Co-Author (with Justin W. de Vries) “Brave New World! The Cost of Proportionality in Will Challenges and Guardianship Disputes: Discovery, Summary Judgment and the Courts’ Discretion in Fixing Costs” (2010) published in A Medical-Legal Approach to Estate Planning and Decision Making for Older Clients, Brian A. Schnurr and Kenneth I. Schulmann, eds., Law Society of Upper Canada. [article cited by the Law Commission of Ontario Small Estates Project in August 2015].
250 Yonge Street
P.O. Box 4
Toronto, ON M5B 2L7
(accessible from within the Eaton Centre)