I am originally from Sarnia but I left to play hockey for the Ottawa 67’s of the OHL and finished my career in 1992. I attended York University and Osgoode Hall Law School from which I graduated in 1997 after completing the Intensive program in lands, resources and First Nations governments. I articled and worked in criminal law in Toronto before being called to the Bar in 1999.
Starting in 1995 and during Law School a colleague and I extended the Toronto Native Court-worker program to the 3 periphery courts in Toronto (East Mall, Finch and Scarborough). In Law School I was a research assistant and assisted in authoring a paper that was presented to the United Nations working group on Aboriginal Peoples by Dianne Martin.
I articled in Criminal Law working a year on complex criminal trials including homicide and importation of 1000s of kilos of cocaine which included extensive surveillance, search warrants and wire tap authorization. After being called in the Bar in 1999, I continued working in criminal law but I moved my office to Sarnia and focused on business law and consulting on economic development and policy issues.
I spent 10 years away from the practice of law travelling North America consulting Law Firms on business management and productivity. I returned to criminal law in Toronto and Brampton working on complex matters. In 2012, I moved back to Sarnia with my wife, and I focus on criminal law and do some child protection work against CAS.