Our Lawyers

Litigation & Family Lawyers in Kitchener-Waterloo

Glenda D. McLeod

Glenda D. McLeod

Lawyer:

Glenda D. McLeod - mcleod@mgdlawyers.ca

Assistants:

Kelly Bolduc - kelly@mgdlawyers.ca
Katie Cook - katie@mgdlawyers.ca

Glenda McLeod is a partner at McLeod Green Dewar LLP & Associates in Kitchener, Ontario. She is a matrimonial law lawyer. She attended Saint Mary’s University, the University of Windsor, and Western University for Law School. Ms. McLeod was called to the bar in 2003, worked with Youth in Crises and successfully brings this experience to the table when negotiating difficult custody disputes. Ms. McLeod has tried cases in Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice, and the Court of Appeal for Ontario. Glenda McLeod also has a certificate in mediation and is a co-author of McLeod’s Ontario Family Law Rules Annotated 2012 and 2013.

Glenda McLeod is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Waterloo Law Association.

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Amy A. Green

Amy A. Green

Lawyer:

Amy A. Greengreen@mgdlawyers.ca

Assistant:

Sam Barnhart - sam@mgdlawyers.ca

Amy A. Green (formerly Priestley) is a partner at McLeod Green Dewar LLP & Associates in Kitchener, Ontario. She practices in areas including civil litigation and wills and estates, however, she practices primarily in the area of family law.

Amy specializes in high conflict family law cases, and advises her clients with respect to divorce, custody and access, child and spousal support, division of property, and marriage contracts (pre-nuptual agreements).

Amy seeks to resolve matters in the best interests of families as early as possible in a proceeding. Separation and divorce can be extremely stressful and life-altering, and Amy strives to provide expert advice to guide her clients through this difficult time in their lives, in an approachable and relaxing manner. Amy will take the time to ensure that her clients understand each stage in their proceeding, know all of the options available to them, and feel comfortable with the process. She strives to provide clients with an honest opinion as to possible outcomes of their cases to enable clients to make the best decisions for their family.

Amy graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology, with distinction. Amy also attended Queen’s University at the Herstmonceux Castle campus in East Sussex, England, and later graduated from law school at the University of Windsor in 2006. Called to the Ontario bar in 2007, Amy completed her articles at Sutherland Mark Flemming Snyder-Penner in Kitchener, Ontario, and then became a partner at Miller Caron McLeod & Priestley in Kitchener, Ontario.

Amy has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, including the Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal. She has also successfully represented clients in mediation proceedings.

Amy is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Canadian Bar Association. She also works at the Superior Court of Justice Family Law Information Centre (FLIC) and the Ontario Court of Justice FLIC, as well as acting as duty counsel.

Amy accepts Legal Aid Certificates for both the Ontario Court of Justice and Superior Court of Justice.

In her spare time, Amy enjoys exploring the Kitchener-Waterloo area, where she resides with her husband Dave, her daughter and three dogs. She also enjoys singing, gardening, and travelling.

Some of Amy’s reported decisions include:

  • Vanos v. Vanos, 2010 ONCA 876
  • Quinn v. Nicholson, 2013 ONSC 1125
  • Hajkova v. Romany, 2012 ONSC 6373
  • Johnsen v. Johnsen, 2012 ONSC 3079
  • Essa v. Mekawi, 2014 ONSC 7409
  • Straus v. Pocsai, 2015 ONSC 4212
  • Essa v. Mekawi, 2015 ONCA 244
  • Kapoor v. Kapoor, 2015 ONSC 4000

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Gregory P. Dewar

Gregory P. Dewar

Lawyer:

Gregory P. Dewardewar@mgdlawyers.ca

Assistant:

Sam Barnhart - sam@mgdlawyers.ca

Gregory Dewar is a partner at McLeod Green Dewar LLP & Associates in Kitchener, Ontario. He practices in a variety of areas of law, including family law, with a focus on custody and access issues, child support, spousal support, the division of family/matrimonial property and divorce, child protection law, criminal law, employment law and other areas of civil litigation. Through his practice Gregory has been retained by both the Children’s Aid Society of the Regional Municipality of Waterloo and the Children’s Aid Society of Oxford County to provide fee-for-service legal work for those Societies, and in this role he has represented the Waterloo and Oxford Children’s Aid Societies at every stage of the child protection Court process. This experience has provided Gregory with a unique perspective and skill set that he has applied to his representation of his client parent(s)/families in Family and Children’s Services Act matters, and all of his family law clients.

Gregory joined the Kitchener/Waterloo legal community when he began practicing with the law firm of Miller Caron McLeod and Priestley in December of 2007. Prior to his moving his practice to Kitchener he had been at the Hamilton law firm of Lazier Hickey LLP. He graduated from the University of Guelph with an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, and the University of Saskatchewan College of Law. Called to the Ontario bar in 2007, Gregory Dewar has argued and tried cases in the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice, Unified Family Court, Divisional Court of Appeal, and the Ontario Human Rights Commission.

Gregory is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Waterloo Law Association. He accepts Legal Aid Certificates in family and child protection Court cases in both the Ontario Court of Justice and Superior Court of Justice. He also represents clients in a number of jurisdictions, including Hamilton, Halton, Guelph and Wellington County, Waterloo and Oxford County.

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Emily M. Carroll

Emily M. Carroll

Lawyer:

Emily M. Carrollcarroll@mgdlawyers.ca

Assistant:

Sam Barnhart - sam@mgdlawyers.ca

Emily Carroll is an associate at McLeod Green Dewar LLP & Associates in Brantford, Ontario. She graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Legal Studies and went on to receive a JD from the University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law.

During the course of her legal studies, Emily received a certificate in mediation from the University of Western Ontario’s Dispute Resolution Centre, as well as a certificate in mediation jointly from Tulane University and Humboldt University at a summer program held in Berlin, Germany.

At law school, she was involved with Community Legal Services’ clinic program and Pro Bono Student Canada’s Family Law Project. She also served as president of Community Outreach, a volunteer based organization that assists the community of London through projects such as London Lawyers Feed the Hungry. In her second year, Emily was selected to be a member of the University of Western Ontario’s Walsh Family Law Moot team, where her team competed against other law schools.

Emily completed her articles in Toronto at a prominent boutique litigation firm. She is currently a member of the OBA, CBA, Brant County Law Association and Waterloo Region Law Association.

In her spare time, Emily enjoys travelling, cooking and hot yoga.

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Charles Mota-Duarte

Charles Mota-Duarte

Lawyer:

Charles Mota-Duartemota@mgdlawyers.ca

Assistant:

Susan Davisbrantford@mgdlawyers.ca

Charles practices primarily in the area of family law, including divorce, property division, custody & access, child protection proceedings, drafting of cohabitation & separation agreements, and drafting of travel affidavits. Other areas of Charles’ practice include civil litigation, and wills and estates. Prior to joining McLeod Green Dewar LLP & Associates, Charles worked in a boutique family law office in Brampton, Ontario. He also articled with a large national firm, working in family law, civil litigation, insurance defense, real estate, and corporate law.

Charles attended the McMaster University where he received an Honors B. Comm. He later attended Queens University for law school and received his J.D. He was called to the Bar in 2010 and is a member of The Law Society of Upper Canada.

Charles; interests outside of the practice of Law including playing and coaching various sports, travelling, and playing the tenor saxophone.

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Patrick Fallon

Patrick Fallon

Lawyer:

Patrick Fallonfallon@mgdlawyers.ca

Assistant:

Susan Davisbrantford@mgdlawyers.ca

Patrick joined the firm as an associate lawyer in 2016 working in the Brantford office. He graduated from the University of Guelph with an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and Public Policy, and he obtained his law degree from the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Patrick worked at Legal Aid’s Family Law Service Centre in Windsor, Ontario, and did his integrated practice placement at Filipovic, Conway & Associates. He has supported counsel and represented clients on matters related to the Children’s Aid Society, the Family Responsibility Office, and at every stage of the Court process.

Outside of his studies in Thunder Bay, Patrick volunteered with the Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic, helping low-income residents attain access to justice in Northern Ontario. He has also worked for the Law Commission of Ontario as a Researcher through York University’s Faculty of Law. There, he worked on the latest issues relating to technology and the law.

Patrick practices primarily in custody and access issues, child support, spousal support, the division of family/matrimonial property and divorce. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Brantford Law Association. Patrick accepts Legal Aid Certificates in family Court cases in both the Ontario Court of Justice and Superior Court of Justice. He also represents clients in a number of jurisdictions, including Hamilton, Brantford, Guelph, London, Waterloo and Woodstock.

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