Joe’s practice is focussed exclusively on family law. He is highly experienced in assisting clients with a broad range of issues, from parenting time and decision making with respect to children, to complex support and property matters.
Joe works with each individual to understand their goals and objectives, thoroughly review all options and help them arrive at an approach which is most suitable to the circumstances of the client and his or her family.
Most family law cases do not need to go to court. Joe has extensive experience with alternative methods of dispute resolution such as Collaborative Family Law, mediation and mediation-arbitration which can serve to keep costs down and preserve a degree of civility. He is also an effective and tenacious courtroom advocate who has successfully appeared before all levels of court in Ontario in furtherance of his client’s objectives.
Joe is a member of the Collaborative Practice of Waterloo Region (Best4All), the Ontario Association of Collaborative Professionals, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the Advocates’ Society and the Waterloo Region Law Association.
Joe is a former director of HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre and Victim Services of Waterloo Region. He resides in Waterloo with his wife, children and Wheaten Terrier.
Joe studied law at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and obtained an honours undergraduate degree from Huron College, Western University in London, Ontario. After working abroad, he was pleased to return to Waterloo Region, where he was raised, in 2000 to commence his articling and law practice.