Family, Criminal, Regulatory, Appeals
North Bay Ontario Canada
(705) 476-6777

What to Expect

  1. Call to arrange a meeting. Lawyers are often in court, so it's important to set up an initial appointment as far in advance of your court date or expected legal proceedings as possible. This allows for sufficient time to review material and file relevant documents as necessary. Depending on the situation, the litigation process typically takes anywhere from 3 to 36 months.
  2. First meeting. Bring all relevant paperwork; the first meeting typically lasts about an hour. Shawn will take the time to listen and ask questions to ensure he understands your specific situation. Once he understands your goal, he will restate your objectives in terms of the litigation process. He is thoroughly empathetic and dedicated to obtaining the best possible result in a cost-effective manner. At this time, he'll let you know what to expect in terms of fees and payment methods.
  3. Follow-up meetings as necessary. You can expect Shawn to explore all options with you, discuss the pros and cons of each, and together you'll decide on the most desirable course of action based on your goals and objects.
  4. Court date. Shawn is a dedicated, aggressive and fearless advocate on your behalf. Shawn does very well in high-conflict matters and thrives on being a champion for clients who are in a vulnerable and difficult position. Highly respected by bench and bar, Shawn loves to advocate for you in the courtroom. He has an acute sensitivity to the difficulties people face when navigating the complex court system at a difficult time in their life.
  5. Resolution or Appeal. You can expect to have your legal matter resolved in a professional manner. If you're unhappy with the legal decision, you may have the option of an appeal. As an experienced trial lawyer, Shawn has appealed many decisions in both Family and Criminal Courts of law. He has guided cases from the Ontario Chamber of Justice up levels to Superior Court, Divisional Court, and the Court of Ontario.