Ashley Justine Lyons
Justine grew up on a 100-acre farm in nearby Elgin County. Her family eventually moved to Montreal, Quebec and then she chose to move to Ottawa, Ontario to obtain her Bachelors from the University of Ottawa. After graduating and working several years for Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Industry Canada and Health Canada, she decided she wanted to be more effective in helping people and decided to go to law school at the University of Leicester in England. When she returned, and demonstrated her ability to practice Canadian law, she moved down to Norfolk County to be closer to her family; who had moved to Port Rowan’s Villages of Long Point. She articled (interned) with a local law firm specializing in Personal Injury law. Upon the completion of her articles, becoming a lawyer and after much consideration Justine decided to start her own law firm in Norfolk county.
She is an registered member with the Law Society of Ontario, a member of the Norfolk Law Association and a board member of the Haldimand Norfolk Literacy Council. Justine has appeared before the Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Justice and the Social Security Tribunal. She appears before courts in the Simcoe, Cayuga and Brantford areas.
You will see her regularly taking walks with her husband and dog around downtown Simcoe or at the Don Shay dog park.
Lisa grew up in the Hamilton area and spent her summers in Port Dover and Turkey point. Lisa pursued a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from McMaster University in Political Science and Anthropology before achieving a Master in Public Policy and Administration from Ryerson University. She attained a law degree from Exeter University in England in 2015 where she remained for two and a half years to practice primarily in the area of Wills and Estates. Lisa and her husband eventually decided they wanted to live in Canada and returned to Lisa’s hometown. In January 2020, Lisa was called to the Bar of Ontario, having completed her articles at a well-respected personal injury law firm in Hamilton. Lisa has now joined with Lyons Law Firm working on family law and personal injury cases as well as Wills. Lisa regularly attends in court to argue various legal matters including issues in personal injury and family law. In addition to her practice, Lisa is a member of the Norfolk Law Association and Women’s Law Association of Ontario.
In her spare time, Lisa enjoys running, baking, and boxing. She also loves to travel and has visited 10 different countries. Most weekends you can find Lisa relaxing on the beach with her husband.
Rachel completed a Baccalaureate degree from Toronto’s Ryerson University, majoring in Criminology and minoring in Sociology, where she graduated with Honors. Rachel also holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Ottawa. Rachel was called to the Bar in Ontario in June of 2019 following her Articles with the Family Law Practice of Stephen Durbin and Associates under the supervision of the acting vice-president of the Halton County Law Association, Melissa Fedsin. From there, Rachel endeavored into Criminal Law, managing her own Criminal Defence practice as well as working part-time as an Assistant Crown Attorney in Brampton, and Milton, ON. Rachel has returned to private practice taking carriage of files in family/matrimonial law as well as criminal defense.
Her love for litigation and public speaking comes from a long history of performance. Rachel has been singing since she was able to talk however, she garnered formal training in vocal music and performance during her years at Cawthra Park Secondary School.
In her spare time, Rachel enjoys practicing yoga, weight training, cooking, and spending time with her orange tabby.
Roger was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. His family moved to Switzerland when he was only a few months old and they lived in the city of Basel for 6 years before returning to Canada in 1991. Roger always had a passion for music, so he attended the University of Western Ontario to pursue a degree in Music with a specialty in percussion. After receiving his teaching degree from the University of Toronto, Roger taught private music lessons before travelling to England to teach middle and high school for 2 years. Roger’s years teaching gave him deep insight into the difficulties that students faced resulting from family conflict, which sparked his interest in pursuing law.
Once back in Canada, Roger taught for one more year before attending Osgoode to study law. After being called to the bar in June of 2016, Roger began practicing Family and Real Estate law at Rabideau Law in the Waterloo Region where he had appearances before the Superior and Ontario Court of Justice.
Roger is also a member of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves, serving as a Private with the 11th Field Artillery, 29 Battery in Guelph. When not working, Roger likes to spend time with his family, practice music by jamming with his friends, or training in Muay Thai and Boxing.