Martel

I have been practicing law for over 33 years.

Though an experienced litigator I believe that Mediation and Arbitration offer a valid (and often preferable) process for resolving family disputes. I offer mediation and arbitration in my spacious boardroom and have private space available to caucus. My office is wheelchair accessible.

I have a Master of Laws in Alternate Dispute Resolution and trained in Negotiation at Harvard Law School and in Mediation at Osgoode Hall Law School.I taught ADR at the Bar Admission Course in Toronto.

I served two terms as President of the Peel Law Association, served on the executive of the Peel Family Group as well as on the executive of the County and District Law Presidents Association (as regional Rep for Central West) and have been a member of the Peel Halton Collaborative Family Law Group since 2005. For 2 years I volunteered as a Dispute Resolution Officer in Brampton, hearing Case Conferences on motions to change.

I am a past president of the Etobicoke Conflict Mediation Team. (“ECMT) I was a mediator for ECMT and designed a Community Conflict Resolution Manual for the organization in 2000.

I currently sit as a Deputy Judge in the Small Claims Court in Central West Region and I am a Director of the Ontario Deputy Judges Association. I have served as Administrative Deputy Judge of the Brampton Small Claims Court since 2012.

I have volunteered as a Mandatory Information Presenter and sit on the Peel Supervised Access Advisory Committee.

I have completed a Domestic Violence Screening Program which meets the criteria under the current Legislation to permit me to conduct family arbitrations.