162 Broadway, Suite 9, Orangeville, Ontario L9W 1K3, Canada
(519) 821-7005

Who We Are

Compassionate, Competent and Caring.

A little bit about who we are.  Foote Law is committed to providing exceptional legal services within a supportive and flexible environment. We strive to maintain a compassionate and caring approach to competent and cost-effective top tier legal expertise. Who we are is innovative and resourceful, driven to guide our clients through the process of obtaining access to justice, while maintaining clear and open lines of communication and maintaining dignity and respect every step of the way.

Jessica K. Foote B.B.A. (Hons), J.D.

Barrister and Solicitor, Founder of Foote Law

Called to the Bar after earning her Juris Doctor while attending Osgood Hall Law School, Ms. Foote founded Foote Law, based in Orangeville, Ontario with the express purpose of serving the community with a focus on both family law and criminal law. Recently adding real estate transactions, and wills / estates services to her roster, she remains dedicated to providing approachable, client-focussed, legal assistance that is both flexible and affordable.

Ms. Foote is also an Honours Graduate with a Baccalaureate in Business Administration and Management from the University of Guelph where she received numerous awards including from the Canadian Institute of Management and the Women’s Opportunity Award from Soroptomist International. Her commitment to social justice was evidenced throughout school by her volunteer services with the Family Law Project within the Brampton Superior and Ontario Court of Justice. Additionally, she has worked with both a prominent family and criminal law firm and in personal injury law. Currently, Ms. Foote is a legal instructor with the Mandatory Information Program for Peel Family Mediation Services. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Dufferin County Law Association, the Ontario Bar Association, the Family Law Association and the Criminal Law Association. Active in the community, Ms. Foote is also a member of the University Women’s Club of Orangeville, Dufferin Women in Business and the Dufferin Board of Trade. Ms. Foote is a mother of three, an avid golfer and in the past has volunteered with Dufferin County Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Throughout college, university and law school she was a student mentor and more recently has spent a significant amount of time volunteering in the schools her children attend. She supports and encourages her team with their own volunteer endeavours at locations such as the Orangeville Foodbank by enabling flexible work schedules so staff can support the causes closest to them. Ms. Foote also does Pro Bono work on occasion and prides herself on always being available to her clients.

The Foote Law Family

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Jennifer J. Brown

B.Sc., LL.B

Get in touch with Jennifer: jbrown@footelaw.ca

Called to the bar in 2002, Ms. Brown has nearly 20 years of experience practicing family law. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Laws from Queen’s University. Ms. Brown is a personal rights panel member with the Office of the Children’s Lawyer and a Dispute Resolution Officer with the Superior Court of Justice. She is also a past panel member with the Family Responsibility Office.

Ms. Brown is a proud advocate for social justice and is a Board Member with the Caledon Parent Child Centre and a member of the Dufferin County Canadian Black Association. Her past volunteer experience includes Board positions with the Headwaters Family Visit Centre, Caledon Community Services and the Peel Sexual/Assault/Rape Crisis Centre.

Danette Edwards

LLB

Get in touch with Danette: dedwards@footelaw.ca

Danette attended Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2002. Danette was Regional Supervising Counsel for northern Ontario at the Family Responsibility Office and back-up counsel for the Toronto area courts. She continues to represent FRO as a panel lawyer competently advising clients on support issues.

Danette has twenty years of family law experience including Alternative Dispute Resolution skills to assist her clients in resolving any conflict. She has appeared before all levels of Court across Ontario. She enjoys the dynamic nature of family law and advocating on behalf of our clients during one of the most stressful times in their lives. Danette uses plain language to communicate with our clients. Danette is a member in good standing of the Law Society of Ontario and volunteers at Southlake Regional Hospital in Newmarket. She is also a member of the York Region Lawyer’s Association and of Legal Aid Ontario’s Family Law Advisory Committee.

Anne Somerville

Senior Family Law Clerk

Get in touch with Anne: asomerville@footelaw.ca

Specializing in the area of family law for over 30 years, where she has been guiding clients through the family law process with a high degree of professionalism and an appropriate degree of empathy. Anne is a meticulously detailed and organized clerk who has extensive experience with all aspects of the Family Court system. Anne has been an Associate Member of the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario since 1999.

April Renke

Family Law Clerk

Get in touch with April: arenke@footelaw.ca

April is our newest member of the Foote Law team. April has been working as a Legal Assistant in many areas of law, since 2014. More recently, in September 2018 April graduated from the Law Clerk program at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario, where she grew up. In addition to working in law, April enjoys helping others in her community by volunteering and being an ally to those who are in need.

Deborah Boudreau

Family Law Clerk

Get in touch with Deborah: dboudreau@footelaw.ca

Debbie has been a Family Law Clerk for over 16 years with experience in working in a variety of other areas of law. She is experienced in working with diverse clientele in a respectful, courteous and empathetic manner while maintaining professionalism at all times. Her strong work ethic, dedication and organizational skills along with her compassionate nature are key in assisting clients through the family law process.

Tanya Massaro

Senior Real Estate / Wills & Estates Law Clerk

Get in touch with Deborah: realestate@footelaw.ca

Tanya is our newest Foote Law team member. She joined Foote Law in 2022. Tanya brings a wealth of knowledge to our team, specifically in the areas of Real Estate and Wills and Estates. Tanya is a registered member of the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario. After having worked as a senior law clerk in these areas of law, in the GTA for over 29 years, Tanya, who resides locally, has returned to Orangeville to join our team. Tanya will be working out of the Orangeville main office.

Tanya Massaro

Ryen Ironmonger

Law Clerk

Get in touch with Ryen: clerk@footelaw.ca

Ryen Ironmonger joined Foote Law in 2019 as a Law Clerk after having graduated from Humber College with a Law Clerk diploma in 2007. Ryen has worked primarily in family law for several years, and also has experience in many areas of law, including criminal law. Ryen has been an active volunteer within her community, and is a dedicated member of the team at Foote Law.

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