12 First Avenue, Orangeville, ON L9W 1H8, Canada
Phone: 519-940-8309
Fax: 519 940 0526

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


Anne Somerville

Senior Family Law Clerk

Get in touch with Anne: [email protected]

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.  Anne has been a member of the Foote Law team since early 2019

Melinda Edwardson

Senior Family Law Clerk

Get in touch with Melinda: [email protected]

Melinda joins Foote Law with 20 years of legal experience in various areas of law and most recently focused on family law. She is an exceptional detail-oriented law clerk who excels at producing comprehensive legal documents. She is professional in communicating with clients and interface with others in the legal community. She has experience dealing with all levels of the Family Court system.

April Renke

Family Law Clerk

Get in touch with April: [email protected]

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.

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