Founding Family Lawyer
Malerie is the owner of Rose Family Law and its senior counsel. Throughout her career, Malerie has practiced exclusively in the area of family law. She provides clients with advice and advocacy in relation to such matters as separation agreements, marriage contracts, divorce, parenting, property division, child support, spousal support, and cohabitation agreements.
Malerie opened her own family law office in Mississauga in 2015, after years working in downtown Toronto at a high-profile family law boutique firm. Malerie has significant experience dealing with high conflict matters. She is compassionate and understands that family law issues require a special type of advocacy and representation due to their intensely personal nature. Malerie encourages and works with her clients toward settlement, but when settlement is not an option, she leads her clients through the court process with assurance and competence and is a fierce advocate.
Malerie regularly appears at the Superior and Ontario Courts of Justice and has advocated at the Ontario Court of Appeal. Malerie has been a speaker at the Ontario Bar Association continuing legal education programs and has authored various papers that have been presented at such programs. Malerie has also appeared on the “Together with Gila Yefet” TV Show as a regular guest to discuss family law issues. Malerie is often called upon to mentor junior counsel.
Malerie attended the prestigious New York University BFA program and obtained her LL.B from the University of Ottawa. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2006. She is currently in training to become a certified family law mediator.
Malerie presents approximately four “Family Law 101” Seminars each year at the Halton Women’s Centre.
Cassandra is a passionate and dedicated advocate for her clients. She assists clients with separation agreements, high conflict parenting issues, property division, child support, spousal support, and child protection matters. As a panel member for the Office of the Children’s Lawyer, she represents children in family law proceedings. Representing children in family litigation has given her a greater appreciation on how separations impacts children. She also has experience negotiating grandparents’ rights. She is a pragmatic and resolution-focused advocate for her clients inside and outside of court.
Cassandra completed her Honors B.A. in History at York University. She obtained her J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2016. Between her first and second year of law school she completed a summer law certificate at London School of Economics. Prior to joining Rose Family Law, she worked at boutique firms in Brantford and Burlington.
Cassandra sits on the Board for the Ontario Association Child Protection Lawyers. She is a member of the Halton County Law Association, Peel Law Association, and Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund. She is a former Board member for the Brant Law Association.
Patricia is the first voice that you hear when you contact Rose Family Law. She is a legal assistant who works efficiently to assist the firm’s lawyers. Patricia graduated from Mohawk College with a diploma in Paralegal Studies in 2019 and has been working with a focus in family law ever since. She joined the team in April 2021 and continues to strive to provide the best quality administrative and legal care to clients.
After graduating with honours from the law clerk program at Herzing College, Valencia commenced her career as a law clerk at a boutique family law firm in Yorkville where she gained a great deal of substantive experience attending court and drafting documents for the principle lawyers. Valencia started with Rose Family Law at its inception in 2015 and remains an intrinsic and invaluable part of the firm. In addition to her professional experience, Valencia’s personality puts clients at ease. Her sharp intelligence and knowledge provide the client’s with confidence when she works with them on any aspect of their files. In addition to her substantive work, Valencia has assisted with the growth of the firm to date.
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