Family & Real Estate Law
Meagan obtained her Law Degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Michigan. She was called to the New York and New Jersey State Bars, she then was called to the Ontario Bar where she began her career as an Associate Lawyer, practicing Family Law at a local Family Law Firm. Following her career as an Associate Lawyer, Meagan and Christina founded Faulkner & Van Barneveld Professional Corporation and opened their Family Law firm in Barrie, Ontario.
Meagan’s strong passion in family law enables her to assist clients through difficult and emotional periods in their lives. Meagan is determined and committed to developing strategic and creative legal solutions tailored to each client’s situation. Meagan handles all matters with the utmost integrity and professionalism.
On her spare time, Meagan enjoys playing sports, camping in the summer, cooking, and spending quality time with her family.
Christina has experienced a successful background in accounting, tax preparation and small business management, she then decided to pursue her career in the legal field which had always been her main area of interest. Since obtaining her P1 License, Christina enjoyed her position as an associate Paralegal and litigation clerk within the areas of family and criminal law. Christina has since merged with Meagan to found Faulkner & Van Barneveld Professional Corporation.
As a licensed Paralegal through the Law Society of Upper Canada, Christina holds a P1 license; her background in communications, litigation and negotiation compliments her areas of practice. Christina holds high standing with clientele; she maintains professionalism and handles matters confidentially at all times, her exceptional customer service and respect for individuals provides clientele with support and confidence through what can be a challenging time.
Rohana has been practicing Family Law exclusively since her call to the bar on January 29, 2016.
Prior to her call to the Bar, Rohana articled with a Family Lawyer in Toronto that has over 20 years of experience. Rohana commenced her legal studies at the University of Manchester in England and obtained her L.L.B in 2011.
Prior to her legal studies in England, Rohana attended the University of Toronto for her undergrad and upon her return to Canada, Rohana attended York University for Continuing Professional Education Courses for the accreditation examinations.
Rohana is hardworking, organized and dedicated to assisting her family law clients. Rohana’s goal is to assist her clients transition into the next steps in their lives as easily as possible and to resolve their matters outside of court as much as possible.
Emma completed her Honours Bachelor Degree at the University of Western Ontario. With a desire to pursue law, and a dream of exploring Europe, Emma attended the University of Leeds in England where she obtained her L.L.B.
Upon returning to Canada, Emma completed her NCA accreditation, passed both Bar Exams and was called to the Bar in 2014. Since that time, Emma has focused on Family Law and gained a tremendous amount of expertise and firsthand experience.
In addition to Family Law, Emma also has extensive experience in Civil litigation, having articled at a Civil Law firm in Ottawa, where she also worked as an Associate Lawyer.
Emma enjoys an active lifestyle outside of the office, in particular she is a long-distance runner, cycler and swimmer. She participated in her first triathlon in 2016 and still continues to participate annually.
She spends her spare time with her husband, her son, family, and friends.
Trish shares her time at the firm alongside her role as President of a Not for Profit Organization, working with children and youth for the past 13 years.
Trish began her journey with Faulkner & Van Barneveld in 2020, assisting the firm administratively, and bringing her strong business and administrative background to the firm. Her role quickly evolved to include managing client files and assisting with court documents.
Following a lengthy Family Court Proceeding herself, Trish recognized her love for helping others navigate their own journey, which is often overwhelming, stressful and complicated. Her strong organization, coupled with her empathetic nature and personal experience make her an invaluable member to our team, and to our clients.
Over the past year, our Real Estate division has seen tremendous growth, and Trish now assists that division of the firm primarily. Trish also dedicates her spare time to continuing education in the field, helping to educate our clients and expand her abilities.
Whether working with a real estate client, or speaking with a new family law client, Trish strives to not only meet, but exceed our clients' expectations.
Fiora is the newest member to The Legal Group but has quickly become an integral part of the team!
Fiora has a background in Advertising and Communications, and graduated from Georgian College in 2012. With over 2 decades of experience working in customer service and account management, Fiora decided that it was time to take her career to the next level by joining Faulkner & Van Barneveld.
With her energetic personality, attention to detail and her love for helping others, she quickly became an asset to the team. These traits are exhibited when working with clients, managing files and overseeing daily operations at the firm.
Regardless of the merits and circumstances of your matter, you can expect that your matter will be handled with respect, honesty and experience. Members of our team have dealt with legal matters within our fields of practice close to home; this has provided an exceptional experience and first hand insight as to how a legal proceeding can truly affect an individual and their loved ones.
At Faulkner & Van Barneveld Professional Corporation it is our belief that the first step to any legal proceeding is a consultation; while you may believe that this is your opportunity to gain legal advice from a legal professional, it is so much more. Your consultation is also an interview, it is to ensure that you feel at ease and confident in the person whom you are about to place intimate details about your life with; as such, the most important thing you can do is feel secure in knowing that our firm will handle your matter like it should be handled.
Faulkner & Van Barneveld Professional Corporation
48 Ellen Street, Suite 1, Barrie Ontario, L4N 3A4
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