Family Law

Leading law firm with experience in family disputes & legal issues, including divorce, separation agreements, spousal support, child custody and access.
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Real Estate

Providing extensive legal services in residential real estate including Purchases, Sales, Mortgages, Agreements, Refinancing and Private Lending.
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Wills & Estates

Wills and Powers of Attorney customized to our client’s wishes and special requests. We offer packages tailored to your needs at affordable prices near you.
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Notary Public

Notary, Commissioner of Oaths, Certified True Copies, Statutory Declarations, Consent to Travel and more at very reasoable prices.
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Melissa A. Douglas

LAWYER

Prior to being Called to the Bar, Melissa A. Douglas graduated with an Honours BA from York University with a focus in History. After graduating from York, she began working full-time at a Family Law Firm in Toronto where she gained valuable experience before attending Law School at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England.

During Melissa’s time abroad in the UK, she had the opportunity to travel and experience the beauty and culture of nine other countries including France, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Greece, Denmark, Croatia, and more! Upon her return home to Ontario, Canada, Melissa had a desire to expand her knowledge and practice more areas of law.

Shortly after her Call to the Bar, Melissa became an Associate Lawyer at a firm in Barrie where she began to practice in Real Estate, Family, Wills & Estates. With all of her experience her dream of opening her own Law Firm became a reality and she now has 4 office locations in Bradford, Barrie, Vaughan and Toronto.

Nicole A. Meringolo

LAWYER

Nicole Meringolo understands the emotional turmoil that often accompanies family law matters. Through education, sound judgment, unwavering support and aggressive advocacy of her clients’ rights, Nicole strives to transform her clients’ hardship into empowerment. She treats her clients the way she would treat a close friend or family member.

A fearless and strategic litigator, Nicole Meringolo of Douglas Law Firm proudly offers family law services in English and Portuguese.

As a litigator focused on family law, Nicole understands the overarching impact that family law matters (including divorce) may have on the entire family. She champions her clients’ best interests from the outset, and is sensitive to the hardship that children and family members endure.

Deeply interested in justice, ethics and investigation, Nicole was enticed to pursue a career in the legal profession upon taking a law course in high school. She credits Ms. Tersigni with encouraging her to love law.

After graduating with honours from Humber College in paralegal studies, Nicole attended law school at Bond University in Australia. Nicole enjoyed travelling throughout Australia to Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef. The perspective gained through her education and travels continues to enrich the way she views the world. Such experience provided her a strong foundation upon which to build her flourishing legal career.

Motivated to pay it forward, Nicole mentors students from both of her alma maters and seeks to make a difference through her volunteer efforts with Barrie Lawyers Feed the Hungry.

A proud first-generation Canadian, Nicole has strong ties to Portugal, as her parents are from São Miguel Island. She visits her extended family in the Portuguese Azores archipelago regularly as family remains paramount in Nicole’s life. She values time with her husband (who is also a lawyer) and their precious daughter.

Samantha C. Wright

LAWYER

Samantha Wright is proud to assist her clients with all matters concerning Real Estate Law, Wills and Estate Law at Douglas Law Firm. Samantha maintains strong ties to the community in Bradford, ON where she grew up and has lived all her life. She completed her undergraduate studies in criminal justice and public policy at the University of Guelph and graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. Samantha was a member of the competitive equestrian team. In fact, Samantha served as captain of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Team in the final year of her undergraduate program. When she was a second-year law student, Samantha was honoured to be chosen as one of only ten students to work as part of the Innocence Project (co-founded by former director, Alan N. Young, a celebrated criminal lawyer and York University professor who has successfully represented clients regarding major constitutional cases. He has argued in front of the Supreme Court). Samantha was enthralled by investigating cases of suspected wrongful imprisonment and working as part of a team to overturn wrongful convictions of those people assisted by the Innocence Project, however, after articling with local law firms in Alliston and Barrie, Ontario, she chose to pursue a career in Real Estate Law, Wills and Estate Law.

Samantha seeks to simplify the legal process for her clients that regularly confound many (including those processes related to buying and selling of property); she guides her clients with care and professionalism as she manages the minute details associated with legal issues. Akin to assembling a jigsaw puzzle, with Samantha’s legal skills, these small pieces take shape to form the “big picture,” complete with many moving parts. Samantha takes great pride ensuring that her clients understand the legal process as they move forward; she strives to provide a sense of calm in an environment filled with legal procedure, deadlines and contractual obligations.

When Samantha Wright is not working as a lawyer in the Bradford and Barrie locations of Douglas Law Firm, she enjoys catching up with family members (holidays with extended family members are lively and enlightening; as professionals from various industries, they bring a multitude of perspectives and experience to the dinner table) and caring for her horses, Daisy and Cazzie. With over twenty horses on her farm, Samantha (a self-proclaimed “horse person”) enjoys the majesty of these creatures daily.

Kevin Tetreault

FIRM MANAGER

With his extensive entrepreneurial background, Kevin is accustomed to multitasking; he is instrumental in the operation of all locations of Douglas Law Firm, and wears many hats when completing a variety of tasks every day. He strives to ensure that all clients of Douglas Law Firm are warmly welcomed into our locations and make sure that our clients receive an exceptional service.

Julie Nicol

SENIOR LAW CLERK

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Sarah Jadoonanan

JUNIOR LAW CLERK

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“Melissa assisted us in the process of buying our first house. From the beginning of the purchase to the day of closing, we could not have asked for a more dedicated, reliable and meticulous team of professionals. They accommodated our tight and busy schedules, working around meeting times that were convenient for us, as well as even traveling to us for our final meeting. Douglas Law Firm exceeds in bringing excellent service and satisfaction to their clients, building and maintaining a professional relationship from the beginning. We truly appreciate how hard they worked to ensure a smooth and stress-free process for us as first time home buyers.”

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WHY US?

We pride ourselves in being client-oriented. Establishing rapport and a relationship of trust is fundamental to how we operate on a day-to-day basis. One of our key differentiating factors is our enduring commitment to you at Douglas Law Firm to deliver honest, value-added legal services with a personal touch. To never compromise on this core value, we remain a mid-size, regionally-focused firm to protect our client-first motto.

We believe that successful outcomes only occur when we have a clear understanding of our client’s needs. We will listen and satisfy you that we understand your needs, and then fully explain your options so that we may help you decide upon an appropriate course of action. We will create a customized legal solution for your needs.

With Douglas Law, you can count on:

  • Competitive rates to suit your financial situation
  • Comprehensive and detailed legal advice you can count on
  • Client-focused professionals with the experience you can trust
  • Invested lawyers who keep you informed every step of the way

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