Alison Pengelley, Family & Divorce Lawyer
Education and Experience
Alison Pengelley brings a wealth of work, academic, volunteer and life experience to the practice of family law. Prior to pursuing her Doctorate of Jurisprudence at Osgoode Hall Law School, Alison worked for several large Toronto law firms while pursuing extramurally a Business Management Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Accounting) and serving on a Board of Directors for a non-profit organization. While in law school Alison worked in a leadership role at the Toronto Family Courts recruiting, training and leading about fifty law students for the Family Law Project which provides access to justice for low income litigants. This position led to a Joint Articles of Clerkship, a secondment with Mr. Thomas Bastedo, and a family law related teaching engagement. Alison also holds a Certificate of Negotiation from Osgoode Hall Law School.
Ms. Pengelley now has a thriving family law practice with Galbraith Family Law Professional Corporation, and has experience as first chair on many matters including complex property issues, support issues, custody and access. Alison has a track record of successful outcomes at several levels of Ontario Courts, including a three-week trial with respect to a jurisdictional issue.
Having herself experienced a separation and divorce, Alison is poignantly aware that a lawyer’s skillful use of the law can provide the necessary power and protection for her/his client. Alison is also well aware that the needs/interests of clients dealing with the separation process are multi-dimensional and complex thus requiring from the outset a careful analysis in order to help clients choose the right dispute resolution tool. Alison is a passionate advocate who is committed to helping her clients through the difficult process of resolving family disputes.
A Member of Our Community
Alison is a member in good standing of the Law Society of Ontario, Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations, Simcoe County Family Law Association, The Advocates’ Society, Simcoe County Collaborative Practice and the Women’s Law Association of Ontario.
You can reach Alison at apengelley@GalbraithFamilyLaw.com or 705-727-4242.