Valerie L. Brown H.B.A., LL.B.
Valerie L. Brown obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from McMaster University. Thereafter she attended the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario. Since her call to the bar in 2002, Valerie has focused her practice on family law matters in York Region, Simcoe County and the GTA. Valerie is a regular fixture at the Newmarket Court House and has appeared at all levels of Court in Ontario, including appellate matters in Divisional Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal.
In addition to representing clients in traditional litigation, Valerie is also able to serve clients in other methods of dispute resolution; she is qualified in Collaborative Practice, and an Associate Member of the Ontario Association of Family Mediators.
Valerie is currently on the panel of the Office of the Children’s Lawyer, representing both minor parents and children in child protection and high conflict family law matters. She also serves as a Ministry of the Attorney General appointed Dispute Resolution Office in both York Region and Simcoe County.
Valerie is also involved in the profession as the current Family Law Committee Chair with the Federation of Ontario Law Associations, a past President of the York Region Law Association, and previous member of the executive of the Family Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association. She is also mentors local youth as a volunteer with Girl Guides of Canada.