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At Shankar Law Office we give you cost effective, individualized attention. We carefully review each case in detail and create a strategy to achieve your desired outcome. We pledge to give you the care you deserve, every step of the way.
Barrister, Solicitor and Notary Public
After receiving my Masters of Law from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, I worked on humanitarian and development issues internationally for over 23 years. Since opening my practice in Owen Sound and Port Elgin, I have been a huge advocate for mediation and out of court settlements. I believe that many issues can be settled with a collaborative effort between lawyers and parties. Family, Criminal, Civil Litigation, Estates, Wills and Real Estate are just a few of the areas that round out my legal expertise, making me a versatile choice as a lawyer. I regularly practice in the Walkerton, Owen Sound, Goderich and Collingwood court houses, in the Ontario and Superior Courts of Justices. I am extremely committed to carefully LISTENING to each client's needs and fearlessly, zealously and effectively representing your needs to the Court by thorough preparation, research and presentation. I am passionate about my work, and to achieve results that YOU, the client, is happy with. I am extremely quick to respond to client communications and to ensure that you are stress free and feel confident about your case. I look forward to hearing from you.
Michaela joined Shankar Law Office as the firm’s second lawyer in 2020, practicing in the areas of criminal and family law. Michaela has appeared in criminal and family courts in the Greater Toronto Area and in the Grey Bruce Region, both in-person and virtually.
After obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Psychology from the University of Toronto, Michaela received her Juris Doctor from Western Law in 2019. She completed an internship with the Crown Attorney’s office in Toronto and then articled with Legal Aid Ontario where she practiced criminal law and refugee law.
Michaela is passionate about improving access to justice for everyone. She strives to help clients have their voice heard and to help clients understand their legal issues and rights.
Michaela grew up in Toronto and lived in London, Ontario for school. Since settling in Port Elgin, she has enthusiastically embraced life in Grey Bruce. Outside of the office, Michaela can be found playing hockey, biking up the Lake Huron coast, or spending time with her family and friends.