Our Team
We generate the best possible outcomes for our clients by capitalizing on our creativity, energy, and passions that are fostered by working in a collaborative environment. Our focus is on delivering legal solutions to our clients by working together as a strong, cohesive unit.
Partner
Marco P.
Frangione
BA (Hons), BCL/LLB
Partner
Richard J.
Garrett
BA, JD
Associate
Lisa R.
Tocheri
BA (Hons), JD

Marco was called to the bar in 2013 and has dedicated his practice to providing passionate advocacy to each of his clients. Marco’s cases involve a wide variety of child protection and family law issues that have become reported decisions setting ground-breaking precedents. As a strong proponent of the administration of justice, Marco's focus is ensuring fairness towards his clients who have matters before the Courts.

 

Whether it's assisting same-sex couples with their fertility law needs, providing legal advice regarding complex property matters, or all matters involving defending families against Children’s Aid Societies, Marco prides himself on his trial advocacy talents and obtaining the best possible results for his clients.

 

Marco also provides representation to various First Nations in litigation matters involving child welfare authorities, as well as providing consultation and legal support to Indigenous communities. Some of Marco's recent assignments with First Nations include developing protocols for matrimonial property on reserves, drafting by-laws, and developing child welfare portfolios.

 

Marco represents individuals at all levels of the courts in Ontario, including expungement hearings at the Child and Family Services Review Board.

Marco speaks French, English and Italian.

Richard is a member of the M'Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island. He graduated from Lakehead University and earned his law degree from the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law.

Richard specializes in criminal defence law with a particular focus on impaired driving litigation.

Lisa was born and raised in Thunder Bay, and attended Lakehead University for her undergraduate studies in Political Science, as well as her Juris Doctor from the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law.

 

Lisa was called to the bar in June of 2019 and is a member in good standing of the Law Society of Ontario. Lisa is also an active member of the Thunder Bay Law Association, Ontario Bar Association, and the Advocate's Society.

Lisa's practice focuses on family law matters before the courts in Ontario as well as mediations. She is experienced with custody and access matters, support issues, divorces, and separation agreements.

 

Lisa is client-focused and tackles her files with a strategic approach resulting in positive outcomes for her clients.

Memberships

- Law Society of Ontario

- Thunder Bay Law Assoc.

- Kenora District Law Assoc.

Memberships

- Law Society of Ontario

- Criminal Lawyers Assoc.

- Thunder Bay Law Assoc.

Memberships

- Law Society of Ontario

- Thunder Bay Law Assoc.

- Ontario Bar Assoc.

- Advocates' Society

Office Manager - Client Care
Danelle
Messier

Originally from Northeastern Ontario, Danelle grew up in Kirkland Lake and made the move to Thunder Bay in 2018. She has quickly made it her home appreciating everything the city has to offer. 

Danelle's first language is French which allows her to assist Francophone clients in and around the Thunder Bay area. Danelle also has a Bachelor of Science degree from Laurentian University specializing in forensic science. Danelle's education allowed her to gain the necessary organizational skills and attention to detail to make her a great asset to our team.

 

Danelle is the bond that holds our office together with her commitment toward keeping our team organized and focused.

Bookkeeper - Client Care
Jenn
St. Pierre

Jenn was born and raised in Thunder Bay and holds degrees in education, psychology, and economics from Lakehead University.
 

Jenn is focused on maintaining the accuracy of our business records. She also speaks fluent Vietnamese and helps to connect our clients with their lawyer.

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204-1159 Alloy Drive

Thunder Bay, Ontario

P7B 6M8

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