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JASON P. HOWIE

Since 1989, Jason P. Howie has dedicated his career to the practice of family law. He takes a highly personalized approach to
family law issues, addressing every case on an individual basis. Jason has appeared in every level of court in Ontario, and he
is a Certified Specialist in Family Law through the Law Society of Upper Canada.

His experienced legal team consists of two legal assistants, Mary Nimmo and Matilda Simon. To learn more about Mr. Howie,
we welcome you to review his comprehensive lawyer profile below.

Year of Call:

1989

Education:

LL.B. from University of Windsor – 1987
B.A. from University of Windsor – 1984

Memberships / Affiliations:

Law Society of Upper Canada
The Advocates’ Society

Jason is a lifelong resident of Essex County. He grew up in the Riverside area and attended FJ Brennan High School. Both of his parents are from Windsor and his father was a long time employee of Hiram Walker and Sons. Jason attended law school at the University of Windsor and graduated in 1984. During his undergraduate years and law school education, he received a number of awards and scholarships.

After articling for a well-known firm, Jason was invited back as an associate in the litigation department, where he gained exposure to a variety of areas of law. He soon developed an interest in family law and has restricted his practice to that area for over 20 years. Jason went out to form his own firm in 1994. After practicing in downtown Windsor, he moved his practice to the Walkerville area 16 years ago.

Jason has appeared in every level of Court in Ontario. His caseload includes appearances at both the trial and appellant levels. He has taught the Family Law section for the Law Society of Upper Canada for many years in both London and Windsor. He has appeared as a guest speaker at the Faculty of Law and as a speaker for the Ontario Bar Association. He has made submissions on family law reform to the Ontario Legislature. He is past president of the Essex County Family Law Lawyers’ Association.

In 2004, Jason was designated by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Certified Specialist in Family Law. Outside the office, Jason is an enthusiastic golfer and member of Pointe West Golf Club. He is also regularly seen at club, high school and college basketball games where he is a referee. Jason has been married for 28 years and has two wonderful children who have left the nest and are seeking their fortunes in the GTA.

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AMY JOHNSON

Year of Call:

2016

Education:

JD - University of Windsor - 2015
BA (SDS) - University of Windsor - 2012

Memberships / Affiliations:

Law Society of Upper Canada

Awards:

J.W. Whiteside Award - 2015
Humanitarian Award (Rotary International) - 2014
Soroptimist Grant for Women Graduate Students - 2014
Beta Sigma Phi Award - 2013
Soroptimist Women's Opportunity Award (local and regional) - 2012

Amy is a Manitoba farm girl, born and raised to understand the value of hard work. After high school, she worked as a legal secretary for 5 years before starting her family. She honed her organizational, time-management, problem-solving and multi-tasking skills as a stay-at-home mother to her 6 boys. Her own marriage came to a difficult end in 2009. She experienced, first hand, how challenging this transition can be for families. It was during this painful time in her life that she developed a passion for advocacy and family law - choosing not to be a statistic but a success.

She completed her Bachelor's Degree in Social Development Studies with a General Diploma in Social Work with Dean's List Honours in 2012 and moved her family to Windsor to attend law school that fall. During her time at Windsor Law, she became a beacon for many students and faculty. Amy often offered her time, attention, home and even food to anyone who needed to de-stress, distract or just reconnect in a family setting. She earned the respect of her peers through her tenacity, perseverance, perspective and positive attitude. Amy was selected for the family law clerkship in the Ontario Court of Justice with the Honourable Justice Barry Tobin. She also worked for the Legal Assistance of Windsor poverty clinic from 2014 - 2015. Amy graduated in the top 20% of her class.

Amy is a fierce community advocate. She founded a charity, Cuddles Clothing for Kids, in Windsor in 2013, which collects and distributes free clothing and items for children and families. To date over 400 local families have been serviced through this organization, not to mention, families in Fort McMurray, the Philippines, Nigeria and Syria. She has spoken at numerous community events about poverty, domestic abuse, empowering women and the value of sport for children. Amy is the vice-president of the Parent Council of Catholic Central High School an also and active member of her church.

When Amy is not "working" she stays busy as a spectator/cheerleader for her boys' activities, including football, basketball, baseball, bowling, track and field and drama or playing with her two Mastiff dogs.

Time is a valuable commodity, so wasting it is never an option.

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