Twenty-five years ago a blonde, newly Called lawyer with a degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, walked into an interview for a law job, instead was invited to start a law firm and she did. Since that start in 1993 Inga has been practicing exclusively in the field of Business Law. She describes her personal practice these days as 70% litigation and 30% drafting and Trademark work with a reputation for being aggressive, fair and professional. To make up for being a business lawyer Inga gives back by volunteering as the Chair of the Ontario Justice Education Network Halton Committee and the Treasurer of the Halton County Law Association. Inga also is Mentor Lawyer and subject Matter Expert for the Ryerson Law Practice Program and a frequent speaker in Osgoode Hall Law School’s “Beyond Bay Street” class. You’d think that after a day running the firm and volunteering, Inga would kick back with a Bourbon, Suits style and relax. That happens occasionally but you’re more likely to find her scuba diving, skiing, mountain biking, running, hiking, kayaking, camping or SUPing. Seriously – she has way too many sports she likes to do: focus in her off-work life is clearly not her strength!
Robin K. Mann
Robin joined our firm in June 2018 and we’re still getting to know her, so this paragraph is not that interesting yet (just wait until we have dirt on her). For now, we’ll give you what we know so far: Robin’s Law Degree is from the University of Ottawa, she plays beach volleyball and she has two beautiful dogs. We know. Not enough. We’re working on it.
Our pit-bull paralegal litigator has been kicking butt and taking names in Small Claims Court since 2001. Murray wasn’t content to just learn by doing, he is a 2004 graduate of the Sheridan Court and Tribunal Agent Program and in 2012 he obtained his Law Clerk Associate Certificate. When the Law Society of Ontario began licensing paralegals, Murray’s experience was evaluated by the Law Society and he was licensed as a grandfathered paralegal. In keeping with the firm’s culture of only working with interesting people, Murray breeds show Guppies in his off time. Yes, it’s a thing – Google it.
Senior Law Clerk
While the firm is called Andriessen & Associates, everyone knows Christine is actually the one who runs the firm. Since joining our team in 2001 Christine, who graduated from Durham College in 2000 from the 3 year Legal Assistant Program (honour roll) and since 2006 has been an associate member of the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario, has risen up through the ranks from jr. legal assistant to Senior Law Clerk. Non-work Christine is a true hockey Mom, volunteering to work with her son’s team as well as a fearless Beaver Leader (you need to be fearless to work with kids 7 and under). At times she applies her Beaver Leadership style to the firm, though we don’t respond well to “crisscross applesauce”.
The face of our firm, Tracy joined us in September 2017 after graduating with a B.A. (Hons) in Sociology from York University. Tracy is the main point of contact for our clients and she’s happy to direct your email or phone call to the appropriate person in the firm. Like most people with a Sociology degree, Tracy plans to go on to become a lawyer and is frequently caught studying for the LSAT on her lunch break. We’re kidding, she’s checking out YouTube, Insta or helping us find the next interesting cuisine to order for a firm lunch.
Andriessen & Associates
Is a Business law firm located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We are experienced lawyers who provide one stop Business legal advice, from drafting documents to aggressive litigation. Most of our services are on a flat fee basis, to allow Businesses to budget for legal work.