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J. Douglas Grenkie


Douglas Grenkie received a BA from the University of Waterloo in 1965, and an LL.B from Osgoode Law School in 1968. Doug was called to the Ontario bar in 1970. Doug carries on a general practice of law including family, small claims litigation, commercial, municipal, estate, real estate and criminal law. He was appointed as a Queen’s Counsel in 1980.

More about Douglas

Doug has acted as both an Assistant Crown Attorney on a part-time basis as well as Federal Prosecutor at the Morrisburg Provincial Court. Since 1978 he has also acted as an Inquiry Officer for the Ministry of the Attorney General. Doug has appeared before various tribunals in all areas of his practice including Criminal Inquires Compensation Board, Workers Safety Insurance Board, Landlord and Tenant Board, Social Assistance Review Board, Alcohol and Gaming Board and Ontario Municipal Board.

Doug has participated in the community for many years including:

  • Member of the Morrisburg and District Lions Club (for over 30 years)
  • President of the Dundas County Cancer Society
  • President of the Eastern District of the Cancer Society for the Ontario Division (1984)
  • Board of Directors for Ontario Division of the Canadian Cancer Society
  • Owner, manager and coach of the Junior Lacrosse team from Morrisburg
  • Secretary-Treasurer and now Treasurer of the Morrisburg & District Canadian Club (for 35 years)
  • Past Master of Excelsior Lodge, A.F. and A.M., No. 142 Morrisburg
  • Member of the Cornwall SD&G Shrine Club
  • Member of Karnak Temple in Montreal
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Morrisburg Temple Holdings Inc. (which manages a building housing the Morrisburg Pre School, Order of the Eastern Star, Upper Canada Playhouse rehearsals and the Morrisburg & District Lions Club)
  • Member of Lakeshore Drive United Church, Morrisburg
  • President of Upper Canada Playhouse (1983)
  • Board of Directors, for over 20 years, of Partners for Children in Development
  • Involved in every provincial and federal election, since 1963 (scrutineer, canvasser, poll captain, area captain and Campaign Manager)
  • Member of the SD&G Law Association; a member of the Leeds-Grenville Law Association
  • Member of the International Commission of Jurists
  • Member of the Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association (served as President in 1988-89)
  • Foreign Conference Director of the Ontario Bar Association (since 1995)
  • Founding Settlor and Trustee of the Advancement of Legal Education and Research Trust (ALERT) created in 1987

Jodie C. Reynolds

B.Soc.Sc., LL.L., LL.B.

Originally from Montreal, Jodie grew up locally in the town of Long Sault and attended primary and secondary schools in Cornwall. She later obtained her undergraduate degree in social science (criminology), as well as her Licence in Civil Law (LL.L), cum laude, and Bachelor of Law (LL.B), cum laude, from the University of Ottawa. She returned to complete Masters in Law – Family Law (LL.M) at Osgoode Hall Law School.

More About Jodie

When called to the bar in 2004, Jodie was awarded the Civil Law prize and Trial Lawyers plaque for the highest mark attained by a student in the Civil Law barristers examination. Jodie articled in Ottawa and returned to Cornwall as an Assistant Crown Attorney for five years before joining the firm in 2010. 

Jodie has significant court experience, first with the Crown Attorney’s Office and now in private practice. 

A true believer in providing dual representation to clients facing simultaneous family law and criminal law matters, Jodie strives to ensure that one does not overly impact the other and to ensure her clients are fully aware of their rights.  

Jodie is a panel member for the Office of the Children’s lawyer and provides pro bono services through Luke’s House, to assist victims of domestic violence living in remote areas with limited access to legal counsel.  

Jodie is fluently bilingual in French and English and provides legal services in family law, child protection, criminal law, wills and estates and real estate.

Peter E. Chisolm

Peter Chisholm

B.A. (Hons.), LL.B.

Peter received his B.A. (Hons.) from Carleton University in 1989 and his LL.B. cum laude from the University of Ottawa in 1993.

After completing his articles of clerkship with The Honourable Mr. Justice Rothstein at the Federal Court of Canada – Trial Division, Peter was called to the bar in 1995.

More about Peter

Peter has over 20 years of experience in private practice in Cornwall where he engaged primarily in the areas of civil litigation, criminal litigation and administrative law. During his time in private practice, Peter acted for a variety of clients including insurers, financial institutions, public institutions, private corporations and individual litigants. Peter spent a number of years representing a public institution at The Cornwall Public Inquiry.
During the course of his career, Peter spent five years working as in-house counsel for a children’s aid society.
Peter has appeared before the Tax Court of Canada, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Ontario Divisional Court, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Justice and a variety of boards and tribunals.

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