Although my professional profile states my name as “James”, friends call me Jim. I am the firm’s resident expert in financial disputes that relate to matrimonial litigation, including disputes related to property division and income determination. I honed my skills in this area of practice at a prominent boutique firm for over 22 years, and I’ve also done my fair share of all kinds of the other financial disputes along the way. I support my colleagues at the firm who specialize in these areas of practice with my knowledge and experience.

I find sailboat racing and downhill skiing to be highly cathartic, and good for my soul. Equally therapeutic and soul-mending, and easier on my knees, are sunny afternoons at classic ballparks, double-dates with my wife and our companions, Otis and Jenna, at off-leash dog parks, and RV road trips to music festivals. My favourite places in the world (in no particular order) are 1) the start line in Simpson Bay harbour during the Heineken Regatta, 2) the top of the summit of Peak #9 in Breckenridge, Colorado 3) Wrigley Field on any afternoon when the Cubs are in town 4) the Cherry Beach dog park in Toronto’s Port Lands and 5) the Fair Grounds in New Orleans during its Jazz Festival.

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I am the tallest person at DeBresser Wintrip. In second year at Wilfrid Laurier University, my roommate’s mother sent me an article about forensic accounting. It was a burgeoning profession, full of opportunity and excitement. I got hooked on the idea and quickly left my dreams of a career in the NBA behind. I have practiced in forensic accounting for over 20 years, specializing in the quantification of losses in commercial disputes and performing business valuations and financial due diligence across many industries.

Walking the streets and parks of Toronto, I find myself drawn to the dog population. Dogs of all shapes and sizes, I can’t look away. That lead me to a position as a volunteer member of the THS Board of Directors. I continue as a volunteer scrutineer for the THS annual general meeting. My own dog family has included Cleveland, Boston, Gruber and Kenzi. I am also a volunteer Board Member/Treasurer at Family Services Toronto. My favourite things to do involve watching sports of nearly any kind, the Leafs and Jays especially, and most importantly, biking with my wife Danielle on the Toronto Islands. If you can’t find us in the city, we are likely taking a break on a beach somewhere.

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My name is Tara and in June 2017 I graduated from George Brown College with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, specializing in accounting. Since then I have been providing financial forensic support related to matrimonial, commercial disputes and personal injury litigation. Before my degree, I spent several years maintaining books and recording financial transactions.

My greatest joy is spending time with my son who I have been single parenting for 17 years. I am certifiably a hockey mom, and I have spent many hours outside of school and work in the thousands of hockey arenas found throughout the GTA. When my son was 9, I learned to play hockey myself so I could join him on the ice. I instantly fell in love and I look forward to one day soon focusing on developing my skills.


My name is Samantha, and I am the firm’s Administrative Assistant. I am currently a student at the University of Toronto completing a double major in Criminology and Law. My aspiration is to become a criminal lawyer in order to strive for a more equitable Criminal Justice System across the many intersectionalities of gender, race, and
socio-economic status.

I’m personally interested in health and well-being. In my free time, I enjoy cooking meals with fresh, nutritious, and environmentally sustainable ingredients. I participate in philanthropic efforts that support gender-based equitable research to expand the expertise on women’s heart health. I also enjoy outdoor physical activity at the cottage with my friends and family and participating in initiatives for environmental sustainability.


My name is Scott. I am currently a fourth-year student at McMaster University studying Economics and Mathematics. I hold aspirations to pursue my education at a graduate level after the conclusion of my undergraduate studies. From there, I hope to one day enter into data science or conduct market research at a private firm.

When I am not focusing on my academics, I devote my time towards an array of endeavours at the university. A couple of examples would be facilitating intramural sports leagues and heading The Economics Society. I have always maintained a healthy lifestyle and recently have found a new passion for cycling. During the summer months, I often can be found teeing it up on the golf course with friends or taking time to relax at our family cottage.