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Our Lawyers

  • Roderic G. Ferguson

    Roderic G. Ferguson QC, CS, BA, LLB, LLM

    Rod was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1982 and was certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1989. In addition to his civil litigation experience and academic credentials, Rod has been recognized by his peers in the legal profession: he has been elected Bencher to the Law Society of Upper Canada, a director of the Advocates’ Society, and a longtime director and member of the Executive of The Ontario Bar Association and The Canadian Bar Association. In 1997 he was awarded the Law Society’s Bicentennial Award for meritorious contribution to public service.

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  • Peter Deacon

    Peter Deacon BA, AM, LLB

    Peter's primary areas of the practice of law are real estate purchases and sales, mortgage transactions, wills, powers of attorney, estate law, corporate law, commercial transactions, and collections.

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  • William P. Taws

    William P. Taws LLB, CS*, TEP

    Bill is a Specialist in Estates and Trusts Law and was certified as such by the Law Society of Upper Canada 2011. He also practises law in the areas of real estate, corporate/commercial law, corporate reorganizations, along with his wills and estates practice, and advises on estate planning. (*Certified by The Law Society of Upper Canada to be a Specialist in Estates & Trusts Law)

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  • Mark Baker

    Mark Baker BA, LLB

    Mark worked with the Toronto Law Firm Kostyniuk & Greenside for 17 years where he was involved in all aspects of general litigation, with emphasis on insurance litigation, including principal carriage and handling of litigation files up to, and including, trial and arbitration. 

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  • Lisa D. Belcourt

    Lisa D. Belcourt BA (Hons), LLB

    Lisa has extensive experience in all levels of the Ontario Courts and has many reported decisions in respect to applications, motions, trials and appeals. She also has extensive experience appearing before administrative tribunals.

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  • Michael D. Laplante

    Michael D. Laplante LLB, CS

    Michael spent six years practising for insurance defence firms in Vancouver and Toronto. Since 2016 Mike has been ranked as repeatedly recommended by lexpert in the area of personal injury.

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  • Patrick Sloan

    Patrick Sloan BA, LLB

    Patrick is a Partner of Ferguson Deacon Taws LLP.  He was called to the bar in January 2009 and graduated from Aberdeen University (L.L.B), Nipissing University (B.A.), and holds a Certificate in Mediation and Dispute Resolution from York University. 

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  • Jennifer Goldsmith

    Jennifer Goldsmith BA, JD

    Jennifer’s work consists of real estate transactions and estates work, while still maintaining an interest in various aspects of litigation including real estate litigation, estates litigation and personal injury litigation. Jennifer is a proud member of the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations, the Barrie Real Estate Lawyers' Association, and the Simcoe County Lawyers' Association.

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