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During the ongoing pandemic, we remain available to assist with your legal issue.  We are meeting clients and potential clients in person provided they are masked and we prefer they are vaccinated as we are entering a 6th wave of the pandemic.  I can also communicate with you via phone, videoconference or e-mail to accommodate other circumstances.  Click 'Contact' at top right of the page to get in touch.


I can fully represent you or provide you with limited scope services based on your needs.  Click on 'Services & Fees' at the top of the page to learn more.

Areas of law include:

  • Employment, Labour and Human Rights
  • Civil Litigation
  • Family

  • Administrative and Environmental

  • Wills & Estate Planning

  • Real Estate

  • Notary Services


I use the latest technology and try to minimize paper usage where possible to make my practice more cost effective (and greener!).  

Legal services have unfortunately become unaffordable and out of reach for the majority.  This often leads to self-representation.  Although going to court alone is not recommended or ideal, it is the reality that the legal profession is facing.  Lawyers make a significant investment in their education and bring a special set of skills to approaching complex problems which can take a lot of time and effort to solve. That stated, it may be possible to provide alternatives such as unbundling (limited scope services) and legal coaching to help make legal services more affordable.



I grew up in the Niagara Region, where I attended Brock University and obtained a B.Sc. Later, I attended the University of Toronto, where I completed a M.Eng. in environmental engineering.  Following this, I spent over five years working as an environmental consultant in large engineering firms in the GTA and Kitchener/Waterloo areas. 


I was a self-represented litigant on more than one occasion.  While a self-represented person, I was inspired by my legal coach to pursue a Juris Doctor, which I obtained from the University of Ottawa.   During my first summer in law school,  I volunteered at a legal clinic in the region.  I spent my next summer working at a large local firm and articled there after law school.


In my spare time, I travel, take care of my two cats, attempt to speak French and as of late, am actively involved in politics.

I am a member of the Lincoln County Law Association and I also sit on the Board of Directors, as Treasurer and  on the Library Committee.


Jacqueline Cornelisse, Law Clerk  clerk@mccollumlawyer.com

Jacqueline brings 34 years of clerk experience to our team and keeps current on new practices and protocols in both the Family and Civil divisions or our court systems.  She keeps up with 21st century technology in a firm belief that as systems are not static, neither should we be.  She continues to adapt to the changing landscape of the legal field.


Jacqueline understands that at the point of hiring a lawyer, people are not necessarily at the best points of their life journey.  As such, she takes a common sense approach with our clients and effectively assists in narrowing down the issues in any particular matter.  She takes delight in empowering people.


Jacqueline is the youngest of 10 and a first generation Canadian.  Her parents and 8 siblings immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands in 1953.  She keeps busy with her nieces and nephews and their children.