COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, I remain available to assist with your legal issue.  Law offices remain on the province's list of essential businesses; however, I am limiting contact with others as much as possible in the interest of everyone's health. I can communicate with you via phone, videoconference or e-mail, but will meet in person if absolutely necessary.  Click 'Contact' at top right of the page to get in touch.

SERVICES

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

APPROACH
 

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.

LAWYER

ABOUT CHANTAL
 

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.

Office Location (see map below):

145B King Street 

St. Catharines, Ontario

L2R 3J2

Tel: 289-690-6839

Fax: 289-273-2850

E-mail: chantal@mccollumlawyer.com

CONTACT

​​​​© 2020 by Chantal A. McCollum, Barrister & Solicitor.

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