Location: Sarnia, ON
Janet M. Whitehead is the
principal behind Whitehead Law and Mediation.
Janet is a fully qualified lawyer licensed to practice law by the Law Society of Ontario. She has practiced law in London and Sarnia/Lambton since being called to the bar in 1993.
Janet has extensive experience in all levels of court
and has been involved in negotiating countless settlements of disputes,
primarily in the areas of family and estate law. Individual clients appreciate Janet's ability to explain legal concepts and respect her ability to help them find practical, common sense solutions.
Janet has witnessed first-hand the emotional and
financial toll conflict can take on families involved in disputes, particularly
when litigation, or the court process, is required. As a result, in 2016 Janet
decided to focus her efforts on helping clients find ways to resolve family
disputes in a principled and respectful manner. Her family law practice
is now restricted to matters which can be resolved through mediation or
negotiation, rather than litigation in the court system.
Let Janet use her extensive experience as a lawyer
guide you to a principled and respectful resolution of your dispute.
Lambton Secondary School in Watford
Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
Called to the
Bar in 1993
Trained in Collaborative
Certified as a mediator through the Ontario Association of
Family Mediators (OAFM)
and has completed the Intimate Partner Training required by the Ministry of the Attorney General for Family Arbitrators
Former Chair of
the provincial County & District Law Presidents’ Association (CDLPA)
of the Lambton Law Association
of the Chief Justice of Ontario’s Advisory Committee on the Issue of
of the Breast Cancer Society of Canada
· Director of the Ontario Association of Family Mediators
Associate member of the
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)- Ontario Chapter