I started Hartman Law in 2017 because I wanted to create a law firm that is committed to improving the lives of Canadians through the use and development of the law. Hartman Law accomplishes this goal through excellence in our various practice areas and focus on accountability, efficiency, and strategy.
Having a keen interest in law and governance, I obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Master of Arts in Legal Studies from Carleton University in Ottawa. My undergraduate and graduate studies focused extensively on constitutional issues and I produced theses on the equality provision and notwithstanding clause of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. I commenced law school at University of Victoria and worked at a boutique litigation firm throughout, graduating with a Juris Doctor in 2012. Upon being called to the British Columbia bar I litigated in Victoria and Vancouver for several years before relocating to Toronto, Ontario in early 2015.
Outside of work I enjoy reading about Canada and the world, boxing, and travelling.
Carleton University, Bachelor of Arts (Highest Honours), Law & Political Science 2008
Carleton University, Master of Arts, Legal Studies 2009
University of Victoria, Juris Doctor 2012
Member of the Law Society of Ontario
Non-practicing Member of the Law Society of British Columbia
Toronto Lawyers Association
Family Lawyers Association
I have tried cases in various levels of court in Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario, as well as in the Federal Court of Canada.
Jessica is an associate lawyer at Hartman Law. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of British Columbia in 2013, and was called to the bar in British Columbia in 2014 and to the bar in Ontario in 2018. Prior to law school, Jessica graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
Her files most often resolve themselves in agreements or consent orders, but in the event that mutual agreement is cannot be found, she is prepared to resolve her client's matters in court.
Jessica is currently a member in good standing at the Law Society of Ontario and a non-practicing member in good standing at the Law Society of British Columbia.
In her spare time, Jessica cycles, plays guitar, writes, and is an avid hockey fan and player.
Jessica specializes in family law, and works to minimize the cost of family disputes and maintain a child-centric approach.
Firm Manager / Legal Assistant
Leah is an honours graduate of Durham College’s Office Administrative & Legal Assistant program. She strives in working one-on-one with clients to achieve positive outcomes.
When not at the office Leah enjoys travelling, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with her family.
Durham College: Office Administrative & Legal Assistant Diploma