MEET LEANNA JT SIMPSON
her negotiating skills are an art that represent your light at the end of the tunnel
when it's difficult for you to be
when you can't see a way out
to solve the complicated matters you face
Leanna grew up in a small town and understands the needs and goals of farmers and corporate executives alike. She attended the University of Western Ontario for both her B.A. (Hons) and M.A. in history, during which she was both a Dean’s list student and, in 1995, achieved the extraordinary achievement of becoming a Western nominee for the Rhodes Scholarship. After working with children with disabilities for many years, Leanna attended law school where she received the Reuben Wells Leonard prize in family law. Following law school, Leanna worked for 16 years, from articles through to full equity partner, at a major law firm where she was the practice group leader of the matrimonial law group. After being diagnosed with cancer in 2015, Leanna decided to follow her original dream of opening her own law practice. She has experience in all areas of law, including commercial litigation and administrative law, all of which allows her to bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to her family and estate client needs. She is an avid traveler, runner, cancer survivor and is in the process of obtaining her private pilot’s license. Leanna knows how to fight and win, and has been successful in family and estate litigation cases at all levels of court in Ontario. She is also the President of the Elgin Law Association.
MEET REBECCA COYNE
Rebecca Coyne received her Bachelor of Arts from Western University in 1995, and Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1998. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2000.
Rebecca practiced personal injury, family, and commercial litigation at a respected Toronto law firm. Later, she was counsel with the business law group at the Department of Justice, Canada, where her practice focused on commercial and employment litigation. Over the years, Rebecca also spent time as a perinatal patient advocate and a full-time mom.
In December 2019, Rebecca founded Coyne Law. Her practice focuses on serving clients in all aspects of family law, with a special emphasis on custody and access litigation.
In addition to her current law practice, Rebecca teaches business law, contract law, and alternative dispute resolution at Fanshawe College.