Annette attended Osgoode Hall Law School where she obtained her law degree in 2006. She has wanted to be a lawyer since she was a little girl and first watched the T.V. show “Matlock” with her grandparents. While practicing law in real life is very different from “Matlock”, it is something she is still passionate about years after being called to the Bar.
Annette is committed to her helping her clients during one of the most traumatic times of their lives. Her compassion and dedication to helping them understand our complicated legal system is what makes her stand out from the crowd.
Annette is also very dedicated to her community. She is a Rotarian and sits on their Board of Directors. She loves volunteering and is often found lending a helping hand on weekends to those in need.
When she is not working or volunteering, Annette loves to be outside golfing, hiking, and biking. She has a love/hate relationship with running. She has two dogs, a mini goldendoodle and a Morkie that she can’t get enough of.
Hockey is her favourite sport to watch and she is a passionate fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs even though they break her heart every single year. She also loves soccer both locally (go TFC!) and internationally (Hup, Holland, Hup!).
Before joining Gelman and Associates, Annette had her own practice with a focus on personal injury and family law. A true people person, she missed the camaraderie of a firm and is thrilled to practice with other inspiring lawyers again.
As a lawyer, Annette takes the time to understand her clients’ needs and advocates fiercely for them. Her clients are her first priority.
Along with being a proud Rotarian, Annette is also a member of the Hamilton Law Association, the Halton County Law Association, Peel Law Association, the Ontario Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association, Women’s Law Association of Ontario and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.