At MacDonald Law, our team with years of combined legal experience, will fight for your rights and provide you with the best possible representation. We represent clients in many of the area courthouses, including in Bracebridge, Huntsville, Sundridge, Parry Sound, Orillia, Barrie and more. For more information about the services we offer or to get started with your free 30 minute consultation, contact MacDonald Law today!
If you find yourself embroiled in a lawsuit, whether criminal or civil, it can be overwhelming.
In these instances, it is imperative that you have counsel you can rely on by your side. Here at MacDonald Law, our goal is to provide the Bracebridge community and surrounding areas with experienced legal counsel. If you need a litigator on your side, MacDonald Law can help. We are relentless in the pursuit of justice. For an initial consultation on your case, call our law office today.
meet our team
Barrister, Solicitor, Notary Public
Having served her articles at the Crown Law Office - Criminal (then Special Prosecutions and Criminal Appeals), she was called to the bar in April 1978 and was counsel to the Attorney General of Ontario from April 1978 to April 1988, when she left her role as Crown Counsel and returned to her home in Port Carling. Having travelled the world as Crown Counsel on major fraud and terrorism cases, (Miami, California, Germany, Washington D.C.), she was happy to return to Port Carling and commence the practice of criminal law in Muskoka-Parry Sound. Terrorism cases, murder cases, major fraud cases, appeals in the Ontario Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada (hundreds - including winning the landmark drinking/driving cases of Regina v Hufsky, Regina v Thomsen and Regina v Cornell) – her experience tells her not to trust the system.
A vigilant, fearless and diligent defence is essential to maintaining justice within the criminal justice system in Canada.
Michael’s family roots in Muskoka-Parry Sound go back to a land grant from Queen Victoria to her great-great grandfather James Stephen in 1867 for services rendered to the Crown in the Singapore Tea Wars. The deed to him is on display in the Muskoka Lakes Museum on Bartleman Island in “downtown” Port Carling on James Bartleman Island between the locks. She is proud to say she is a member of the Board of Directors of the Museum and a bit of a history nut. She still lives on part of those lands in Port Carling. She graduated with a B.A. in Canadian history from York University in 1973. From 1973 to 1976, she obtained a Bachelor of Letters and Law [LLB] from Osgoode Hall Law School, attending the first year of the now highly successful Intensive Program in Criminal Law. She was also blessed to attend Universite Laval and obtain a diploma en droit civil en francais through the Department of Justice Common Law - Civil Law Exchange Scholarship in 1974. This experience led to her lifelong interest in international law and history.
Daniel Thorpe, B.A., J.D.
Barrister, Solicitor, Notary Public
Dan is a proud charter class member of the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University. While at Lakehead Dan took advantage of the Faculty’s practice-focused mandate. He gained hands-on experience in several Northern Ontario communities including the North Bay Legal Aid office, the Lakehead legal clinic in Thunder Bay and the Sudbury Crown Attorney’s Office.
Before attending law school in Thunder Bay, Dan obtained a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Waterloo. He then took some time to travel, exploring Canada, Europe and South America. Dan is an avid skier and loves travelling across the country to test out all the skiing Canada has to offer. When not sliding face first down mountains, Dan enjoys hockey, cycling, and attempts at playing musical instruments.
Dan joined the MacDonald Law team in July 2016 and was called to the bar in September 2016. Dan is thrilled to be practicing in Muskoka. He looks forward to providing compassionate and result-focused representation to community members.
Debbie Ann Hall, B.Soc.Sc.
Deb graduated from the University of Ottawa with a major in Criminology in 1996 and commenced her working career with MacDonald Law in 1997. In 2008 Deb became a licensed paralegal with the Law Society of Upper Canada. Deb is the senior real estate clerk and is responsible for many of the initial court attendances in Criminal Court. Deb has conducted many trials in both the Provincial Offences Court and Smalls Claims Court and appears regularly in Courts in Orillia, Muskoka and Parry Sound District.
Deb was originally born in England however she has been a local Muskoka girl since the age of 13. Travel is a much enjoyed pastime, especially during the cold Muskoka winters. She is a member of a local triathalon group which keeps her busy outside during the summer months and indoors training during the winter.
Deb loves working and living in Muskoka. She is constantly continuing her education and recently completed the training for a family mediator. This is an avenue she will surely pursue in the near future.
Aimee Schell – Criminal Law Clerk
Brittany Findlay – Office Assistant
Knowledgeable and Professional Team
" Thank you so much for all of your help and guidance during the purchase of our first home. We truly appreciate all of your time spent answering our many questions. Thanks to your knowledge and professionalism, this transaction was definitely the most painless and straightforward part of this entire process. "