Meet Our Team

 

Peter D. Eberlie

For over 40 years as a Family Law Lawyer, Peter D. Eberlie has been helping people resolve complex cases involving business and income issues, child and spousal support claims, and custody/access issues.   Many clients turn to Peter to protect their major assets.

Peter is one of London’s most experienced and successful family law trial lawyers.  However, most of his cases are resolved through successful negotiation – out of court.

Peter also works as a Mediator and offers mediation and arbitration of all family law issues.

Michelle Retief

Associate Lawyer

Michelle was called to the Bar in May 2020. She has been with the firm since 2018, starting as a summer student and later completing her articles in 2019-2020. She has worked on a wide variety of family law matters and has represented clients at Court hearings.

Michelle earned her J.D. with distinction from Western University in 2019. She was on the Dean’s List from 2017-2019 and received the Harold G. Fox Education Fund Award and the UWO Faculty Association President’s Scholarship.

Michelle volunteered with the Pro Bono Canada Family Law Project for two years, assisting self-represented litigants under the supervision of Duty Counsel. She also participated in the Walsh Family Law Negotiation Competition and was a member of the editorial board on the Canada-U.S. Law Journal.

In 2017, Michelle spent the summer working as an Advisor in Legal Affairs at the Canadian Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.

Before entering the legal field, Michelle obtained her B.Soc.Sc. in Honours International Development & Globalization with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Ottawa. She spent several years working in the public and private sector in international business advisory services and refugee affairs.

Throughout her career, Michelle has focused on creating positive change for others. Her goal in practice is to assist clients in a manner that promotes long-term solutions tailored to each client’s unique and challenging circumstances.

Janine

Legal Assistant

Janine is a graduate of the University of Windsor, and has been with the Eberlie team for over 12 years as a legal assistant.  She is a master of our document database system, furthering our firm’s outstanding efficiency in case management.  Janine is passionate about providing excellent service to our clients and does so with sharp attention to detail, and with compassion, throughout every step of the case.

Pamela

Legal Assistant

Pamela came to us from an earlier career in banking, and has been specializing in preparing Financial Statements for our clients’ files for over 10 years.  Her dedicated role working with our clients as our financial legal assistant is critical to each case, as many of our files require preparation of financial statements and property briefs, which require meticulous attention to detail.

Ana

Bookkeeper/Office Manager

Ana previously worked in a corporate accounting environment.  She has been with Eberlie Law for over 15 years, starting in the role of Bookkeeper and then as our office manager as well, looking after areas such as equipment, software/integration, web projects and various other duties to help keep the firm running smoothly.

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