Donna Macfarlane practices family law and wills and estates law with HGR Graham Partners. Donna's undergraduate studies were at University of Toronto and York University. She began her law school studies at the University of Calgary where she was living at the time and completed her law degree at Osgoode Hall Law School in North York.
After articling with Houser Henry in Toronto, Donna worked for Garfinkle Biderman in Toronto practicing commercial litigation and family law. Donna lived in the U.S. and U.K. for approximately nine years before returning to Canada and settling in Midland.
Having joined the firm of HGR in early 2004, Donna's work includes the negotiation and preparation of Separation Agreements, Co-habitation and Marriage Contracts, Adoptions, and the litigation of family law issues. She is a strong advocate of Mediation and the Collaborative Law Process. Donna's practice area has expanded to include wills and estates law, a natural fit to her family law practice.
Donna is a former member and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland. As well, she has served on the Board of Directors of Huronia Transition Homes (operating Rosewood Shelter in Midland and Athena's Sexual Assault Counselling and Advocacy Centre in Barrie and Choices for Children), the Board of Directors for the Midland and Orillia Ontario Early Years Centre and on the Board of Directors of Collaborative Practice Simcoe County. Donna's leisure interests include travel, gardening, camping and skiing.
Legal Education: Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B. 1988)
Admitted to Bar: 1990
- Former member of the Board of Directors of Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland
- Served on the Board of Directors of Huronia Transition Homes (operating Rosewood Shelter in Midland and Athena's Sexual Assault Counselling and Advocacy Centre in Barrie and Choices for Children)
- Served on the Board of Directors for the Midland and Orillia Ontario Early Years Centre
Phone: 705.526.2232 ext. 275
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I would like to express out appreciation for your work in the preparation and negotiation of a temporary separation agreement. When we came to see you, there was a great deal of anxiety, animosity and confusion surrounding the separation. Thanks largely to your skill and effort, the court date was successful in producing a temporary agreement that established solid ground rules for the care and support of the children and allowed time for a fair ongoing arrangement. When I consider the events of the past week, I am amazed at your professionalism, skill, experience, knowledge and ability in negotiation. I have seldom seen any professional accomplish so much, so smoothly, and so comprehensively, and in such a short period of time.