Sonya Jain is proud to have lived and worked in the Barrie area her entire life. After practising on her own for a little over 10 years, she joined HGR Graham Partners in 2012. She is a committed, knowledgeable and creative lawyer practicing in the areas of Family law, Mediation, Children’s law and Wills and Estates.
Sonya’s priority in all cases is to protect her client’s interests while working hard to reduce and limit children’s exposure to conflict. Sonya will always do everything in her power to obtain the best possible negotiated results for her clients. She believes that good lawyers advocate best by advancing well-informed, well-crafted, truthful and persuasive arguments in aid of meeting their client’s needs.
Sonya graduated from York University with a B.A. in Sociology and went on to complete her law degree (LL.B.) at Osgoode Hall Law School. She is currently working on her Masters in Law (LLM) and is expected to graduate in 2017. Among her many qualifications, she is an Accredited Comprehensive Family Mediator and a Member of the Ontario Association for Family Mediation. She has been practising Family Law Mediation since 2003 both privately and as a panel member of The Mediation Centre in Barrie.
Sonya is also a highly respected member on the Personal Rights Panel of the Office of the Children’s Lawyer (OCL) where she represents children in both custody and access cases and child protection cases.
In December 2015, Sonya was appointed as Chair of the Family Law Committee on the Federation of Ontario Law Associations, advocating for a better family justice system in Ontario. Sonya serves as a Dispute Resolution Officer in the Superior Court of Justice – Family Court in Barrie. She is an active member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, (AFCC) Ontario Chapter. Sonya is Past President of the Simcoe County Family Law Lawyer’s Association and also served on the Barrie Community Liaison and Resources Committee of the Family Court.
Legal Education: Osgoode Hall Law School
Admitted to Bar: 2001