Heather J. MacDougall, lawyer

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Heather J. MacDougall

I was raised in Burlington, Ontario and moved to Waterloo to attend Wilfrid Laurier University. I graduated from Laurier with an Honours degree in Political Science and Global Studies in 2008. After graduation I moved to Windsor to attend law school and received my law degree in 2011. After articling with a mid-size firm in Hamilton, I was called to the bar in June of 2012. Between my time in KW, summers in Guelph during law school and with in-laws in Owen Sound, I feel thoroughly connected to this part of south-western Ontario and am excited to live and work in the Guelph area

I practice general litigation in a variety of areas including employment, human rights, commercial disputes, collections, construction, and property disputes. I also have a limited family law practice in the areas of adoption and guardianship.

I am pleased to work on a team of lawyers and law clerks who advocate for individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations using a range of dispute resolution strategies tailored to each situation. I have appeared before various levels of court, including the Divisional Court and Court of Appeal, as well as many administrative tribunals.

I give back to the community by volunteering on the Board of Directors of the YMCA-YWCA of Guelph. In my spare time I enjoy running, cycling and yoga as well as reading and experimenting in my kitchen with different types of cuisine. My husband and I are the proud parents of a very active little girl and we like to spend time outdoors as well as on my family’s boat on Georgian Bay.

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