Our Team

The Precision Paralegal Services team  has been representing our clients in the Ontario & Alberta Small Claims Courts for over 20 years. With over 60 years of combined experience and having completed over 15,000 Ontario Small Claims Court room hours, this makes Precision Paralegal Services the right choice to represent you in Ontario Small Claims Court.

Michelle Haigh

Michelle L. Haigh

Sr. Partner & Licensed Paralegal

Michelle Haigh

Michelle L. Haigh

Sr. Partner & Licensed Paralegal

Michelle Haigh is a licensed paralegal and founding partner of Precision Paralegal Services LLP, and has 20 years’ experience in the Small Claims Court. Michelle graduated with Honours from the Paralegal Studies program at Sheridan College in 1996. She also holds Faculty of Law Certificate(s) in ADR/Advanced ADR from the University of Windsor.

Michelle was first appointed to the Paralegal Standing Committee at the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2006 by the Attorney General of Ontario. Since then she has worked with the committee to establish the by-laws governing the paralegal profession and the licensing process. Michelle continues to sit on the Paralegal Standing Committee, and has been the Chair since April 2015. Since regulation, the paralegal profession has gained respect and integrity.

Michelle is also a member of the Toronto Small Claims Court “Frequent User Committee”, Humber College Program Advisory Board, and former member of the Sheridan College Advisory Board. Michelle has also been an appointed director of the Board of Directors for Legal Aid Ontario since 2011.

Michelle handles an array of client files from large corporate matters to individual matters. Michelle likes to be challenged by her files and wishes to continuously expand her knowledge.

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Teresa Medendorp

Sr. Partner, Licensed Paralegal

Teresa_Medendorp - Precision Paralegal

Teresa Medendorp

Sr. Partner, Licensed Paralegal

Teresa is a licensed paralegal and founding partner of Precision Paralegal Services LLP, with over 12 years of experience. Teresa graduated with Honours from the Paralegal Studies program at Sheridan College in 2003, and was the recipient of the Silver Medal Award for academic excellence.

Teresa specializes in managing client portfolios and represents banks, financial institutions, insurance companies and other corporate clients. Her understanding of procedures and norms of the Small Claims Court allows her to be proficient in, and leading her staff through, the various stages of a Small Claims Court file, including document preparation, pleadings, judgments, motions, trials, enforcement and more.

Teresa is also very experienced in the courtroom. She is always well spoken, prepared, knowledgeable, and possesses excellent negotiating skills, and has gained the global respect of the Small Claims Court judiciary throughout Southern Ontario.

If you are a corporate client with a high volume of files, Teresa and her staff are perfectly fitted to work with you on your legal portfolio.

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Charles Foster

Sr. Paralegal

Charles Foster

Sr. Paralegal

Charles joined Precision Paralegal Services LLP in October, 2015.

Experienced, analytical and direct are words that describe Charles who has been practicing as a paralegal since 2001. He is one of our most experienced paralegals with over 3,500 court appearances under his belt. If you call for an initial consultation it is Charles you will most likely speak with. He often knows what to immediately look for with most legal disputes and his to-the-point style of consultations reflects this.

Over the years he has been a member or presenter to various court and government committees and he was among the first paralegals to become licensed when Ontario introduced paralegal regulation in 2007.

If you are an individual or small business, with unique legal issues, Charles is perfectly fitted to work with you on your Small Claims Court issue.

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Umta Shino

Licensed Paralegal

Umta Shino

Licensed Paralegal

Umta Shino joined Precision Paralegal Services LLP in November, 2014.

Umta graduated from the Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree Program in Paralegal Studies from Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in June, 2010 achieving honours standing during her studies. She is a licensee who has been in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada since 2010.

Umta is an experienced litigator practicing in the areas of commercial debt recovery, subrogated claims and various other litigation matters in the Small Claims Court. She has serviced various clients including financial institutions, banks, insurance companies, small businesses and individuals. She is capable of assisting clients with document preparation, pleadings, motions, trials, judgments and enforcement. She is meticulous when preparing for a case and her dedication and tireless advocacy has earned her the respect of her clients. She enjoys being challenged with complex cases and isn’t afraid to take on unique matters. Her constant professionalism, honesty and strict adherence to ethical standards have served her well throughout her career. She is well respected by her colleagues both in and out of court. Her outstanding communication skills help her when working with clients to inform them of every step in the litigation process. She is always available to her clients to answer any questions and goes above and beyond to meet her client’s expectations. Her objective demeanor allows her to negotiate the best possible outcomes for her clients. She is dedicated to the profession and this has allowed her to advance quickly in her career over the years.

Umta is active in her community and has previously volunteered for candidates running in the Federal Elections. In late 2015, she was appointed as a Board of Director for the not-for-profit organization named Centre for Canadian-Assyrian Relations whose goal is to help build bridges between the Assyrian and Canadian communities. She is a member of the Treasurer’s Early Careers Roundtable at the Law Society of Upper Canada joining in October, 2015.

Umta is an extremely confident, knowledgeable and attentive paralegal. If you are a corporate client, small business or individual requiring assistance with your small claims matter, Umta will be more than happy to assist you.

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CASSANDRA DI CARLO

Cassandra Di Carlo

Licensed Paralegal

CASSANDRA DI CARLO

Cassandra Di Carlo

Licensed Paralegal

Cassandra joined Precision Paralegal Services LLP in the spring of 2010.

Cassandra graduated from the Paralegal Studies program at Sheridan College in 2010 achieving honours standing during her studies. She is a licensee who has been in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada since 2010.

Cassandra has many years of experience in the legal field in the areas of commercial debt recovery, asset recovery, contracts and subrogated claims. She specializes in the management of high volume portfolios.

She is capable of assisting a client from the outset of their matter until conclusion, including document preparation and courtroom advocacy. She is knowledgeable, professional, dedicated and dependable.

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Carly Broadbent - Precision Paralegall

Carly Broadbent

Jr. Licensed Paralegal

Carly Broadbent - Precision Paralegall

Carly Broadbent

Jr. Licensed Paralegal

Carly joined the Precision Paralegal team in January 2016 as a student intern from Humber College. She quickly expanded her knowledge and assisted the team in all areas of the practice. Carly successfully completed the paralegal licensing process in the fall of 2016. As a licensed paralegal, Carly has become an indispensable member of the Precision Paralegal team. She is extremely knowledgeable not only in the Ontario Small Claims Court rules and procedures, but Alberta and British Columbia Small Claims Court rules and procedures as well. Carly has also exhibited great strength in applying her legal research skills as well as drafting complicated legal briefs.

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Bonnie Haigh

Bonnie Haigh

Office Administration

Bonnie Haigh

Bonnie Haigh

Office Administration

Bonnie Haigh has been a member of the Precision Paralegal Services LLP team since its inception.

With her strong and proficient background in administrative roles, Bonnie is a major support for our paralegals. Her attention to detail and knowledge of file management and the Small Claims Court process is invaluable.

Bonnie currently manages our process server network and court communications, together with all invoicing and payables data entry. She also provides support to the legal team upon requested.

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Tammy Marshall - Precision Paralegal

Tammy Marshall

Receptionist

Tammy Marshall - Precision Paralegal

Tammy Marshall

Receptionist

Tammy joined our team in August 2017 and looks after our reception, online marketing including social media and other administrative duties.

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