OTD Legal Staff and Associates
OTD Legal Services is proud to be in practice with Christopher Hall.
Chris graduated with a GPA of 3.98 from Sheridan College’s Paralegal program. During his studies, Chris was awarded the “2016 Passion for Law and Learning Award” in recognition of his academic achievements and dedication to the law. Chris was handpicked by Sheridan College to represent their institution in competing against other academic institutions and Paralegals across Ontario at the “Durham Mock Trial Cup”.
Chris remains in contact with Sheridan College since graduation and has been appointed to the Paralegal Professional Advisory Council.
Chris began his court experience as an Assistant Prosecutor in the Ontario Court of Justice, Provincial Offences Court and after great success, became a Municipal Prosecutor in the Ontario Court of Justice, Provincial Offences Court.
Chris brings with him significant knowledge, ability, and experience in representing the legal interests of our clientele before the Ontario courts. His friendly and professional disposition makes him well suited, along with our entire OTD Legal Services team, in helping you understand the legal system and protecting your rights and personal interests at court.
With over a decade of experience in client relations and office administration for both lawyers and paralegals, Lisa brings forward an impressive skillset in ensuring that our clientele’s experience is both friendly and professional. Virtually every client of OTD Ticket Defenders Legal Services will at one point or another be aided by Lisa. Whether through her friendly and courteous assistance over the telephone or in person, her experience with the Highway Traffic Act, or assistance with the administrative management of your matter, Lisa is a key member of our overall team in ensuring the professional management of your case.
MARK GEBRIELCOURT AGENT/LICENSED PARALEGAL
Born and raised in Leamington, Mark Gebriel has always been interested in law and government. After graduating from the Law and Security Administration Program at St. Clair College, he returned to enroll in the Paralegal Studies Program. After graduating and being licensed by The Law Society of Ontario as a Paralegal, Mark Gebriel joined Ron Harper’s team as the lead court agent in Windsor, Sarnia, Blenheim and Leamington.
His educational background of both policing and legal application in the courtroom makes him the ideal candidate to defend the many charges that OTD Legal handles. Mark owns and operates his own firm and continues to be the lead agent for OTD Ticket Defenders Legal Services Professional Corporation.
From any Highway Traffic Act matter to various CVOR and Commercial Motor Vehicle charges, Mark has become well versed and capable of defending your matter in Court.
Mark has an advanced knowledge of both French and Arabic.
ANGELA WALSHCOURT AGENT/LICENSED PARALEGAL
Angela has had a passion for law since childhood. She graduated college in May 2014 with honours and went on to complete her Ontario paralegal licencing. She has been in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario since October 2014. Angela secured a job with a firm that handled mostly provincial offences matters under the Highway Traffic Act and Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act. She was the front-line court agent for Southwestern Ontario at this firm.
Angela cares about each of her clients and enjoys advocating for clients before the courts. She has an established reputation and relationships with most courts in her region with which to benefit her clients.
COURT AGENT/LICENSED PARALEGAL
Amanda graduated with a GPA of 4.0 from Sheridan College’s Paralegal program in 2011 and was her class’s Valedictorian. During her studies, Amanda was awarded the “Passion For Law and Learning Award” in recognition of her academic achievements and dedication.
Amanda began her paralegal career working as a Court Agent at Ron Harper’s firm. In a few short years, she became the firm’s lead litigation court agent. Amanda then went on to work at a low-income community legal clinic, appearing regularly before tribunals. Amanda is currently a member of Sheridan College’s Paralegal Professional Advisory Council.
Amanda brings with her significant knowledge, ability, and experience in representing the legal interests of our clientele before the Ontario courts. Her friendly and professional disposition makes her well suited, along with our entire OTD Legal Services team, in helping you understand the legal system and protecting your rights and personal interests at court. She is a strong asset to the firm and is our leading litigation paralegal.
We are pleased to announce the addition of yet another strong member to our firm.
Chanel Simard is a graduate of the Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society with Honours from Wilfrid Laurier University. Following graduation, Chanel followed her passion in law by pursuing a career as a Licensed Paralegal.
Chanel enrolled in Conestoga College’s Paralegal program and graduated with distinction. During her studies, Chanel received the Waterloo Region Law Association – Catherine Malvern Scholarship for maintaining one of the highest-grade point averages in her graduating class. Chanel’s passion for the law goes beyond her career as she regularly volunteers for Community Justice Initiatives (CJI) in the Waterloo Region.
Chanel is scheduled to be licensed by the Law Society of Ontario in October of 2019 and is proud to become a member of the strong defence team here at OTD Legal Services.