Experience = Success
Shank Law was established in Alliston in 2008 and currently provides services in Family Law and Wills and Estates.
Shank Law believes in contributing to the community in which we live, work, and play. We are staunch supporters of the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation, Matthew’s House, My Sister’s Place, the Frederick Banting Legacy Foundation, and the Rotary Club, among others.
Roxanne C. Shank
Hons B.A., M.A., J.D. - Barrister, Solicitor, and Notary
I have extensive litigation experience, and have practiced in both family law and civil law at several full-service boutique firms in Toronto, Midland and Alcona. I see my role as a responsibility and a privilege. It really is a great blessing to be a part of the New Tec community, which embodies the best of small town and country. I have considerable experience assisting couples in achieving family law settlements via court proceedings, as well as by way of negotiated agreements.
I have appeared in the Barrie, Orangeville, Newmarket, Collingwood, Midland and Brampton courts. I earned my Juris Doctor degree from the University of Toronto and have an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree as well as a Master of Arts degree in philosophy from Brock University. I have completed Levels I and II of the Collaborative Law Training Program and am a member of Collaborative Practice, Simcoe County, and the Ontario Association for Family Mediators.
I am a member in good legal standing with the Law Society of Ontario; a panelled member with Legal Aid of Ontario; and a member of the Simcoe County Family Law Lawyers’ Association (SCFFLA), and the Simcoe County Lawyer’s Association (SCLA).
Within the local community, I am a member of the Rotary Club, and the Alliston Business Improvement Association (ABIA). I am part of the Alliston Quilting Corners Guild and the York Region Quilt Guild, and work with my friends in producing and donating quilts to women’s shelters, homeless shelters, veterans and other charities.
N.C.A., L.P.C., G.D.L., B.A. Hons - Barrister, Solicitor, and Notary
I joined Shank Law in January of 2012. I advise clients in all areas of family law, including separation agreements, divorce, custody, access, restraining orders, child and spousal support, and property equalization.
I am sympathetic to what happens to families during a separation; my goal is always to find the most fair and efficient resolution for my clients. My focus is on helping people to find a way to solve their problems.
I graduated from BPP Law School in London, and proceeded to complete the National Committee on Accreditation to practice law in Canada. While studying for the Graduate Diploma in Law, I earned the Oxford University Press Award for best performing student. Prior to beginning my career in law, I enjoyed a career as a journalist, working at the Sunday Times in England.
In my spare time, I watch my local side, West Ham United Football Club, take a good hiding in the English Premier League.
I am a member in good legal standing with the Law Society of Ontario, a panelled member of Legal Aid of Ontario, the Simcoe County Family Law Lawyers’ Association (SCFLLA), and Simcoe County Lawyer’s Association (SCLA).
Office Manager, Senior Law Clerk
I joined the ranks of Shank Law in February 2014. I previously held positions at a major financial institution and with a large logistics company. I perform several key roles at the firm, including Office Manager and Senior Law Clerk, and front-line Client Manager. I have many years of office experience and demonstrate exceptional client relationship and management skills. My strengths include a strong work ethic, great dedication and a willingness to help other members of the team.
I am passionate about helping families facing difficult times in their lives. I am kind hearted, and have a way of making clients feel comfortable and at ease. Clients regularly comment on my energetic, friendly nature.
I am very family oriented. I enjoy good old fashioned time with the family. I am also an active member at TNT Martial Arts in Alliston.
I joined Shank Law in May 2017 as a co-op student from Georgian College. I have continued my affiliation with Shank Law as a Law Clerk since completing my Law Clerk program, which I graduated as a Dean’s List Honours student.
I am committed to pursuing Family Law as a career. In my spare time, I enjoy teaching group fitness classes at a local gym.