John Legge, MA, LLB
The son of firm founders Laura and Bruce Legge, John Legge is managing partner of the firm and maintains a broad general practice. He has extensive civil litigation and family law experience. John was called to the Bar in 1984 after completing degrees in History at the Universities of Toronto and of Western Ontario, and in Law at UWO. An active member of the Ontario Bar and Toronto Lawyers’ Associations and of the Royal Canadian Military Institute, John has also served as president of the University of Toronto History Students' Union, Honorary Solicitor of the RCMI, and Chair of the Board of the Ontario Safety League, where he is currently Honorary Counsel. John continues to be involved with a variety of local volunteer service organizations, boards, and charities. John is a recipient of the Canadian Forces Decoration, Toronto Police Civilian Citation, the Confederation 125 Medal, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. He has instructed in professional and continuing education programs in Civil Litigation, Family Law and professional conduct, and has published a variety of papers in these areas. John has completed advanced courses in mediation, and has extensive litigation, general practice and alternate dispute resolution experience.
You can reach John by calling him at (416) 923-1776, extension 222, or by sending him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Stokes MA, LLB
After completing degrees in history (B.A. Toronto, M.A. Western Ontario) and law (LLB, Western Ontario), Mary began practising law at Legge and Legge on her call to the bar of Ontario in 1983, focusing mainly on family law. Now a firm partner, she works primarily in the areas of wills, trusts, estate administration and charitable corporations. Mary is a doctoral student at the Osgoode Hall Law School of York University and has served as a lecturer in the Law and Society programme at York and as an adjunct professor of the law of Trusts at Osgoode. She is a published legal historian, and was a McMurtry Fellow in Canadian Legal History and recipient of the Osgoode Society’s Peter Oliver prize. She has written for and lectured in continuing legal education programs, and provides legal information seminars to schools and groups. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History,the Editorial Board of the Canadian Journal of Law & Society, the Board of Directors of the Mabel Knisely Foundation for Nursing Education, and is active in church and community activities.
You can reach Mary by emailing her at email@example.com, or call us at (416) 923 1776 and leave a message for her with your phone number.
David Steeves BA, LLB, LLM
David Steeves completed his BA in English Literature at Mount Allison University and his LL.B. and LL.M. degrees at Dalhousie Law School (now the Schulich School of Law). He was called to the Bars of Alberta and Nova Scotia in 2004 and Ontario in 2011. David completed his Articles in the Calgary office of a large national firm before accepting the Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarship at Dalhousie Law School. On graduation, David was awarded the inaugural Race and the Law Prize for his work on juries in Nova Scotia. David has been an invited lecturer in law at the University of Western Ontario, Osgoode Hall Law School, and the University of Toronto. In 2013, his research on juries in Nova Scotia from pre-Confederation until 1935 was published in the first collection of African-Canadian Legal History by the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History and was recognized with the Peter Oliver Prize. As an undergraduate, he was a member of Mount Allison University's Senate, Student Administrative Council, and of its varsity swim team for which he was named an Academic All-Canadian. During his university years, David served in the Canadian Coast Guard as an Inshore Rescue Boat Coxswain. Actively involved in the community, he is a member of the Emerging Leaders Network of Greater Toronto Civic Action, East Coast Connected, and is Secretary-Treasurer for the Dalhousie Law Class of 2003. Currently, David's practice is focused on civil litigation.
You can reach David by calling him at (416) 923-1776 extension 224, or by sending him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christine Davidson BA, GDPA, LLB
Christine Davidson’s practice at Legge & Legge is focused on wills, elder law, and estate administration. She was called to the Bar and joined Legge & Legge in the fall of 2012.
Christine graduated with an LL.B. from Dalhousie Law School (now the Schulich School of Law) in 2007, and has a graduate diploma in public administration from Dalhousie’s School of Public Administration. She completed her articles with a civil litigation lawyer, gaining experience in landlord and tenant law, appeals to the Social Benefits Tribunal, and in child protection law. Christine also did a considerable amount of legal aid work during her articles, and learned that she enjoyed working closely with clients who were in need.
Before embarking on a legal career, Christine raised two sons while working as a researcher and teaching assistant in statistics, program evaluation and economics at both Dalhousie University and the Early Psychosis Unit at the Nova Scotia Hospital. She continues to be interested in legal issues relating to mental health. Outside the office Christine and her husband love to tandem cycle. Together they train for charity rides including the 140 km Cycle for Sight to Collingwood and the DVP Ride for Heart.
You can reach Christine by calling her at (416) 923-1776 extension 239, or by sending her an email at email@example.com.
Monica Zamfir BA (Hons.), JD
Monica Zamfir is an associate in the firm’s litigation department. Her practice focuses on medical malpractice, health law, and general profession liability. Monica also has experience in bankruptcy, family, and institutional liability litigation matters. Prior to her call to the Bar of Ontario in 2014, Monica articled with the firm.
Monica received her J.D. from the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, where she received honours in Criminal Trial Advocacy. During her legal studies, she also completed an exchange at the Bader Institute in England where she received a certificate in International Business Law. Prior to law school, Monica completed her undergraduate degree in Economics at York University, in Toronto, Ontario, where she graduated in the top ten percent of her class.
In her spare time, Monica has been involved in diverse community and volunteer work, from rebuilding houses in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, involvement with the Association in Defense of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC), and volunteering at the Toronto Fringe Festival.
You can reach Monica by calling her at (416) 923-1776 extension 240, or by sending her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ruxandra Coroiu BA, LLB
Ruxandra received her Bachelor of Arts in International Economics and Finance from Ryerson University, and her Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2010. Before beginning work at Legge & Legge in early 2015, Ruxandra had a general practice in Richmond Hill for almost 4 years, as a sole practitioner working in association with a firm in Richmond Hill. While Ruxandra’s focus is on residential and commercial real estate transactions, she also has experience in corporate/commercial law and litigation. Ruxandra is fluent in Romanian, and has a basic knowledge of Spanish and French. She enjoys cooking, spending time with family and friends, and helping out around her community in the Forest Hill area.
You can reach Ruxandra by calling her at (416) 923-1776 extension 225, or by sending her an email at email@example.com
Lucas D. Gareri, BA, JD
Lucas Gareri graduated from York University summa cum laude with an Honours double major B.A. in Linguistics and Law & Society. Lucas went on to graduate from the University of Windsor Faculty of Law, where he won the ScotiaBank Award in Wills and Succession Planning. Lucas articled with LAWPRO, the mandatory insurance provider for lawyers across Ontario and conducted research on a broad range of legal topics including building permits, the planning act, and the importance of title insurance. Upon completing his articles, Lucas was called to the Bar in 2015 and joined Legge & Legge in late 2015. His practice focuses primarily on wills, powers of attorney, estate administration and trusts.
While at law school, Lucas was involved with the Windsor Chapter of Pro Bono Students Canada and worked with not-for-profit organizations in the areas of corporate law and disability entitlement under ODSP and Ontario Works programs.
He enjoys spending his free time playing recreational league soccer and playing piano and guitar.
You can reach Lucas by called him at (416) 923-1776 extension 223, or by sending him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.