John Legge BA, MA, LLB
The son of firm founders Laura and Bruce Legge, John Legge maintains a broad general practice, although in recent years he has focussed on civil litigation, especially regarding medical-dental malpractice.
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 appeared in all levels of courts and tribunals in Ontario. He has completed advanced courses in mediation, and has extensive experience in medical-dental malpractice and other subjects of civil litigation, family law, and alternate dispute resolution.
You can reach John by calling him at (416) 923-1776, extension 222, or by sending him an email at email@example.com
Mary Stokes BA, 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 (currently on leave) 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 and the Board of Directors of the Mabel Knisely Foundation for Nursing Education, and is active in church and community activities. Along with her husband, John, she also serves as honorary counsel to the AFC (Actors' Fund of Canada.)
You can reach Mary by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at (416) 923 1776 and leave a message for her with your email address or phone number.
David Steeves BA, LLB, LLM
David Steeves completed degrees in English Literature (B.A. Mount Allison) and Law (LL.B. and LL.M. Dalhousie). He was called to the Bars of Alberta and Nova Scotia in 2004 and was called to the Bar in the Province of Ontario in 2011. David practices principally in the area of medical malpractice, dental malpractice, mass torts, and class action litigation.
Before accepting a Faculty of Graduate Studies scholarship to pursue graduate studies in law at Dalhousie Law School (now the Schulich School of Law), David articled in the Calgary office of a large national firm.
David has served as counsel on numerous motions and private and judicial mediations, as well as trials before all levels of Court in the Province of Ontario and the Alberta Court of Queen`s Bench.. He has also appeared before administrative tribunals within Ontario.
David has been an invited lecturer to law students, lawyers, and faculty at the University of Western Ontario, Osgoode Hall Law School, and the University of Toronto. David was the inaugural recipient of the Race and the Law Prize at Dalhousie Law School.His historical research on juries in Nova Scotia from pre-Confederation until 1935 appeared in a collection of the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History and received the Peter Oliver Prize in 2013. David`s scholarship has been cited by legal and literary scholars in both Canada and the United States.
During his undergraduate studies, David 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 undergraduate and professional studies, he was a Deckhand and Coxswain in the Canadian Coast Guard. Actively involved in the community, he is a member of the Emerging Leaders Network of Greater Toronto Civic Action, East Coast Connected, and the Life Class Secretary-Treasurer for the Dalhousie Law Class of 2003.
Christine Davidson BA, GDPA, LLB
Christine Davidson was called to the Bar in 2012 and joined Legge & Legge in the fall of that year. She practises exclusively in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, and elder law.
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 in Toronto, 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. Recently Christine obtained the Osgoode Certificate in Elder Law from Osgoode Hall Law School.
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 and dental malpractice, health law, and professional liability. Monica also has experience in bankruptcy, family law, and institutional liability litigation. Monica articled with Legge & Legge prior to her call to the Bar of Ontario in 2014.
Monica received her J.D. degree 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 the UK and 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 for almost 4 years, as a sole practitioner working in association with a firm in Richmond Hill. While Ruxandra’s current 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
Elizabeth Legge, BA, JD
Elizabeth Legge is proud to represent the third generation of lawyers in the Legge family at the firm. She is the granddaughter of founders Laura Legge, QC, and Bruce Legge, QC, and the daughter of current firm partners John Legge and Mary Stokes. Elizabeth joined the firm in 2017, after her call to the bar. Her practice focuses primarily on estate planning, administration of trusts and estates, and real estate.
Before beginning her legal studies, Elizabeth graduated with a first class honours B.A. in history and classics from the University of King’s College and Dalhousie University. She attended law school at Dalhousie University (Schulich School of Law), where she received a Schulich Scholarship, the JSD Tory Writing Award, and the Osgoode Society Prize in Legal History.
While at law school, Elizabeth was involved with Pro Bono Students Canada and worked for a non-profit organization in the area of disability law. She completed her articles with a prominent estate litigation firm in Toronto.