OUR TEAM

M. Jasmine Sweatman

Founder

Jasmine Sweatman is the founder of Sweatman Law, a firm providing legal services in the areas of litigation and resolution of disputes involving estates, powers of attorney and guardianship, wills, trusts, planning for wealth preservation, and families with special needs; the administration of estates, trusts, and residential real estate.

Leigh A. Sands

Associate Lawyer

Leigh is an associate lawyer at Sweatman Law practicing primarily estate litigation as well as estate planning and real estate. Leigh graduated with an Honours BA from Carleton University in 2009 and obtained her law degrees from the University of Windsor Faculty of Law and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2012.

Alyson Spaling

Associate Lawyer

Alyson is an associate lawyer at Sweatman Law, and is part of the estate litigation team. In 2008, she graduated with an honors Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Guelph and in 2012 she obtained her law degree from Bond University in Australia. Alyson was called to the Ontario Bar in 2013.

Karen Forhan

Associate Lawyer

Karen is an associate lawyer at Sweatman Law Professional Corporation. She started with the firm as an articling student in 2015 and after her Call to the Bar in 2016, she continued on as an associate. Karen’s practice primarily focuses on estate planning and real estate and she also has experience in estates litigation as well.

Parkha Khilji

Associate Lawyer

Parkha is an associate lawyer at Sweatman Law, and is part of the estate litigation team at the firm. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2015.

Elise Harrington

Associate Lawyer

Elise is an associate lawyer at Sweatman Law. Elise was called to the Bar in June 2018 and joined the firm after summering with us while at law school and articling with us for the 2017-2018 term. While working for the firm, Elise has been involved in our practice area of estate litigation, estate planning and estate administration files and has contributed to works on powers of attorney and substitute decision-making.

Dana Djonin

Articling Student

Dana (Grozdana) joined Sweatman Law in June 2018 to complete her articles. She is a graduate of the dual Canadian and American J.D./J.D. program at Windsor Law and the Detroit Mercy Law School and has a Bachelor of Administrative Studies in Finance from York University.

Patti McNamara

Senior Litigation Clerk

Patti is a senior legal assistant at Sweatman Law. After graduating from Sheridan College, Patti started her career working in Hamilton.

Jennifer Heffernan

Law Clerk

Jen is one of our law clerks at Sweatman Law who started at our firm in March of 2017. Jen graduated and received her Law Clerk diploma from Fanshawe College in 2013. Jen assists in several areas within the firm but works primarily in Estate Planning with a focus on Wills and Powers of Attorney.

Mary Toth

Law Clerk

Mary is a law clerk at Sweatman Law who assists in all aspects of residential real estate matters. Mary graduated with an Honours B.A. in Criminal Justice, Public Policy and Political Science from the University of Guelph in 2017 and obtained her Paralegal certification from Conestoga College in 2018. Mary joined our firm in early 2019 after working in Family Law and brings with her ample experience in legal assisting and legal research.

Marie Shearer

Law Clerk

Marie is a law clerk at Sweatman Law who started at our firm in 2019.  Although Marie’s focus at Sweatman Law is estate litigation, her knowledge and experience give her the ability to assist in all aspects of our firm. Marie graduated from Sheridan College as a legal administrative assistant followed by completing the Institute of Law Clerk of Ontario certification program at Sheridan College in 2008. Prior to joining our firm Marie was working for a litigation firm specializing in collections and mortgage enforcement for financial institutions.  In her spare time Marie enjoys hiking, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Lisa Hoadley

Legal Assistant

Lisa is a graduate of Ryerson University where she obtained an Honours B.A. in Office and Administrative Studies, followed by her Legal Assistant Diploma at Success Business College. The majority of her career has been spent working in insurance defence for several Bay Street firms in Toronto.

Erin Lewis

Legal/Administrative Assistant

Erin is one of our legal and administrative assistants and often the main point of contact for the Georgetown office. She attended Carleton University with a major in Law.

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