Our Firm Understands Immigration... Personally!
Every member of our staff at Judith E. Phipps, Barristers & Solicitors has something in common with our immigration clients: We are also immigrants to Canada!
Expertise, Experience and Empathy
Every Immigration situation is unique. Our understanding of Immigration Law in Canada is infused with personal experiences that allow us to empathise with our clients.
Judith E. Phipps, Hon. BA, LLB. (Lawyer)
Judy was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas, USA, and immigrated to Canada, with her family, in the early 70’s.
After completing a Bachelor of Arts (Honours in French & Spanish) at the University of Waterloo in 1976, she attended the University of Western Ontario, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Laws in 1981.
Since being called to the Bar of Ontario in 1984, Judy has practiced in the areas of Criminal, Family, Real Estate and Wills & Estates, before concentrating on Immigration. Her experience in these other areas gives her a well rounded perspective on Immigration issues.
In addition to be being a member in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada, Judy is a member of the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations as well as the Waterloo Law Association and Canadian Migration Institute.
Ellis E. Brown, Immigration Consultant & Law Clerk
Ellis immigrated to Canada from the United States in 1966. Ellis has an A.B degree from Rockhurst College, Missouri and has taught Philosophy at University level and been a worker for the Children’s Aid Society (among other things) before entering the field of immigration in 1985. As a regulated member of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) and the Canadian Migration Institute, Ellis regularly attends hearings and appeals before all levels of the Immigration & Refugee Board of Canada.
Fatima Fernandes, Office/Practice Manager
Although born in Canada, Fatima’s parents and husband immigrated to Canada from Portugal.
Fatima is the firm’s office manager and is very familiar with many aspects of Canadian Immigration, having assisted Judy and Ellis for over 20 years.
Cory Lelliott, Immigration Law Clerk
Cory is the latest addition to the team having recently immigrated to Canada from New Zealand.
Cory worked as a qualified Lawyer in New Zealand after graduating from University with a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and a Bachelor of Laws.
Cory has recently become a regulated member of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) and may seek admission to the bar of Ontario in the future also.