Due to COVID 19, effective March 20 2020 at 5 pm until further notice and for the protection of our clients and staff, Anderson Adams is closing our offices. You may reach us by email: and With respect to Real Estate closings, please contact Nathan Higgins at Evans deVries Higgins: phone 905 775 3381 x 210.

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Experienced Lawyer Profiles

Anderson Adams, represents clients in Innisfil, Barrie and throughout Simcoe County in a broad range of legal issues. Since 1976, clients have turned to us for help with real estate, family law, business and corporate law, estate planning, litigation and employment law.

Our hallmark has always been the personal service we offer to every client. We take the time to understand your concerns and work with you to build a plan of action designed specifically to help you reach your goals.

Use the links below to learn more about our lawyers and their backgrounds.

W. Michael Adams B.A., LL.B.

Dr. Ellen M. Anderson B.A., M.A., LL.B., LL.M., S.J.D.

Perla R. Smith, LL.B., LL.M.

Contact us to learn more about our lawyers and our services. You can reach us by phone at 705-436-1701 or via e-mail.

Anderson Adams Support Team

Anderson Adams has a superb support team of experienced law clerks. They support our lawyers and they support you, our clients, in every aspect of the work we do for you. We’re proud to say that several of our clerks have worked with us for over 25 years.

Reception/Real Estate Clerk

melissa duboisMelissa Dubois is a graduate of the Georgian College law clerk program and joined Anderson Adams in May 2019.

With her strong references, her solid background in customer service and her genuine interest in real estate law, Melissa has quickly fit right into the Anderson Adams team. She is the friendly calm person you'll hear on the phone or encounter greeting you at our front desk.

Real Estate Clerk

LeachL 011 180x180Effective May 2019, Laura Leach has stepped forward into our lead real estate clerk position. Whether you're buying or selling your home or it's a commercial real estate transaction, at Anderson Adams we never forget how important this deal is to you: financially, of course, but also with respect to your peace of mind. Laura has all the real estate skills and experience you need. With her calm, friendly and unflappable manner you can count on Laura to do everything possible so your deal will close smoothly.

Laura joined Anderson Adams in 2014 with well over a decade of solid experience in real estate transactions, including purchases, sales and refinancing. We’ve been grateful for Laura’s assistance in providing great service to all our real estate clients and we’re delighted she’s taken on front-line responsibility. You’ll benefit from Laura’s ability to create the strong working relationships with other real estate firms that are so necessary to get the job done.

Estates Administration Clerk

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Family and Civil Litigation Clerk

NealD 008 180x180Donna Neal, another Georgian College graduate, has also assumed many roles since she first joined us as a high school co-op student. After ably assisting in real estate she returned to work with us in our family and civil litigation practice. She recognizes that litigation is inherently stressful for you because it’s often adversarial. She helps clients amass the necessary financial disclosure and other documentation necessary to make out your case. Her wealth of connections in the community and her excellent rapport with court services personnel all help our practice run smoothly.

Systems Manager

RhodesJ 013 180x180Julie Rhodes runs our office. As a client, your most likely contact with her would be with respect to an account inquiry. She’s the person responsible for ensuring that our computers keep humming and that our supplies are ordered so that our office functions.