Colleen is a graduate of PCVS. After graduating from high school, Colleen attended Trent University and then completed the two year “Legal Secretaries” program at Sir Sandford Fleming College in Peterborough.
After graduating from Fleming College, Colleen was hired into her first job as a legal secretary with Bill Fox, and for 37 straight years has worked with Bill and his associates.
Colleen enjoys the variety of work she undertakes at Fox Law, as well as the clients she interacts with on a daily basis. She finds it gratifying to identify a particular issue and then working to find the best method to resolve it. And after 37+ years in the field, she still feels like she is learning.
Colleen enjoys spending time at the family cottage during the summer months and at the family condo in Florida in the winter.
Patty graduated the legal secretary program at Sir Sandford Fleming College, and began working for Bill Fox and his associates a short six days later.
Patty loves working on big, challenging files (especially Estate work) and enjoys the interaction with the great clients Fox Law has. She loves to test her memory for clients’ names, file numbers and details reflecting her 3+ decades of work.
In 1984 she married her high-school sweetheart, Tony. Family is paramount to Patty. She and Tony have a son, Matthew (Loyalist DL graduate) and a daughter, Carly (Carleton U, PAPM).
She loves going to the market, spending a lazy afternoon at a beach, driving to the east coast, and taking the odd trip to Punta Cana. She transcribed her husband’s novels for publishing and likes to play complicated mind games to keep her brain sharp! She takes enjoyment out of simple things in life. Her favourite place is sitting on her back deck at home with Tony, enjoying a good hot Keurig, watching the birds.
Melissa graduated from the Toronto School of Business College in 2004, with a degree from its Legal Secretary Program. She has a combined 11 years’ experience as a legal assistant at one of Canada’s top business law firms – Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP and one of Canada’s oldest and most prestigious law firms – WeirFoulds LLP.
Melissa enjoys Fox Law for its great environment which is conducive to team work. Fox Law allows her to grow professionally, learn new areas of law and enables her to more readily interact with the firm’s clients on a day-to-day basis.
In her spare time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family, camping, cycling, yoga and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Cheryl began her career as a legal assistant in 1978 in Peterborough and has worked for and with many wonderful people over the years. In her early years as a legal assistant, Cheryl became very interested in corporate/commercial law and this has been the area of law that she has mainly focused on during her career.
Cheryl was born and raised in Peterborough, she and her husband, Don, have two grown sons, Cody and Riley. In her spare time, Cheryl enjoys gardening and spending time with her family and friends, as well as her daily walks with her dog.
Laken graduated from the Paralegal and Law Clerk Program at Sir Sandford Fleming College and joined Fox Law immediately upon graduation.
Laken acts as both front Reception and Legal Secretary. She has over ten years of customer service experience and enjoys the day-to-day interactions with the clients. Some of her duties include answering the phones, directing messages and keeping the office organized, as well as drafting letters, Wills and Powers of Attorney.
Laken enjoys working with the lawyers and support staff at Fox Law. She learns something new from them every day.
In her spare time Laken enjoys playing baseball, cheering on the Blue Jays, spending time outside, baking and volunteering. She is a big animal lover. Laken grew up in Peterborough, attending Adam Scott C.V.I. She is bilingual in both French and English.
Sarah graduated from the University of Guelph with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce in 2008. She then went on to obtain a Graduate Diploma from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, where she lived for a year and a half.
She enjoys working in an ever changing environment and interacting with clients on a daily basis.
Sarah and her husband have two beautiful little girls and love spending their spare time hanging out as a family.