Meet Our Team

Our team has expertise and experience across several areas of law. No matter your request, we do our best to help.

Our Lawyers

Sarah Jacob

Barrister | Solicitor | Notary Public

About

Sarah Jacob is the President and Senior Practitioner at SMM Law Professional Corporation, as of 2004. After practicing in Thunder Bay and Toronto, in 2001 Sarah joined Ron Mitchell of Stewart, Mitchell & Macklin in Cobourg; becoming Managing Partner in 2003.  

Sarah earned her LLB from York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School, after achieving a BA in English and Religious Studies from the University of St. Michael’s College. Her work hours as a lawyer focus on her areas of expertise: Corporate and Commercial Law, Estate Planning and Administration, and Real Estate.

Sarah has a history of engagement and advocacy in support of women, low-income families, and the homeless. Sarah is also an active supporter of the Arts in Northumberland, being a current board member for both Critical Mass: A Centre for Contemporary Art, in Port Hope, and the Art Gallery of Northumberland, in Cobourg.

Specialties

Corporate and Commercial Law, Estate Planning and Administration, and Real Estate.

Contact

sjacob@smmlaw.com
Phone Extension: 223

Graham Andrews

Barrister | Solicitor | Notary Public

About

Graham Andrews joined SMM Law as an Associate in June 2016 after working at a boutique litigation firm in Toronto. He was called to the Bar in 2012. He earned his Juris Doctor from Bond University in Queensland, Australia and has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History from Trinity College, University of Toronto.

Graham has appeared before the Environmental Review Tribunal, the Ontario Municipal Board, Small Claims Court, Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court and Court of Appeal. He worked on successful appeals of the first Renewable Energy Approvals granted in Ontario, as well as numerous other actions, appeals and judicial reviews.

Graham is the Chair of the Cobourg Heritage Advisory Committee and sits on the Executive of the Cobourg and East Northumberland Branch of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario.

Graham relocated to Cobourg with his wife in 2015. In his leisure time Graham enjoys playing with his two dachshunds, curling, live theatre, and woodworking.

Specialties

Real Estate, Construction Liens, Environmental Law, Landlord and Tenant matters, Civil Litigation, and Wills & Estates.

Contact

gandrews@smmlaw.com
Phone Extension: 233

Anneke Russell

Barrister | Solicitor | Notary Public

About

Anneke Russell joined SMM Law Professional Corporation as an Associate in 2017 after being admitted to the Bar of Ontario. Prior to this she practiced as an Attorney-at-Law in Jamaica and a Barrister-at-Law and Solicitor in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Anneke graduated top of her class from Norman Manley Law School in 2013, after completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from The University of the West Indies in 2011, and a Bachelor’s Degree in History from the University of Waterloo in 2006. Her experience before being called to the Bar in Ontario included interning with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, studying Company Law and Civil Litigation in Jamaica, and practicing Civil Litigation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Anneke grew up on the beautiful island of Jamaica, but spent many summers in Cobourg visiting her family—who are descendants of one of Northumberland County’s large Dutch farming families. In 2015 she decided to return to her roots and move home to Cobourg with her husband.

Specialties

Wills & Estates, Corporate and Commercial Law, and Real Estate.

Contact

arussell@smmlaw.com
Phone Extension: 235

Bobbi-Jo Saucier

Lawyer (of counsel)

About

Bobbi-Jo Saucier joined SMM Law Professional Corporation as Counsel in Family Law matters in 2020, specializing in Family Law and Child Protection. 

Bobbi-Jo completed her undergraduate studies at York University – Glendon College and went on to obtain a Masters Degree in Criminology from the University of Toronto before attending Law School.  She obtained her Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of Ottawa graduating magna cum laude and commenced her legal career in 2012 as Legal Counsel for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Ottawa before returning to Northumberland County to practice almost exclusively in Family Law.

Bobbi-Jo was called to the Bar in 2012 and has been practising primarily in Family Law in Brighton with two other local firms.  

Bobbi-Jo has served as the Vice-President and a Director for the Brighton Children’s Centre since 2018.  When she is not in the office or volunteering her time, she spends her time with her family, chasing after her two young and energetic boys and being a “taxi” to their sports and music activities.

Specialties

Family Law and Child Protection.

Contact

For appointments with Ms. Saucier, kindly contact Family Law Clerk Carrie Lansley, at clansley@smmlaw.com or at 905 372 8769 ext. 228.

Our Law Clerks

Kathleen Davis

Wills & Estates Law Clerk

kdavis@smmlaw.com
Phone Extension: 238

Caley Turk

Real Estate Law Clerk

cturk@smmlaw.com
Phone Extension: 221

Brenda Elliott

Estate Litigation Law Clerk

belliott@smmlaw.com
Phone Extension: 225

Pamela Vorkapic

Corporate & Commercial Law Clerk

pvorkapic@smmlaw.com
Phone Extension: 226

Carrie Lansley

Family Law Clerk

clansley@smmlaw.com
Phone Extension: 228

Lindsay Ridge

Real Estate Law Clerk

lridge@smmlaw.com
Phone Extension: 227

Our Office Staff

Tonya King

Office Manager

tking@smmlaw.com
Phone Extension: 236

Denzel Sheppard-Thompson

Client Intake Officer

reception@smmlaw.com
Phone Extension: 220