We are experienced and knowledgeable. Nancy Cooper received her law degree in June 1990 from the University of Western Ontario and has been a trial lawyer for 24 years. Courtroom speaking, legal research and knowledge of the court rules have been the substance of her practice. Her assistant, Marlene Starratt, and office manager, Wayne Brown, have worked by her side for over 10 years under her direction. From court work to social work, we know how to do it and if we do not know, we can show you where to go to help you find the best result in any criminal case.
You can trust us. Any information that you give us will be held in complete confidence until you tell us otherwise. All of our meetings will be by appointment only and after hours, if needed. We will not take any step in your case without your specific instructions.
Nancy E. Cooper, B.A. (Honours), LL.B.
Lawyer & Sole Practitioner
Nancy is a criminal defence counsel with more than 25 years of experience as a trial lawyer. She brings an exceptional level of dedication to clients in a wide range of criminal matters.
Born and raised in Timmins, she graduated from the University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law in 1990. True to her Northern roots, she returned to Timmins to begin her legal career as an articling student at the firm of Racicot, Bonney in 1990, eventually becoming a full partner with the firm in 1997.
Inspired to provide quality legal services to all, regardless of income, Nancy acted as Supervisory Duty Counsel with Legal Aid Ontario from 2000 to 2003 and is now on the Provincial Board of Legal Aid Ontario since 2011. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Jubilee Centre and the Timmins Chamber of Commerce as a member of its Executive Committee.
Legal and Administrative Assistant
Marlene is a graduate of the University of Toronto and a student of French and Social Work. She has worked side by side with Nancy as her legal assistant for ten years.
Marlene serves as an effective liaison with community resources, court staff and the Crown’s office on your behalf. She is responsible for most office communications and referrals to social service agencies such as counselling, detox and residential
Wayne is responsible for operations at the law office, including accounts, bookkeeping, technical support and the service and filing of court documents.