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Anna-Marie Musson

Founder/Managing Lawyer
Musson Law
Toronto, Ontario

Lawyer

  • Divorce
  • Family Law

Quick Facts

  • Favourite destinations

    South of France, Banff, Bali
  • Favourite movie

    E.T. - it's a classic
  • Currently reading

    Winning by Tim Grover
  • Strongest personality trait

    I am very conscientious
  • Favourite activities

    Anything that get me outdoors and sports - tennis and soccer

A graduate of Windsor Law, Anna-Marie started her career in law in 2002 and brings over 15 years of experience with her. She started through litigating at a prominent national Bay Street law firm and moved up to senior partner. After spending years litigating cases in court, Anna-Marie identified that this process was dated, expensive, and unnecessary – there’s no need for many family cases to go to court. It was this realization that led Anna-Marie to create Musson Law, leveraging her wealth of knowledge and experience in solving issues without involving the court.

Interview

  • Why did you decide to go into your profession?

    I love problem solving and helping people. The practice of law is all about coming up with solutions to real life problems.

  • Tell us about your work.

    We are a boutique family law firm. We help clients manage all issues involving their divorce - emotional, financial and legal. We help them jump start their next chapter. Every client has a unique situation and unique problems they need to solve. We create a personalized strategy for each client to help them achieve their goals post-divorce. We do this through a combination of mediation, collaborative practice, settlement meetings and if necessary litigation.

  • How did you come to join your organization?

    I started Musson Law after my own divorce. I have been through the experience first hand. It was not a positive experience for me and in fact I had many challenges finding a lawyer who would listen to me. I started Musson Law because I wanted to change the way people divorce. We now make the process client-focused. I was left to navigate all of the issues on my own and I thought it would be such a better experience if I had support and if there was one place where I could get answers and help for all my post-divorce questions, not just the legal questions.

  • Who has been the biggest influence on your career?

    My clients. Every one has a unique story and a unique perspective and I have learned so much from them as my career has progressed.

  • Name one skill you think every good professional should have.

    The ability to ask questions and listen to the answers. Many professionals think they know what you want or they make assumptions and this leads to a disconnect. When you ask questions and you listen to the answers, you have an entirely different perspective and you can adjust your plan and process accordingly.

  • What do you enjoy most about your job?

    The hope in our client's eyes when they start to realize that they are starting a whole new chapter and the exciting new choices they have.

  • What's your best advice for a new professional in your field?

    Find a mentor and build out your network. There are so many wonderful experienced professionals who are willing to help you. You don't have to do this alone.

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