Our Team

Michele Allinotte from Journey Law

Founder and Lawyer

Michele R.J. Allinotte

Michele Allinotte is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and licensed to practice law in the Province of Ontario. She is proud of her Cornwall roots and envisioned creating a Cornwall law firm where she could provide quality client service in a warm, welcoming environment. The result is Journey Law Professional Corporation.

 

Michele graduated with an undergraduate degree from Queen’s University in 1998 and from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Laws in 2001. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2002. She opened Journey Law Professional Corporation in October 2009 with the mission of helping clients navigate life’s important milestones while safeguarding their businesses, their assets, and their loved ones.

 

Michele listens to the needs of each client and does not believe in a “one size fits all” approach to any legal issue. With more complex matters, Michele prefers a team approach, working with other professionals and advisors to best meet the needs of the client.

 

Running a practice in her home town has allowed Michele to reasonably blend her work life and home life. As a single parent of two, Michele strives to meet the needs of her clients and her family by being flexible with her schedule. She often offers extended hours on Wednesday evenings, and occasionally on the weekends, to help clients who have a hard time meeting during regular office hours.

 

In her down time, Michele is a fan of experiences over things and has traveled extensively. She is currently focusing on finding new adventures in Cornwall and area and supporting local businesses by exploring various corners of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry.

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Counsel

Shunker Chugh

Shunker Chugh attended Bond University, Faculty of Law in Gold Coast, Queensland.

In 2017, Shunker obtained his Juris Doctor (J.D.) and received Class 1 Distinction, Dean’s List for Academic Excellence.

Shunker was called to the bar in June 2019 after articling at Chugh Law in Cornwall, Ontario. During his articles, his focus was in criminal law. He is still working with Chugh Law, but joined joined Journey Law Professional Corporation in September, 2019 as Counsel to the firm. Shunker is building his practice in the areas of real estate and wills/powers of attorney.

When he is not working at one of his two firms, he enjoys travelling to different countries and sitting on a patio with friends.

Alexis Fafard

Counsel

Alexis J.D. Fafard

Alexis Fafard is a Canadian lawyer with Journey Law.

Upon graduation from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, in both the common law and civil law curricula, he began his career as a policy advisor to several prominent Canadian parliamentarians in Ottawa. He was engaged with several stakeholder personnel involved in important economic sectors including energy, transportation and high-tech industries while interacting with several parliamentary inquiries.

Alexis has managerial and operational experiences acting as a former executive of one of the greatest flight schools in Canada.

He is currently a board member of the STEM Camp Foundation and the African Community Fund for Education Canada. Alexis is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association. He mainly practices in business and aviation law. Alexis is fluent in French and English.

Alexis Fafard est un avocat canadien.

Après avoir gradué de la faculté de droit de l’Université d’Ottawa en common law et droit civil, il commence sa carrière en tant que conseiller politique pour plusieurs parlementaires canadiens de renom siégeant au Sénat du Canada. Il a notamment participé dans la mise en marche de plusieurs dossiers impliquant d’importantes parties intéressées de plusieurs secteurs économiques incluant les industries de l’énergie, du transport et du high-tech tout en intervenant dans les procédures parlementaires.

En tant qu’ancien dirigeant de l’une des plus grandes écoles de pilotage du Canada, Alexis a acquis de l’expérience dans la gestion d’entreprise et des opérations.

Il est présentement membre du conseil d’administration de la Fondation STEM Camp et du Fonds communautaire africain pour l’éducation Canada. Alexis est membre du Barreau de l’Ontario et de la Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association. Il pratique principalement en droit commercial et droit de l’aviation. Alexis pratique en français et anglais.

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Litigation Counsel

Jonathan P.M. Collings

Our office hasn’t had a litigation practice for some time, but our clients still have a need for representation in litigation matters. Our solution is to bring Jonathan on board to act as Litigation Counsel to clients of our firm.

Born and raised in Toronto, Jonathan attended Queen’s University for a Bachelor of Commerce, followed by a Bachelor of Law at Dalhousie University. He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2008.

Jonathan has developed a broad commercial and civil litigation practice, with an emphasis on:
  • Employment Law
  • Construction
  • Defamation
  • Tax Appeals
  • Estate Litigation

From 2010 to 2017, Jonathan worked with a full-service law firm in Ottawa. He has appeared before all levels of Court in Ontario and the Tax Court, as well as various Tribunals on a wide range of matters. In addition to Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry, Jonathan practices in Leeds & Grenville, Renfrew, Ottawa and Lanark County.

As an associate with the firm of Howard Kelford & DuBois LLP, Jonathan is based in Carleton Place, but will see clients at our office in Cornwall. Jonathan lives in Barrhaven with his wife Jocelyn.
Sandy Locker

Office Manager and Bookkeeper

Sandy Locker

Shannon Heale

Intake and Client Care Coordinator

Shannon Heale

Michelle Sousa Melo

Real Estate Clerk

Michelle Sousa Melo