Jenna Preston is an associate lawyer with Nelligan O’Brien Payne and a member of the firm’s Family Law Group.

Jenna has been practising family law since her Call to the Bar in 2014, focusing on custody and access, child relocation, property division, child support, spousal support and equitable relief. She also works with clients on domestic contracts, mediations and family arbitrations.

Jenna’s commitment to family law stems from her desire to engage and help clients with issues that are increasingly affecting families. With a thorough understanding of the complex issues facing separating spouses, Jenna adopts a strategic and practical approach to resolving her clients’ disputes, both inside and outside of court.

Jenna has extensive research and writing experience in the areas of family law, ethics, religion and the law. In 2018, she co-authored a book on Family Law Arbitration in Ontario with former colleague Stephen Grant. As a law student, Jenna acted as an associate editor and editor-in-chief for the University of Toronto’s Journal of Law & Equality, while also assisting on research at the intersections of ethics, law and governance as well as pluralism, religion and law, including the issue of underage marriage in Canada.

Education

  • >Call to Ontario Bar (2014)
  • >Juris Doctor, University of Toronto (2013)
  • >Masters of Arts, McGill University (2010)
  • >Bachelor of Arts (Hons.), McGill University (2007)

Professional Activities and Organizations

  • >The Advocates' Society
  • >Law Society of Ontario
  • >County of Carleton Law Association