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, mobility, property division, child support, spousal support and equitable relief. She also works with clients on domestic contracts, mediations and family arbitrations.

While at McGill University, Jenna worked as a research assistant and instructor with the Faculty of Religious Studies. She was a Graduate Student Coordinator at the University of Toronto with the Ontario Human Rights Commission and the University of Toronto Multi-Faith Centre. Jenna has assisted on research pertaining to the intersections of ethics, law and governance, as well as pluralism, religion and law, including the issue of underage marriage in Canada.

Jenna acted as an associate editor and editor-in-chief for the University of Toronto’s Journal of Law & Equality from 2010-2012. She has assisted on a number of other publications, including Polygamy’s Rights and Wrongs: Perspectives on Harm, Family, and Law, as well as coordinated workshops with the University of Toronto’s International Human Rights Program.

Jenna’s commitment to family law stems from her desire to engage and help clients with issues that are increasingly affecting families across Canada. 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 loves to stay active outside of work and jumps at any opportunity to travel. When she is not working, running or doing yoga, she can be found catching the next train or flight out of town.


  • >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
  • >Ontario Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • >Canadian Bar Association
  • >Law Society of Ontario
  • >County of Carleton Law Association