What my clients say

I am really so grateful. It has been an extraordinary journey and major upheaval. However, with your excellent work, your determination and perseverance, all is done and we are breathing such a sigh of relief. We are standing and breathing better than ever. Thank you again. - C

"I think [Nelligan O'Brien Payne] is fortunate to have such a skilled lawyer and dedicated individual join the firm. I would certainly contact you again. I would also refer anyone else who needed assistance into your more than capable hands". - TC

"You are an impeccable writer and get straight to the point with ease. I’ve learned from your writing :) Thanks for knowing my case so well and representing my interests with such care.” - Client

Thank you Jenna. So many times you have come to my rescue. I am so grateful to you. Thank you is not enough to let you know how much I have appreciated your thoughtfulness compassion patience and excellent knowledge. Thank you again.


Jenna Preston is an associate lawyer with Nelligan Law 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.

  • 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

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