De Palma & Associates

Meet the Team At De Palma & Associates

Author: Christina De Palma | | Categories: Christina De Palma , Ciara McMillen , Desirae Jackson , Nicole Fazzari

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Christina De Palma

Hey - that’s me!

I’m a licensed paralegal with a Bachelor's Degree with Honours in International Development from York University, which fuelled my love of travel as I spent a year living abroad in England before changing course and enrolling in the Paralegal program at Humber College.

After earning my Paralegal diploma, I successfully completed the Law Society of Ontario’s Paralegal Licensing Exam and earned my Paralegal Licence. I then decided to settle down in Wasaga Beach with my husband and our two dogs.

The natural beauty of the area and the wonderful community we were now a part of gave me the confidence to open my very own legal services firm so I could assist all of those within my new community.

Naturally, I’m the “De Palma” of De Palma & Associates, but what about my wonderful associates?

Nicole Fazzari

Your first employee always has a special place in your heart - for me, that’s Nicole.

Nicole is a licensed paralegal in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario and we’re proud to have her as part of the team! 

Nicole has had quite the journey, as she graduated from the Police Foundations program at Northern College and went on to work for the Town of Wasaga Beach Municipal Law Enforcement Agency. 

Nicole later became a retail manager before attending college at CTS Canadian Career College where she graduated with Honours from the Paralegal Program. She then successfully completed the Paralegal Licensing Exam to earn her Paralegal Licence and joined the team at De Palma & Associates. 

Nicole calls Barrie home with an active lifestyle that includes her husband, two daughters, and an adorable cat and loveable dog.

Ciara McMillen

Ciara started out as one of my students at Georgian College in the Paralegal program and has now grown to being on staff at De Palma & Associates as a Junior Paralegal – I couldn’t be more proud!

Ciara McMillen is a licensed paralegal in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario and joined the team at De Palma & Associates after obtaining her Paralegal Licence. 

Prior to becoming a paralegal, Ciara attended the University of Ottawa where she graduated with an Honours Bachelors of Arts Degree in psychology and a minor in law. 

Ciara then attended Georgian College for the Paralegal Program in which I was one of her professors. Seeing her develop into such a wonderful Junior Paralegal at De Palma & Associates couldn’t make me any more proud. I’m so excited to see what she’ll be able to achieve with her true potential.

Ciara enjoys spending her cozy evenings at home in Innisfil with her wonderful dog, Chey.

Desirae Jackson

Desirae overcame the challenge of completing the Paralegal program at Georgian College during the height of the pandemic with me as one of her professors - talk about a double whammy!

Desirae is a Law Clerk graduate and Paralegal Candidate who is excited to be a part of the De Palma & Associates team as a Legal Assistant. 

Her amazing list of accomplishments include graduating from the Law Clerk Program in addition to the Paralegal Program in which she attained Honours for both from Georgian College.

She looks forward to learning from our team and completing her Paralegal Licensing Exam in the near future - she has our full support!

Desirae was born and raised in Wasaga Beach, so don’t be surprised if you’ve seen her around and feel like you know her already!

De Palma & Associates is a full-service paralegal firm providing legal representation in various areas of law. Our firm is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction - we will do everything we can to meet your expectations.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at:

Phone: (705) 909-0805 (Orillia) or (705) 429-2401 (Wasaga Beach and Barrie)


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