Meet our Team

Christina De PalmaPhoto of Christina De Palma

Christina De Palma – the owner of De Palma & Associates – is a licensed paralegal in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario. She earned her Bachelors Degree with Honours in International Development from York University. She then spent a year abroad before deciding to return home and enroll in the Paralegal program at Humber College. During her time at Humber, Christina was selected to be a peer tutor for the Paralegal program allowing her the opportunity to assist other students in the program. After completing her studies and receiving her Paralegal diploma, Christina successfully completed the Law Society of Ontario’s Paralegal Licensing Exam and earned her Paralegal License. Life then took Christina to Wasaga Beach where she lives with her husband and her two dogs, Brio and Falco. After making Wasaga Beach her home, Christina decided to open De Palma & Associates Legal Services so she could provide legal representation to the residents of Wasaga Beach and surrounding areas. Christina is proud to be the owner of De Palma & Associates Legal Services and thanks the residents of Wasaga Beach for embracing her business!

 


 

Nicole FazzariPhoto of Nicole Fazzari

 

Nicole Fazzari is a licensed paralegal in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario and De Palma & Associates is proud to have her as part of the team! Nicole 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 License and joined the team at De Palma & Associates. Nicole resides in Barrie with her husband, 2 daughters, a dog and a cat! Nicole works mainly out of the firm's Orillia office. 

 


 

Ciara McMillenPhoto of Ciara McMillen

 

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 License. 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 completed her paralegal education with Honours at Georgian College with the firm's very own Christina De Palma as one of her professors. Ciara resides in Innisfil with her dog, Chey. Ciara will be working mainly out of the firm's Wasaga Beach office and the firm is proud to have Ciara as part of the team!

 


 

 

DESIRAE JACKSON

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. Desirae graduated from the Law Clerk program at Georgian College with Honours. She then completed the Paralegal Program with Honours at Georgian College with Christina De Palma as one of her professors. Desirae looks forward to learning from the De Palma & Associates team and completing her Paralegal Licensing Exam in the near future. Desirae resides with her family in Wasaga Beach where she was born and raised. Desirae will primarily work out of the Wasaga Beach office but assist both full time offices when needed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CARLEY MCNAMARA

Carley is excited to join the De Palma team as a Legal Assistant for the Orillia location working alongside Senior Paralegal, Nicole Fazzari. Carley graduated from the University of Guelph in 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Criminal Justice and Public Policy with a minor in Philosophy. She continued her education by completing the Paralegal program at Georgian College with the firm's very own Christina De Palma as one of her professors. Carley will be writing the Paralegal licensing exam in March 2023. When not at work, Carley enjoys spending time relaxing with her pets and going on hikes throughout the Muskoka area. Carley is very excited to learn from and grow with the De Palma team. 

 

 

 

 

 

KATJA AWENDER

Katja is part of the De Palma team as a Paralegal Intern while she waits to write the Paralegal licensing exam in March 2023. Katja obtained her paralegal education with Honours from Georgian College also with De Palma's very own Christina De Palma as one of her professors. Prior to her Paralegal education, Katja attended the University of Guelph where she graduated with an Honours Bachelors of Arts degree in History with a minor in Political Science. As she waits to write the Paralegal licensing exam in March 2023 Katja will be learning from the firm's Junior and Senior Paralegals  in anticipation of a growing role with the firm. Katja resides with her family in her hometown of Creemore.