The Firm

Deborah Humphreys founded her law office in 2018 to make legal services more personal. Deborah understands that people want to have a better understanding of the legal decisions that affect them and be more involved in the decision-making process. That’s why we’ve created a friendlier environment where clients feel like equals and can freely ask questions. We still impress, but we try not to overwhelm.

At DH, we represent everything a modern law office should be. We Specialize In You, listening to your needs and goals before presenting options and solutions to reach them. We want you to feel more in control and more at ease than you might in any other law office. Contact us to arrange our initial meeting.

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About

The Team

Deborah Humphreys

Deborah Humphreys quickly became known as a “client’s lawyer” in Thunder Bay from the time she started practicing law. After graduation, Deborah joined Weilers Law in 1994 and became a partner just four years later. Unlike many lawyers who specialize in one area or another, Deborah wanted to be able to specialize in her clients instead, personally taking care of as many of their legal needs as possible. This led to very close relationships with her clients, many of whom stayed with her when she founded her own progressive law office.

Deborah has extensive experience in several practice areas including Corporate Law, Wills and Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Residential and Commercial Real Estate Law, Family Law (Divorce), and Mining Law, providing solicitor and litigation services. Deborah has particular expertise with farms including cattle buying and selling and the milk quota process during buyouts; the purchase and sale of recreational-use properties including hunting lodges and cabin rentals for both residents and non-residents.

Deborah fully integrates mediation services as part of her practice – a relatively new service area for law offices. She understands that many of her clients prefer to resolve differences outside of court during divorce, business partnership dissolutions, and other legal disagreements.

Deborah handles difficult and complex cases with insight and integrity. She received a rating of 4.8 out of 5 in the international legal directory Martindale Hubbell (rating as of August 2018). Deborah founded Deborah Humphreys Law Office in 2018 with the philosophy of creating a new progressive approach to personalized law services.

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Thunder Bay Hydro
  • Committee member, Committee for Elder Abuse
  • Served on the Board of Directors, Thunder Bay Business Women’s Network
  • Served on the Board of Directors, Development Thunder Bay
  • Former board member, Northwestern Ontario Technology Centre
  • Former board member, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation

Education & Career

  • BA, Political Science, Lakehead University, 1988
  • LLB, University of Windsor, 1991
  • Called to the bar in 1993
  • Joined Weilers Law in 1994
  • Made partner at Weilers Law in 1998
  • Founded Deborah Humphreys Law Office in 2018

Danielle Coulson

Originally from Atikokan, Danielle obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Lakehead University. After completing her degree, Danielle pursued work in the legal field. Danielle is currently employed as a legal assistant and excels in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, corporate law, family law and real estate law.

Danielle’s education and work experience make her well-suited to provide mediation services. She will be pursuing certification in mediation services in the near future and will provide these services through our office.

Education & Career

  • BA, Psychology, Lakehead University, 2014
  • Weilers Law 2015-2018

Renée Marion

Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Renée is bilingual and a proud graduate of the University of Manitoba. She graduated with distinction with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy.

Before joining Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, she worked for the Federal Government in northern Canada interviewing and learning of the difficulties of northern living from the local Indigenous population. She turned this passion for learning and helping others into a legal career here in Thunder Bay.

Renée is currently in her second-year at Bora Laskin and is an active member of her law school community. During her first year she participated in the Pro Bono Students Canada program and refined her legal skills at a local Indigenous focused legal clinic.

Renée spent this past summer at a local law firm further refining her legal skills through drafting pleadings and conducting legal research before joining our team at Humphreys Law.

Renée will continue her legal education while spending her second-year summer and completing her third-year placement at Humphreys Law.

Community Involvement

  • Member of Women in Law group
  • Member of Human Rights and Social Justice group
  • Pro-Bono Students Canada participant 2017-2018

Education & Career

  • University of Manitoba, Bachelor of Arts Political Economy, 2012-2016
  • Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, Lakehead University, 2017- Present