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Lesley M. Taafe, B.A.(Honours), LL.B

Lesley Mary Taafe has been practicing predominatly in family law for the majority of her career. Her experience and background reflect the hallmarks of success one must demand of an attorney in the competitive Oshawa legal landscape.

Lesley obtained her LLB law degree at Liverpool in the United Kingdom, graduating with an Honours Degree. Lesley then chose to pursue a career as a barrister and attended Chambers in Liverpool.

Since moving to Canada Lesley has completed the National Committee of Accreditation and obtained a Certificate of Qualification from Osgoode Hall Law School. This provides her with a Law Degree from both the United Kingdom and Canada


Julie Broadbent, Sr. Law Clerk

Julie, is a graduate of Durham College, and is currently the Sr. Law Clerk at Taafe Law. Julie is an integral part of the team, she has exceptional experience in all areas of Separation, Divorce, Child Custody, Spousal Support. She graduated from Durham College in 2002 and has been working in the legal field since 2006. With more than 10 years’ experience in Family Law, Julie is very knowledgeable, resourceful and prides herself on developing relationships with all clients. Julie is always ensuring that the needs of every client are met in a reassuring and professional manner.



Alyssa Rollauer, Jr. Law Clerk


Alyssa is a graduate of the Law Clerk Advanced Program at Durham College, and is currently the Junior Law Clerk at Taafe Law. Alyssa has a strong work ethic and a passion for excellence. Alyssa is dedicated to ensuring client needs are met with her professional and caring approach. Alyssa’s personality, experience and skills make her a valuable asset to Taafe Law.



Lori Ackroyd, Real Estate Clerk

Lori is a qualified legal assistant with over 40 years of experience in the real estate field. An expert in all things real estate law, Lori has handled hundreds of files with great success throughout her career. Her confidence, upbeat personality, and extensive knowledge bring a sense of assurance to all of our clients who work with her.

Outside of work, Lori enjoys attending hot yoga classes, golfing, walking her dog Maddie, and traveling to countless destinations with her loved ones.


Jennifer Colangelo, Real Estate Clerk

Jennifer has been working in the real estate field for over 45 years.  Jennifer works alongside Lori to ensure no detail is overlooked with our real estate files.

Outside of our office, Jennifer puts top priority on spending time with her family, but also enjoys partaking in games of baseball, swimming, and cooking up a storm in the kitchen.



The clerks of Taafe Law are the backbone of the firm, we are pleased to have such a professional group of individuals working with our lawyers to ensure each client feels as though they are our only client.

Lesley Is A Proud Member Of:

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Durham Region Law Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
Offering a wide range of services and operating a friendly and respectful law firm, Lesley is easily accessible by telephone, email or by appointment. Contact her today to discuss your unique legal needs.