Carmichael Law Professional Corporation

At Carmichael Law Professional Corporation we work as a team to ensure our clients receive the sound legal advice. With the combined experience of over 30 years practicing law our lawyers understand your needs and how to help you navigate the legal system no matter the issue you’re facing. Dedicated and focused, Carmichael Law employs a personalized approach for all of our client’s unique cases. Whether you’re starting a new relationship or ending one our team is dedicated to providing you with the thoughtful legal advice and assistance you need. At Carmichael Law we know that clients deserve a lawyer who will listen and act in their very best interest. From Marriage Contracts to Separation Agreements, from Wills to Divorces and from Mediation to Court Proceedings Carmichael Law provides you with high quality legal service that is right for you.

Barry J. CarmichaelBarry J. Carmichael

The head of the firm, Barry J. Carmichael, is an established family lawyer in Oshawa committed to meeting high standards of legal service and client satisfaction. Barry offers clients experiencing a family dispute compassion, rational advice and dedicated representation.

Barry has practiced family law in Durham Region since 1993. Barry graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1988 and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1990. He practiced in Toronto for three years before starting a family law practice in Oshawa. Barry was born and raised in Oshawa.

Barry is accessible and always willing to talk to clients about their legal needs. He is committed to resolving matters in a cost-effective and timely manner. Barry believes that client involvement is an important component to every legal case and endeavour to maintain excellent client communication throughout their matter and beyond.

Barry is also the recipient of the 2015 Top Choice Award for the Top Family Law Firm, in the Durham Region. Barry is committed to maintaining the quality of service which merited this award of excellence.

Melissa CrowleyMelissa Crowley

As a dedicated associate lawyer, Melissa Crowley, is committed to providing quality and thoughtful service to clients. Melissa has been practicing with Barry J. Carmichael for three years, working closely to achieve the best results for clients. Having graduated from Windsor Law in 2013 and was then called to the Bar of Ontario in 2014 Melissa is an invaluable member of the team at Carmichael Law with her vast knowledge of the law and compassion for her clients. She offers all of her clients' practical and empathetic legal services that suit their individual needs.

Francesca De PalmaFrancesca De Palma

Francesca De Palma joined Carmichael Law as an associate lawyer in 2016 and has since become a vital asset to the team. Francesca was born and raised in Whitby. Prior to joining the team, Francesca practiced Family Law in Oshawa for two years. Before arriving at Carmichael Law, Francesca was an active member of the community having founded a pro-bono clinic for women who suffered abuse. With her experience and knowledge of the region Francesca is dedicated to providing focused and efficient legal services. Having graduated from Bond University Law School, and was then called to the Bar of Ontario in 2014, she is committed to advocating for her client's best interests. Francesca is focused on a client centered approach in achieving successful results for her clients in the most cost effective manner.

Amy Jephson

Amy Jephson is the firm's Articling Student.

Carmichael Law Staff

The Team at Carmichael Law also employs qualified and long-term staff members. Barry's accounts manager, Gwen, has worked with him for more than 19 years serving as a resource for every client’s questions about their legal fees. His law clerk, Dana, started in 2017  serving as every client’s first point of contact with the firm providing up to date information on their matters and answering questions as needed. Barry's team shares his commitment to providing clients with professional, friendly and efficient legal service.