Lawyers

Leslie Ault
B.A., Queen’s University (1972); LL.B., Queen’s University (1975)During the past 28 years (and counting), Leslie has enjoyed a busy real estate practice handling residential, commercial and industrial transactions from the Winchester office. Leslie also acts on behalf of municipalities and with respect to land development matters.

Leslie is a frequent speaker on real estate subjects and participated in the Ottawa Bar Admission by teaching real estate. In 1985, she was appointed as a province-wide part-time Crown Attorney, appearing mostly in Youth Court. Leslie left the Crown’s office to become the Area Office Director of Legal Aid Ontario for the Counties of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry, heading their Cornwall office. Leslie has facilitated or arbitrated over one thousand settlement conferences and continues to find the experience useful in her practice.

Stephen Ault
B.Comm., Queen’s University (1971); LL.B., Queen’s University (1974)Stephen practices family law, real estate, municipal law, civil litigation, corporate/commercial law, and wills and estates. Before returning to the practice of law in 1987, Stephen worked worked for ten years with John Labatt Limited, Canada’s largest agri-food business. Stephen’s approach to the practice of law is business-oriented, with legal advice that is practical, to the point, and results-oriented. He is a well-known speaker at educational events on agricultural issues.

Stephen acts on behalf of many businesses and several municipalities. He is solicitor for a conservation authority and several local agricultural societies.

Stephen is court counsel for the Ministry of Transportation and the Ministry of Natural Resources. He appears in front of tribunals, boards, and all levels of court. Stephen is particularly interested in appeal work.

Samantha Berry
B.A., Highest Honours, Carleton University (2010); J.D., University of Ottawa (2013)Samantha’s areas of practice are real estate (residential, commercial and agricultural) and estate planning. She gained valuable experience in these areas working as an articling student in the Winchester office of Ault & Ault. Samantha became an associate of Ault & Ault in June 2014.

At Carleton University, she received the Sarah Metrick Scholarship, The Captus Press Award, and the Carswell Company Book Award in Public Law, among other awards. During her time at law school, Samantha was a teacher’s assistant and participated in several mock trial and mediation competitions. In her spare time, Samantha enjoys travelling, cooking and playing volleyball.

Warren Leroy
B.Hum., Carleton University (2007); M.A., Ottawa University (2009); J.D., Queen’s University (2013)Warren’s practice focuses on civil litigation and family law. After two summers with Ault & Ault, he joined the firm as an associate in May 2014.

During law school, Warren worked as a Queen’s Legal Aid volunteer caseworker for two years. He helped clients resolve their criminal, human rights, housing, civil, and ODSP issues. Warren maintained a Dean’s Honour List average and won course prizes in Evidence and Jurisprudence. Warren articled at an Ottawa firm alongside some of Ottawa’s leading personal injury lawyers. In addition to assisting senior counsel with trial work, mediations, and research, Warren also managed ~25 of his own civil litigation files. When not in the office, Warren enjoys reading, writing, and travelling with his wife.

Mally McGregor
B.A.H., University of Guelph (2010); J.D., Queen’s University (2013)Mally practices in corporate planning and litigation, estate planning and litigation, and employment law. In her employment law practice she assists small businesses, municipalities and individuals with employment contract reviews and disputes, including employee terminations, wrongful dismissals and human rights issues. She is a prosecutor for several provincial Ministries and municipalities, and appears regularly in the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice.

Before joining Ault & Ault, Mally articled at a labour and employment firm in Ottawa. During law school, she was the Operations Coordinator and a caseworker with Queen’s Legal Aid, where she represented clients in criminal, housing, disability and civil matters.

Mally is the Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Mental Health Association, Champlain East. She sings with the Centennial Choir of Cornwall and is an organizer of the Blue Skies Music Festival.