Family Law Lawyer, Perla Smith, brings great determination, fortitude, and empathy to her work. Always prepared and energetic, she connects, easily and comfortably, on a personal level with her clients.
Perla focuses on tailored, cost-effective solutions for her clients. In what can be an overwhelming time in a person’s life, she presents her clients with accessible options. Her flexible and compassionate style helps her clients to feel empowered to pursue the approach that best suits their needs. It helps Perla to connect authentically with them and helps them to feel optimally supported. Perla’s strategy consists of listening, understanding, and presenting her clients’ story persuasively, leveraging the strengths of the case and pre-empting potential pitfalls, to ensure that her clients are always protected. A fierce advocate, Perla’s focus remains on zealously advocating for her client.
Education & Experience
Perla obtained her Bachelor of Law Degree and practiced law for several years before going further, to obtain a Canadian Common Law Master of Law from Ontario’s prestigious Osgoode Hall Law School.
Her background includes working internationally; working for a court-based family mediation service and practising in several law firm settings, before joining Bair Family Law. Through these diverse experiences, Perla has refined a unique set of skills and expertise in the legal field. The rich nature of her experience, has taught her to provide creative solutions, approaching issues strategically and conducting risk analysis on her clients’ behalf. Her experience with family mediation has given her the ability to evaluate all angles of a case, from all parties’ perspectives. This allows her to generate tailored solutions, with win-win outcomes.
Perla is a member of the Simcoe County Law Association, the Simcoe County Family Law Lawyers’ Association, the Family Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association, the Barrie Latin Resource Centre.
Languages: English and Spanish language communication available.
A Member of Our Community
Perla is an active member of the Barrie Community. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Dress for Success Barrie – Orillia, leading and supporting their Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives. Perla is thrilled to support local women looking for work and to be a part of the great impact Dress for Success has in the community. Perla is also a member of the Barrie Latin Resource Centre.
Perla loves cycling, practicing French and she never turns down an invitation to go on a picnic.