Joleen Hiland grew up in Peterborough and was fortunate enough to return to her hometown upon completion of law school at the University of Ottawa in 2008. Joleen was called to the bar in 2009 and has been practicing with James Hauraney ever since. Joleen’s focus is criminal law and wills and estates. Joleen has represented clients charged with various offences including but not limited to drug offences (CDSA), domestic-related offences, sexual assault, aggravated assault, fraud, attempt murder and has assisted as junior counsel with James for offences including first degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder. Joleen is also well-versed in matters pertaining to youths charged under the Youth Criminal Justice Act as well as clients who face mental health or substances abuse issues who have encountered the criminal justice system.
Clients will benefit from the experience of James Hauraney, who has been practising for over 40 years. James has represented clients charged with a variety of offences, including everything from domestic assault, Over 80/Impaired Driving, trafficking illegal substances, to first degree murder and everything in between. James has earned his long-standing reputation of representing his clients with relentless vigour and skill in criminal law, and just as equally has earned his clients’ loyalty in real estate, wills and estates, and civil litigation. James would be happy to speak to you about your legal concerns and we invite you to call to schedule an appointment.
Corena McNeill is a licensed paralegal and assists counsel with summary conviction matters and represents clients under the Highway Traffic Act in Provincial Offences Court as well as Small Claims Court. Corena was raised in Carleton Place and moved to Peterborough to complete her English degree at Trent University. Corena went on to complete the Paralegal & Law Clerk program from Sir Sanford Fleming College and completed her 160-hour placement with Joleen and Jim in the spring of 2014. Trustworthy, thorough, competent and approachable, Corena is a welcome addition to our team!
Lou is our valued administrative assistant who will answer and direct your calls, greet you at our front desk and ensure your concerns are responded to by the lawyers in a timely manner.