Mary J.E. Foss, B.A., J.D


Mary was born and raised in Manotick, Ontario and her parents still live in the house she grew up in.  She graduated with a B.A. in Law from Carleton University in 1988 and then worked  as a legal assistant with the Manotick and Ottawa law firm of Wilson, Monaghan.   


When Mary and her husband Greg moved to Lanark Highlands in 1993,  she started her career at the firm as a legal assistant to Greg and his former partner Stephen March; managing their real estate and municipal law practices.


In 2005, the University of Ottawa Law School accepted Mary’s application to law school. For the next 6 years Mary attended law school part time while continuing as a legal assistant with the firm.   


In 2009,   she was awarded the Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP prize for the highest standing in advanced taxation and in June 2011,  Mary graduated  cum laude.   Mary articled with Greg and was called to the Bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada  on September 21, 2011.


Mary concentrates her practice in the areas of real estate and municipal law.


Mary is enthusiastic about rural life, painting, traditional handcrafts, and dogs   -their black Lab is named Teal.


Mary and her husband Greg live with their daughter Shannon on 200 acres in former Dalhousie Township  and are proudly  -“off the grid”