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About Francesca

Francesca is an associate lawyer at Spark LLP.

Growing up in south Ottawa, Francesca discovered her passion for helping others while working with youth at a City of Ottawa community centre. It was during this time, and after memorizing every line of “My Cousin Vinny”, that Francesca decided to become a lawyer.  

Francesca attended Carleton University and completed her undergraduate studies in Criminology and Criminal Justice in 2014. After twenty-four (freezing cold) winters in the Nation’s Capital, Francesca decided to migrate to the southernmost point of Canada. In 2015, she moved to Windsor to attend law school at the University of Windsor. During her time in law school, Francesca was part of several organizations including Pro Bono Students Canada, Community Legal Aid, Youth Outreach as well as a volunteer at the Downtown Mission. During her time as a group leader at Community Legal Aid, Francesca represented low-income individuals at the Ontario Court of Justice, the Provincial Offences Court, the Small Claims Court and the Landlord and Tenant Board.

Upon graduating from law school in 2018, Francesca completed her articles at a nationally renowned litigation firm in Windsor. Francesca then began working as an associate, gaining valuable experience while practicing in family law and commercial litigation. In 2019, Francesca founded “Sacks for Santa”, a charity that provides homeless youth in Essex County with backpacks filled with necessities. As the first in her family to attend university, Francesca is committed to the core values of hard work, humility, and giving back.

Francesca can advise on family law matters, including marriage contracts, separation agreements, divorces, custody and access issues, and spousal and child support issues. Francesca can also assist with commercial litigation matters, wills, and estate planning. Francesca is a Notary Public in the Province of Ontario.

Francesca has always taken an interest in studying languages, and can assist in English, French, Italian, Spanish and basic Portuguese. Francesca’s ultimate goal is to learn seven languages during her lifetime.

In her spare time, Francesca can be found training for her next marathon, playing fetch with her dog Zane, creating new recipes for her cookbook and devising her plan to change the world.