Family Law Professionals – Owen Sound and Area

About Us


Esra Samli

I am a motivated lawyer with over 15 years’ legal experience, hold law degrees from universities in the United Kingdom, Turkey, and Canada.

My involvements highlight my genuine interest in the welfare of families and children. I’m an agent lawyer for the Office of the Children’s Lawyer and a Member of the Board of Directors for Victim Services of Bruce Grey and Perth.

I am a devoted scuba diver and a traveler. I regularly attend to the local YMCA, hike through our beautiful Niagara escarpment and take pictures of the beautiful Grey Bruce scenery.

Experience and Credentials

My educational and employment background is varied and has helped me develop a diverse, well-rounded approach to law. I have experience serving as an Associate, Legal Assistant, Legal Secretary, and a Commercial Coordinator for firms in Turkey and Canada since late 1990s.

I possess a strong, working knowledge of various legal fields and processes.

While obtaining a Bachelor of Laws in Common Law from the University of Wales, I focused on corporate and commercial law. I hold a Civil Law degree from Turkey and have received certifications in product liability, employment law, ISO core standards, and occupational health and safety standards throughout my enriching employments.

As a lawyer, I have managed the life cycle of family, civil litigation, and criminal law, from trials, motions to resolutions. I have routinely appeared before Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice Family and Criminal Divisions for trials, pre-trials, motions, settlement conferences, etc. I have assisted senior counsel before Ontario Court of Appeal.

Helping Clients with Their Legal Needs

I endeavor to be thorough in my proceedings; I walk clients through the legal process, explaining each step of the way, and pursuing their cases to completion. Whether it is a child custody hearing, a criminal charge or real estate matter, I help my clients chart a plan of action, handle all the preparation necessary, and steadfastly navigate the legal system until cases are brought to resolution to their satisfaction. I ensure my clients make informed decisions.

Below are just a few types of cases and tasks in which I’m experienced and routinely handle.

  • Custody and access cases
  • Child Protection cases
  • Divorce and separation
  • Child and spousal support
  • Support Enforcement
  • Urgent matters such as restraining orders and mobility cases
  • Youth and adult criminal matters
  • Drafting contracts, wills, trusts and power of attorneys
  • Estate planning
  • Probate

Case Evaluation

If you are in need of legal counsel, contact me at 519-371-1443 to schedule a case evaluation. We can discuss your situation; you can ask pertinent questions about the legal process or my background; and then we can determine if my services match your needs.