After growing up in a small town in York Region, Ontario, Colin Thurston graduated with honours from Western University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Criminology and obtained his law degree from Queen’s University. At Queen’s, Colin was the recipient of the Sabbath Prize in Wills and Estate Planning and also received several awards recognizing his outstanding volunteer work at the Queen’s Legal Aid clinic.
Following his Call to the Bar in 2011, Colin practiced law for three years at the firm where he articled. Practicing with a prominent multi-service firm provided Colin with experience in a number of areas of law, including litigation, family law, corporate and commercial, intellectual property, privacy and employment law. Colin also obtained his status as a trade-mark agent with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.
Colin joined Wolfe, Smith & Forster LLP as an associate to further his practice in civil litigation and family law with the mentoring and support of Charlie Forster as well as Cherolyn Knapp at Nelson, Watson LLP, our sister firm in Guelph. His practice includes family law issues such as divorce applications, breakdown of common law relationships, negotiating separation agreements, custody, access, child support, spousal support, equalization of net family property, property claims and other issues related to family breakdown. Colin’s civil litigation practice also includes personal injury, mortgage and debt enforcement, estates, real property, employment, and commercial disputes.
Colin is approachable and takes a practical approach to civil and family disputes, seeking to achieve resolution where possible. He is also a strong advocate and when the situation requires, he is experienced and ready to represent clients before various courts and administrative tribunals.
Colin and his wife moved to Wellington County in order to be closer to family, and to raise a family of their own. They are proud parents of a baby girl and are thrilled to be part of this community. In his free time, Colin enjoys winter sports such as hockey and curling, and in the summer enjoys softball and barbecuing for his family and friends.
Colin is a member of the Wellington Law Association, the Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce, the Canadian Bar Association and Speed River Collaborative.
519-843-3650 ext. 229, or Irene Mills (assistant) at ext. 230.
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