Our People

A law practice like ours – rooted in the Beach like an oak on the Iroquois shoreline
– is all about its people. Ours are consummately professional, yet entirely

Geoffrey Dashwood

Susan Peter-Rizza
Rose Follegot
Jennifer McDonald
Marjorie Simpson

Geoffrey Dashwood, B.A., LL.B.

Geoffrey Dashwood, B.A., LL.B.
Barrister and Solicitor

Geoffrey Dashwood is a Toronto native. After graduating from U of T with an arts
degree, he obtained his Law Degree from Queen’s University, and was called to the
bar in 1986 – whereupon, having already worked many years part-time as support
staff, he was officially welcomed into the firm as a principal.

Geoff lives with his wife Hevina, and sons James and John, in the old village of
East Toronto in the Beach, or, if you’re being a particularly specific Beacher, a
northern annex of the Beach. Here, he continues a family legacy of local, socially
conscious involvement – in legal aid, youth sport, politics, and church.


Susan Peter
Legal Assistant

Susan joined the firm in 2016. She is a University of Guelph graduate with a BSc
Degree. For the last 20 years she has been a manager and Production Artist at a
major Canadian printer. She is a mother of three. Susan currently handles all sale
files going through Dashwoods.


Rose Follegot
Law Clerk

Rose joined the firm in 2000. She has a Legal Assistant Diploma from Seneca
College of Applied Arts and Technology
. Rose has over 10 years experience in Real
Estate and currently handles all Purchase transactions for the firm.


Marti Maher
Law Clerk

Jennifer came to Dashwood & Dashwood in 2010 and has successfully completed
The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario's provincial exams. She is responsible for
Estates and Wills, corporate matters, as well as the 'friendly' matrimonial matters
the firm takes on for regular clients.


Marjorie Simpson
Law Clerk

Marjorie came to Dashwood & Dashwood in 2013 after graduating from the Seneca
College Law Clerk Program
. She works primarily on preparing documents for refi-
nancing, sale, and title transfer files as well as survivorship applications and estate
transfers. Marjorie also arranges for documents to be registered and reports
and accounts to be completed. She communicates directly with clients, mortgage
companies, solicitors, and office personnel to ensure that all transactions are com-
pleted efficiently.


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