Michael J. Semple
Barrister & Solicitor



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I attended Osgoode Hall Law School of York University and graduated with honours in 1979. Thereafter, After articling in Hamilton, Ontario and completing the Bar Admission Course at Osgoode Hall, I was called to the Bar on April 9, 1981.

I practiced initially with a firm in Hamilton, but returned to Toronto to establish my own firm in October of 1982. I began as a sole practitioner in the Victoria Park and Steeles area and later in the Sheppard and Victoria Park area, where I remained for a number of years. In 1990, I teamed up with a friend and colleague from law school, Charles Jones, and established a law office in the same area, on Consumers Road, under the name of Semple, Jones.

In 1995 I took a leave of absence from the practice of law in order to pursue other interests. I had developed a keen interest in computer technology, having begun to use it more and more in my practice, and I attended the Institute for Computer Studies in Toronto. I obtained a Diploma in Computer Programming and Systems Analysis and began working in the information technology field in the fall of 1995. I established a consulting business and began working from my home office in 1997. I was able to combine my legal background with my technology skills from time to time, by working for a number of legal publishers and legal software developers.

In 2003 I established a law office in the Peterborough area. I currently maintain an office in Peterborough as well as a home office in Cavan. On March 1, 2014 I opened a new office at 344 Rubidge Street in downtown Peterborough. I practice primarily in the Peterborough, Cobourg and Lindsay courts in both Civil Litigation and Family Law.


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