Jennifer McMillan

Jennifer McMillan

“Educating the client is of the utmost importance. They have to understand that they are an integral member of this team.”
Goderich, Ontario, Canada

Jennifer McMillan has been arguing cases since she was very young. She says that as a child, she enjoyed the challenge of bringing someone to her way of thinking. When she realized there was a job where she could do that "all day, every day," she thought that practicing law was a perfect fit.

Jenn believes in educating her clients. Particularly during what can be a very challenging time, this brings confidence and restores an element of control for them. As a family lawyer, Jenn empowers and enables her clients to determine their future.

Whether she is acting for a father to obtain custody of his young son, arguing for supervised access, acting for a wife to secure support after a long-term relationship, or a parent seeking to restrict or terminate the other parent's access, each day is a new opportunity to successfully advocate on behalf of her clients to achieve their goals.

Jenn also acts for grandparents, family members or foster parents who are seeking custody of children in their care; these cases often result in adoptions, which are bright spots in what can often be a challenging process.

Jenn's caseload also includes the successful resolution of significant property cases dealing with large farming operations and other businesses, as well as income determination cases where expert evidence is employed to prove income.

In her community, Jenn is the President of the Huron Law Association and governor of the Federation of Law Associations of Ontario plenary, the Co-President of the South West Region Women’s Law Association. She is the immediate Past President of the Board of Directors of Victim Services of Huron County. She is also a Past President of the Huron Perth Community Legal Clinic.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law


  • University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law, London, Ontario, Canada
    • LL.B. - 2004
  • University of Western Ontario - Huron University College, London, Ontario, Canada
    • B.A. - 2001
    • Honours: With Honours

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Huron Perth Community Legal Clinic, Chair of Board of Directors, 2006 - Present
  • Victim Services of Huron County, Board of Directors, 2010 - Present
  • South West Regional Women’s Lawyer Association , Vice-President
  • Huron Law Association, Committee Member
  • Victim Services of Huron County, “Dancing with the Stars” Fundraising Committee Member
  • Huron Law Association, Vice President
  • South West Region Women’s Law Association, Co-President
  • Huron Perth Community Legal Clinic, Past President

Pro Bono Activities

  • President of the Board of Directors, Victim Services of Huron County