Michelle Dekens

Michelle Dekens

“I enjoy helping clients understand how to apply the law to their everyday lives.”
Goderich, Ontario, Canada
Growing up and working on the family farm just outside of Clinton, Ontario taught Michelle Dekens many important lessons: the value of hard work, the importance of seeing the big picture while paying attention to detail, and working until the job is done. After completing her Psychology undergraduate degree through the Scholar’s Electives program at the University of Western Ontario, Michelle was eager to return to her family’s farm and a job as a law clerk with The Ross Firm. Practicing in real estate, corporate commercial and civil litigation, Michelle quickly realized that working in the legal field was something she enjoyed doing and returned to London to attend Western Law School.

Upon graduating law school, Michelle obtained a position at a large Hamilton law firm where she gained considerable experience in corporate-commercial law, including purchase and sale of businesses, corporate reorganizations, corporate financing, real estate and wills and estates. While Michelle enjoyed the people and the work in Hamilton, she determined it was time to return to her roots and moved back to Huron County. Michelle lives on a farm in the Clinton area and rejoined the Ross Firm upon her return, this time as an associate lawyer. Michelle is engaged in a general business law practice, and assists clients with all their corporate/commercial, real estate, and wills/estates needs. Michelle’s practice has a special emphasis on advising farmers and agri-businesses as well as entrepreneurs and new start-ups.

Michelle is a member of the Canadian Association of Farm Advisors, the Ontario Bar Association and the Christian Legal Fellowship.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Law
  • Real Estate
  • Wills and Estates

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 2013


  • University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law, London, Ontario, Canada
    • J.D. - 2012
  • The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    • BSC (Schoalr's Electives Program) - 2007
    • Major: Honours Specialization in Psychology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Canadian Association of Farm Advisors, Member