My name is Samantha Ramage, and I am a proud member of the Manitoulin Island community. I received my formal education at Manitoulin Secondary School, Cambrian College, and most recently, Lakehead University where I obtained both my Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor. I completed my Integrated Practice Curriculum (IPC) placement with Falconers LLP, before being called to the Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor in September 2016.
I had lived throughout both northwestern and northeastern Ontario before my family settled on Manitoulin Island in 1998. Many of my achievements stem from the values instilled in me while growing up on Manitoulin Island, and I am motivated and excited to give back to the community that has given so much to me. I aim to do this by establishing Ramage Law Office on Manitoulin Island and building a community-based practice.
I love the outdoors, my dog Gloria, and sugar bush season. My three favourite people are my three little brothers: David, Boston, and Bryce. I am a proud feminist and carry with me a passion for gender equality, the rights of victims of crime, and Indigenous sovereignty.
Rene is a proud northerner having been born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario and is fluently bilingual in both English and French. Rene graduated from Laurentian University with a B.A. in Law and Justice in 2015. Rene then relocated to Ottawa, where he earned his Juris Doctor from the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa in 2018. Rene then returned to northern Ontario after law school to finish his articles of clerkship.
He became a lawyer at Lacroix Lawyers/Avocats, a Sudbury law firm, where he primarily practiced commercial litigation, tackling a wide range of issues for both plaintiffs and defendants, including contractual disputes, real property litigation, and insurance disputes.
At Ramage Law Office, Rene primarily focuses his practice in areas of family law, real estate, and wills and estates. Rene is proud to continue serving the North and is committed to building and sustaining loyal client relationships and ensuring that his clients' interests are understood and protected.