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Guelph Office

105 Silvercreek Pkwy. N.
Suite 100 Guelph, ON N1H 6S4

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1240
Guelph, ON N1H 6N6

Phone: 519 837 2100
Fax: 519 837 1617

Toll Free: 1 800 746 0685

Email: guelphinfo@smithvaleriote.com

Fergus Office

265 Bridge Street
Fergus, ON N1M 1T7

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 128
Fergus, ON N1M 2W7

Phone: 519 843 1960
Fax: 519 843 6888

Toll Free: 1 800 746 0685

Email: fergusinfo@smithvaleriote.com

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Michael James Ruhl

BASc, LL.B.
Associate

Guelph Office

T.519-821-2165
F.519-837-1617
E. mruhl@smithvaleriote.com

Called to the Bar

Ontario 2010

Education

  • Call to the British Columbia Bar, 2008
  • University of British Columbia, LL.B., 2007
  • University of Toronto, BASc - Industrial Engineering, 2003 

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Michael’s practice is focused on all aspects of family law, including difficult custody and access cases. He enjoys working with clients to achieve efficient and just results. Michael represents clients through a range of dispute resolution mechanisms including preparing agreements, negotiating resolutions with counsel, representing clients in mediation and arbitration and where needed, in court. Michael regularly draws on his significant advocacy experience and represents clients in the Ontario Court of Justice and Superior Court of Justice.

Michael also works regularly with clients to prepare wills and powers of attorney to suit the needs of his clients.  Michael provides preparation of employment or independent contractor agreements along with other Employment Law matters.

Michael graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto in 2003. He then attended law school at the University of British Columbia, graduating in 2007 with a Bachelor of Laws degree. Michael was called to the bar in 2008 in British Columbia and 2010 in Ontario.

Michael is a member of the Wellington Law Association and the Collaborative Family Law Association of Waterloo-Wellington. He is a director of Family Counseling and Support Services for Guelph-Wellington and a member of the Guelph-Wellington Advisory Committee of the KidsAbility Foundation. Michael is also an active member of the Rotary Club of Guelph Wellington. Michael enjoys golf, curling and collecting records.

Memberships & Professional Appointments

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Wellington County Law Association 

Resources

Tribunals, Boards, & Levels of Court

  • Ontario Court of Appeal
  • Ontario Court of Justice
  • Ontario Superior Court of Justice
  • Provincial Court of British Columbia
  • Supreme Court of British Columbia
Guelph Office

T.519-821-2165
F.519-837-1617
E. mruhl@smithvaleriote.com

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Guelph Office

105 Silvercreek Pkwy. N.
Suite 100 Guelph, ON N1H 6S4

Phone: 519 837 2100
Fax: 519 837 1617

Toll Free: 1 800 746 0685

Email: guelphinfo@smithvaleriote.com

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Fergus Office

265 Bridge Street
Fergus, ON N1M 1T7

Phone: 519 843 1960
Fax: 519 843 6888

Toll Free: 1 800 746 0685

Email: fergusinfo@smithvaleriote.com