About Us

Every legal need is unique. That’s why the dynamic team at Falls Law Group work closely with our clients to understand their goals and develop creative, cutting-edge strategies to reach them.

We guide our clients through the complex, and sometimes overwhelming, legal landscape with skill and understanding. Whether the case calls for collaboration or vigorous advocacy, our lawyers are adaptive and tenacious. Providing expert advice in a relaxed environment, we specialize in customized solutions for all clients.

Why Choose Falls Law?

  • Over a decade of legal experience
  • Our lawyers have argued at almost all levels of court, including the Court of Appeal
  • We advocate for clients while considering their costs
  • We're effective and efficient advocates

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Through creativity, technology, and a team approach, we provide quality legal solutions on a wide range of matters.

Areas of Practice
& Expertise

With over a decade of experience serving Muskoka and the surrounding districts,
we provide services in the following legal areas:

Indigenous Law, Real Estate Law, Family Law, Wills & Estate Administration, Criminal Law, Corporate Law, Construction Law, Civil Litigation, and Notary Services.

Indigenous Law

We provide a full range of services to Indigenous clients, from individuals to organizations. We have been advocating for decades – as lawyers, and as leaders and members of Indigenous communities.

Real Estate Law

We handle real estate transactions and title issues large and small. Our dedicated team will walk you through every step of the process.

Family Law

Our compassionate advocates know that family issues are dynamic and difficult. From negotiated agreements to court litigation, we make sure your interests are protected.

Wills & Estates

Good planning is the greatest gift you can give to your loved ones. We make difficult conversations easier, and give you peace of mind for the future.

Criminal Law

Our lawyers are tireless in the defence of our clients, offering creative and strategic representation in all criminal and quasi-criminal matters.

Corporate Law

Whether starting a corporation or litigating on behalf of your corporation, we have lawyers that can assist you with all of your business needs.

Construction Law

We know that time is of the essence in all construction matters, and our knowledgeable team is ready to step in at a moment’s notice to get your projects back on track.

Civil Litigation

Our team has experience in all areas of litigation. From representing First Nation governments, companies or individuals, we provide effective and efficient counsel to assist you.

Notary Services

All of our lawyers are happy to help with any and all notary services.

Our Team

Let Our Expert Team Of Lawyers Help You.


Cara Valiquette



Cara earned her Juris Doctor degree at the University of Toronto and a Masters of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Before opening her practice in Muskoka, Cara worked for the Ministry of the Attorney General, and as an associate lawyer at a number of private firms. Her practice is varied, with a focus on civil litigation, which has included wrongful deaths, and numerous historical and institutional abuse cases on behalf of plaintiffs, as well all appearing in courts on behalf of First Nations governments. She has appeared at Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal numerous times. She also represents minors involved in civil courts on behalf of The Office of the Children's Lawyer.


Jason Herbert



Jay grew up in Toronto where he worked in the construction field until he graduated with Honours from York University with a specialist degree in history. He then earned a Juris Doctor degree at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. Jay was honoured as Muskoka's Favourite Lawyer in the Bracebridge Examiner's Reader's Choice Awards.

Jay gained valuable experience while working at the Scarborough Crown Attorney's Office. He also spent time working in rural Northern Ontario at a law firm on a First Nation reserve.

Jay has practiced law in Muskoka for over a decade, with a focus on First Nation communities and clientele. He also practices in civil and criminal law, including a number of appeals. His criminal defence practice has included acting for defendants accused of homicide and other serious matters.

Jay is a member of Rama First Nation and an elected trustee of the Coldwater Narrows Land Trust. He is also an accredited member of the National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association.


Ryan Stiles



Ryan is a member of Rama First Nation, and a graduate of University of Ottawa Law School. Before joining Falls Law, Ryan managed the Biidaaban Restorative Justice & Community Healing program. Currently his practice focuses on criminal defence, family/child protection, and Indigenous legal issues.


Cassandra Baars



Cassandra is a member of the Gitxsan Nation located in northwest British Columbia. Cassandra holds an Honours Bachelor of Indigenous Studies and Sociology from Trent University and earned her law degree with a specialization in Litigation, Dispute Resolution and the Administration of Justice with a focus on restorative justice and mediation from Osgoode Hall Law School.

Cassandra has worked in the areas of Indigenous Human Rights, Indigenous Child Protection, Family Law, Policy and Community engagement for governments and institutional matters. Cassandra’s current practice focuses on representing First Nations in court and consultation matters across Ontario, and clients in the local community in family and child protection litigation.


Carolyn Rock



Carolyn earned her Juris Doctor degree at the University of Toronto, where she graduated as valedictorian. She then spent over a decade working in public health policy development, before joining Falls Law Group in 2022.


Rebecca Whiteside

Law Clerk


Rebecca joined Falls Law Group in 2014.


Tracy Sproats

Law Clerk


Tracy joined Falls Law Group in 2018.


Sherri McGrath

Law Clerk


Sherri joined Falls Law Group in 2014.


Stephanie Astley

Law Clerk


Stephanie joined Falls Law Group in 2019.

Over a Decade
of Legal Experience

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Falls Law Group

Real Estate Law, Family Law, Wills & Estate Administration, Criminal Law, Corporate Law, Construction Law, Civil Litigation, Indigenous Law, and Notary Services in Muskoka.

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