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Our lawyers are committed to providing our clients with the best legal advice. We provide each of our clients personalized legal representation and we design legal strategies to meet their needs and goals.

Gordon Prisco

Gord is a partner and manages day-to-day operations at Valin Partners LLP.

He conducts a practice that includes real estate, wills and estates, corporate law and minor civil litigation matters.
He completed legal studies at Bond University in Gold Coast, Australia where he graduated with his Juris Doctor. Gord further obtained a Certificate of Qualification from the Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s National Committee on Accreditation.

Originally from North Bay, Gord worked for five years at Queen’s Park where he served the Premier of Ontario as well as the Ministers of Tourism and Recreation and Natural Resources in the area of issues management and as a communications advisor.

While in law school, Gord was hired to complete research on a Supreme Court of Queensland civil litigation file. Following his return to Canada, he clerked for various firms in Toronto. He was also a researcher with the Attorney General’s Crown Law Office (Civil Division) for the Cornwall Public Inquiry.

Gord sits on the executive of the Nipissing Law Association, is on the Board of Physically Handicapped Adults Rehabilitation Association (P.H.A.R.A) North Bay, sat on the North Bay Regional Health Centre’s Seeing More Clearly Campaign Cabinet in its successful efforts in providing a new MRI to the North Bay area, and continues to sit on the North Bay Regional Health Centre’s Foundation Board, and is on the Board of the Laurentian Ski Hill North Bay. He has been a contributor for the Ontario Bar Association’s Briefly Speaking magazine, for the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Licensing and Accreditation Task Force, a speaker at the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Articling and Beyond symposium, and sits on the Early Careers Roundtable with the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Thomas J. Davis

Thomas is a partner at Valin Partners LLP. He conducts a practice that focuses on a number areas of the law, including Municipal Law, Civil Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Employment & Labour Law, Real Estate Law (Residential and Commercial), Wills & Trusts, Estate Law (including Guardianship Applications), Corporate & Commercial Law, Construction Lien Act matters and Personal Injury claims.

Prior to attending law school, Thomas obtained his baccalaureate with honours in Classical Studies at Queen’s University, where he was a Dean’s List student. Afterwards, Thomas attended the University of Western Ontario Law. While attending school at Queen’s and UWO, Thomas competed for both Varsity Track and Field teams, qualifying to both the OUA and CIS Championships numerous times and also being named an Academic All Canadian on multiple occasions.

Originally from London, Thomas worked in the Elgin County Crown Attorney’s office and also articled at a large prestigious law firm in London prior to moving to North Bay. He served as a naval intelligence officer with the Royal Canadian Naval Reserves for over 7 years, served as a Director for Crime Stoppers of London-Elgin-Middlesex and served on the Executive Board for a local Provincial Riding Association.

Thomas, his lovely wife Chantelle and their gaggle of dogs and cats moved to the North Bay area as a result of the love they have for the area and the northern Ontario way of life. When not in the office, you can often find Thomas enjoying the outdoors: hunting with his German Shorthaired Pointers, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and canoeing.

Stephania Sikora

Stephania is an associate lawyer at Valin Partners LLP, primarily practicing in family law and child protection law. Her practice also includes real estate and wills.

Stephania is originally from Guelph, Ontario, and she attended the University of Guelph for her undergraduate degree in international development and forestry. She attended the University of Windsor School of Law and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, graduating with Magna Cum Laude distinction. While at school, she was the recipient of two book awards in recognition of academic excellence and service to the school. Stephania was also the recipient of the Dual J.D. Program Excellence Scholarship Award.

After graduation, Stephania began her career in Peace River, Alberta, practicing primarily in family law and criminal defence law. During her time in Alberta, she was a board member of the Peace River Victim Services Unit.

After spending some time in Windsor, working at a small firm assisting with wills and corporate practice, she moved to North Bay to join the team at Valin Partners LLP.

In her spare time, Stephania enjoys reading, skiing, hiking, and running.