SAULT STE. MARIE — Sault Ste. Marie lawyer Heather-Ann Mendes is Greater Sudbury's newest judge. She has been appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Sudbury as of May 23.
“Justice Heather-Ann Mendes has been in private practice in Sault Ste. Marie since 2005, focusing on family and child protection law,” said a provincial news release.
Mendes is a partner with O'Neill Delorenzi Mendes Nanne.
In addition to serving as a panel lawyer with the Office of the Children's Lawyer, she has been a family and child protection mediator and a Deputy Judge for the Small Claims Court. For the past decade, Mendes has also served as a volunteer with the Art Gallery of Algoma.
Mendes is married to Sault Ste. Marie Progressive Conservative MPP Ross Romano.