Bio:Ms. Ross (née Wannamaker) is a Belleville native who has worked in criminal law since her Call to the Bar in 1997. She has an Honours B.A. from McGill University and an LL.B. from Queen’s University.
Ms. Ross has worked in private practice, as a Supervisor of Duty Counsel for Legal Aid Ontario, and as an Assistant Crown Attorney in various locations in the province of Ontario. She has appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice and Superior Court of Ontario, in all areas of criminal law, including homicide. She has completed multiple jury trials and many complex and sensitive prosecutions. She was the Designated Domestic Violence Crown for many years. She is a strong believer in ongoing education and has also taught Advocacy at Loyalist College.
She believes in the concept of stewardship: that we are each given a life and should make the most of that life by serving others.
Ms. Ross lives in Belleville with her spouse and three of their five children and enjoys paddle-boarding in her spare time.
Bio:Native to Belleville, it has been Ms. Graydon’s ambition to pursue a career in criminal law. Ms. Graydon was admitted to the bar in 2013 and thereafter joined the Provincial Crown’s office. During her 5 years as Assistant Crown Attorney, Ms. Graydon prosecuted many complex cases including Attempted Murder, Armed Robbery, Arson and Sexual Assault. Ms. Graydon has a keen interest in the law of search and seizure and charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and Cannabis Act.
Ms. Graydon has a Bachelor of Commerce (BCOMM) degree from the University of Ottawa, and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Bond University in Queensland Australia. While at law school, Ms. Graydon was a member of the Equestrian Polo club.
Sarah’s experience has re-enforced her life training that there is no substitute for hard work and that honesty, integrity and fairness are bywords for a successful lawyer.
Sarah sits on the board of the Hasting County Law Association, has taught Advocacy at Loyalist College, and coached the Bayside High School moot team. Ms. Graydon enjoys travelling, competing her horse, skiing, and spending time with her family and friends.
Bio:Kendra is a native of the Belleville area. While she has studied both on Canada’s east coast and abroad, she happily returned to the region to practice law after graduating from the University of New Brunswick Law School in 2015.
Prior to joining Graydon Ross in 2021, and since having been called to the bar in 2016, Kendra first worked primarily in the areas of family law, child protection law, and civil litigation. She has been driven by the desire of maintaining a fair and reasonable approach to her files, while always keeping the client’s needs and best interests at the forefront. She prides herself on providing honest and knowledgeable representation to her clients.
While at Graydon Ross LLP, Kendra looks forward to the challenging new role of practicing criminal law with an emphasis on the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.