Who We Are

Jason Schmidt, Civil Litigation Lawyer
Jason A. Schmidt, H.B.A. J.D.

Jason A. Schmidt graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Political Science, and as a lawyer from Queen’s University with a Juris Doctor degree. While studying to become a lawyer, Jason was very involved volunteering with Queen’s Legal Aid. Jason articled in a Toronto litigation firm, following which he relocated to Port Hope to join what became Mann McCracken Bebee & Schmidt.

Jason is a lawyer with extensive experience in a broad range of civil litigation matters, and has appeared before the Superior Court, the Divisional Court, the Court of Appeal, Small Claims Court, the Landlord and Tenant Board, the Human Rights Tribunal, the Labour Board, the Social Security Tribunal, and various professional disciplinary bodies.

Email Jason | Ext. 2000

Scott McCracken, B.A.Sc., J.D.
Scott McCracken, B.A.Sc., J.D.

Scott McCracken was born and raised in Northumberland County. Graduating from the University of Windsor in 2008 with his degree in Mechanical Engineering, Scott returned to Northumberland County to work with his family.

Scott attended Bond University in Australia in 2014 and obtained his Juris Doctor in December 2016, following which he worked at a local law firm. Scott is now an associate with Schmidt Law Legal Services with his main areas of focus being real estate law, wills/estate administration, employment law and business/ corporate law.

During his time in Northumberland County, Scott has developed a strong sense of community and is involved in many organizations in the area such as the Chamber of Commerce, Cobourg Rotary and the Northumberland United Way. Scott is always looking for ways to help his community and extend his network of contacts. Scott’s hobbies and interests include all sports, computers and working with vehicles.

Email Scott | Ext. 2400

Stefania Del Rizzo, Lawyer
Stefania Del Rizzo, Lawyer

Stefania Del Rizzo graduated from York University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society before attending the University of Windsor where she obtained a Juris Doctor. While attending the University of Windsor, Stefania volunteered as a caseworker with the Legal Assistance of Windsor; assisting clients with a variety of matters before the Landlord and Tenant Board, the Social Benefits Tribunal and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board.

After articling and practicing as a lawyer in Vaughan, Stefania is now an associate with Schmidt Law Legal Services*. She currently provides a broad range of civil litigation services in relation to personal injury, wills and estates, employment, and real estate matters. Stefania collaborates with clients to find the most effective and cost-effective solutions to their issues. Stefania’s hobbies and interests include board games, documentaries and illustration.

Email Stefania | Ext. 2100

Bridget Jokitalo, Lawyer
Bridget Jokitalo, Lawyer

Bridget is a proud resident of Northumberland County, having been born and raised in the area. She studied International Development at the University of Guelph, and completed her LLB at SouthBank University in London, England.

Bridget returned to Canada and practiced civil litigation and provincial prosecutions in Sudbury, ON, before returning to Cobourg to practice in family law and general solicitor’s practice. Bridget practiced in Peterborough as counsel for the Kawartha Haliburton Children’s Aid Society.

Bridget joined Schmidt Law* in 2021, practicing in the areas of family law, civil litigation, estates and real estate. Bridget relies on her significant experience to provide her clients practical and helpful advice while navigating the court system.

Bridget travelled extensively throughout her youth and has significant experience in volunteering for communities locally and abroad.

Email Bridget | Ext. 2200

Jackie Bissonnette, Real Estate Law Clerk
Jackie Bissonnette, Real Estate Law Clerk

Jackie Bissonnette holds a Paralegal Diploma from Durham College and a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Legal Studies from Ontario Tech University.

Email Jackie | Ext.

Alison Herron, Law Clerk
Alison Herron, Law Clerk

Alison Herron is a Cobourg native who holds a Legal Administration/Law Clerk designation from Durham College.

Alison worked in a large Toronto firm for several years before returning to her home town to join Mann McCracken Bebee & Schmidt, and subsequently Schmidt Law Legal Services*.

Email Alison | Ext. 2050

Olga Tryfonova, Law Clerk
Olga Tryfonova, Law Clerk

Olga Tryfanova holds an Interpreter/Translator certificate the Ukrainian Institute of Information Technologies and speaks 4 languages.

Having worked in different areas of law in Ukraine and then in Canada, Olga recently studied real estate law at the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario. She joins Schmidt Law Legal Services* with many years of exceptional customer service.

Email Olga | Ext. 2150

Lewis Waring, Paralegal
Lewis Waring, Paralegal

Lewis Waring is a licensed paralegal and third-year law student at the University of Manitoba. He was born in Cobourg but grew up in the United States before returning to Canada for university.

Lewis has experience in areas including human rights law, employment law, landlord-tenant disputes, and small claims litigation.

Email Lewis | Ext. 2250

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