Chelsey J. Cook was born and raised in Cornwall, graduating from Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School in 2005. After completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Ottawa, with an Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences with a Specialization in criminology and a minor in psychology in 2009, Chelsey studied law at Bond University on the Gold Coast of Australia from 2012-2013. Prior to her studies abroad, Chelsey was awarded the Padma and Hari Harilela scholarship for strong academic achievement and extensive community involvement. During her studies at Bond University, Chelsey interned at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in Queensland, Australia.
In 2013, Chelsey received her Juris Doctor degree with Second Class, division B honours. She then received her Certificate of Qualification from the National Committee on Accreditation of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada in February of 2014.
Chelsey articled at McDonald, Duncan LLP (as it was formerly known) in 2014 and was called to the Bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada on January 23, 2015. Since her call, Chelsey started her own firm, together with a member of the local bar which was in operation from 2015 to 2021. Chelsey returned to McDonald, Duncan, Doré LLP in Summer of 2021 and she became partner in January of 2022.
Chelsey was a member of board for the Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry Law Association from 2016 – 2021. Chelsey is presently a member of the board of the Madagascar School Project.
Chelsey has spent her career assisting clients of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry in the areas of Family Law and Civil Litigation, but she has expanded her practice areas to include:
- Estate Conveyancing
- Land Development
- Condominium Law
- Multi-unit Residential
- Newly Constructed/Resale
- Private Mortgages
- Severances/Minor Variances/Zoning Changes
- Single Family Homes/Town Homes/Condominiums
- Title Insurance
- Trust Transfers
- Wills and Power of Attorney
- Estate Administration