About Us

Emily and Patrick are a wife and husband team who practice exclusively family law in Hamilton, Brantford and the surrounding areas. They are well experienced in litigation and negotiation. Emily and Patrick handle their family matters with care and professionalism.

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Meet Your Legal Team

Emily Van Looyen

Emily Van Looyen


Emily has practiced family law for the past six years and routinely attends the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice and Unified Family Courts. Emily handles all manners of family law issues.

Emily is well-versed in issues stemming from separation and takes a caring and pragmatic approach to your family law needs.

She is empaneled as an agent for the Office of the Children’s Lawyer, representing children in family law and child protection matters.

Emily volunteers as a Lawyer Supervisor for Pro Bono Students Canada and is on the Board of Directors for Contact Hamilton.

To contact Emily, email her at :

Patrick Fallon

Patrick Fallon


Patrick is well experienced in family litigation, having practiced family law for over six years. Patrick regularly attends the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice and Unified Family Courts. Patrick handles all manners of family law issues.

Patrick encourages settlement in matters and assists with the preparation of domestic contracts, including separation agreements, cohabitation agreements and marriage contracts, in addition to litigation.

Patrick is an involved member of the Hamilton and Dundas tennis community in his spare time.

To contact Patrick, email him at:

Nicole Wolfe

Legal Assistant

Nicole started her Family Law career in December of 2000 with a sole practitioner in Burlington. In June 2014, she moved to a new position in Brantford to expand her knowledge and skill as a legal assistant. In the summer of 2023, Nicole eagerly joined our firm.

Over the decades, Nicole has provided support to hundreds of individuals, assisting them in navigating the emotional journey of separation and litigation. She thoroughly enjoys taking the time to speak with clients and being that compassionate support during a difficult time.

Nicole can be reached at nicole@vanlooyenandfallon.com

Kathryn Pereira

Law Clerk

Kathryn has a number of years of experience as a law clerk. She provides compassionate and efficient client service and is aimed towards resolution.

Prior to working at Van Looyen and Fallon, she established her career by working and volunteering at various firms around the Greater Toronto Area since 2015. Kathryn’s experiences have assisted her in establishing a strong knowledge of Family, and Civil Law.

She has a Bachelor of Social Science from the University of Ottawa and subsequently completed the Paralegal Program at Algonquin College.

Kathryn can be reached at kathryn@vanlooyenandfallon.com