Rob Brown was a successful lawyer at a litigation specialty firm in downtown Toronto. He practiced there for ten years and worked on some high profile cases when he felt the grip of the big city tightening. ''I knew if I was going to make a change I had to do it then,'' he said, ''before the business, partnership and society connections in the city became too strong.''
Rob attended a speech at the Law Society discussing the lack of lawyers working in areas beyond Toronto's borders. It started him thinking seriously about making a change. For some time, he had had it in the back of his mind to move and practice in a smaller centre. Rob had grown up in Dryden and his wife Gail was from a town near Montreal. So they began looking to make a move outside of Toronto.
As it happened, there was an opportunity in Orangeville. Bill Stutz had established a firm in town in 1973 and, after 30 years, wanted to step back a little from the front line and move toward retirement. At the same time he saw the region growing and flourishing and a bright future for his business. In January of 2004, Rob joined the firm as an associate and, with his wife and daughter, moved to Orangeville
Robert Brown, B.A.(Hons), LL.B.
''We bought a house right away,'' said Rob. There was - and still is - a significant difference
in price from Toronto to Dufferin County but that is just the beginning of the appeal. ''From a personal perspective the area is beautiful, he said. ''You have the ability to leave your house and in just five minutes you're walking along the Bruce Trail.'' Rob feels the recreat