Cochrane Saxberg is proud to announce that two new lawyers, Colin Fingas and Debbie Buors, have joined our firm this summer!

Colin was called to the bar on June 24, 2021. He practices primarily in the areas of Criminal Law and Child Protection. He graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Political Studies in 2015 and a Master of Arts degree in Political Studies in 2018. During his time in law school, he volunteered at the University of Manitoba Community Law Centre, the Legal Help Centre, and the Welcome Place. Prior to joining Cochrane Saxberg, he worked as a staff attorney with Legal Aid Manitoba, representing clients facing serious and complex charges. Outside of the courtroom, Colin enjoys travelling, cooking, playing the piano, spending time at the cabin, and playing sports, such as softball.

Debbie is a Metis woman with family roots in St. Laurent, Manitoba. She is a proud member of the Manitoba Metis Federation. After graduating from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor’s degree in Law, 2003, Debbie joined the Crown’s office at Manitoba Prosecutions Service. During that time, she became an expert in conducting significant and complicated trials before the Provincial Court and the Queen’s Bench of Manitoba. Leaving the Crown’s office as a senior Crown Attorney, Debbie developed expertise in the areas of Criminal Law, Regulatory Law, Youth Criminal Justice and Child Protection. Her involvement within the Justice system has allowed her to resolve cases professionally and competently through conflict resolution inside and outside the courtroom.

Welcome to Colin and Debbie!