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Gary S. Joseph LL.B, LL.M., C.S.

Managing Partner

Gary Joseph leads our Family Law Practice as Partner and Chair of MacDonald & Partners LLP. Gary is an experienced practitioner and a highly respected Family Law expert in Canada.

Gary Joseph will be speaking at the 2018 National Family Law Conference in Vancouver
(July 8-12)

Experienced Family Law Practitioner

  • Certified Specialist in Family Law
  • Fellow of the International Association of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Called to the Ontario Bar (1978)-Member of Alberta Bar, since 1985
  • Has been reported in over 250 Family Law decisions at all Court levels in Ontario and Alberta
  • Experienced Family Law Trial and Appellate Counsel
  • Trained Family Law Mediator
  • Appeared as Counsel in family law matter in the Supreme Court of Canada

Recognized and Respected Family Law Expert

  • Past Family law instructor, Ontario Bar Admission course
  • Author, Handling a Family Law Matter in Ontario
  • Author Family Law Litigation Handbook (Ontario)
  • Co-Author Family Law Litigation Handbook (Alberta)
  • Co-Author, Family Law Arbitration in Canada
  • Founding Lecturer, Family Information Session program of the Superior Court of Justice, recognized by the Chief Justice for his efforts
  • Top 50 Family Law lawyers, as noted by Lawday an international publication
  • Author of numerous articles on Family Law in various professional and public media, including an article in the Huffington Post Marriage and Divorce attitudes: tidal wave of change

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