Justyna is an associate in our Family Law group.
Justyna has been primarily focused on family law throughout her legal career. As a law student at Western University, she participated in an externship during which she had the opportunity to shadow sole practitioners, family law duty counsel and judges of the London Unified Family Court. She was also a member of Western Law’s inaugural Walsh Family Law Negotiation Competition team in 2016.
Justyna worked extensively with the Family Law group during her time as a summer and articling student at Torkin Manes through the Partner Intensive Program.
As an associate, Justyna advises clients on all areas of family law, including financial issues relating to property and support, domestic contracts and complex parenting issues. She has appeared on matters before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Justice, and has assisted on appeals to the Superior Court of Justice and Divisional Court as junior counsel. Justyna is a fierce advocate for her clients both in a litigation setting and when resolving matters outside of court, including through direct negotiation, mediation and/or arbitration.
Justyna is passionate about family law outside of her practice. She is the current editor-in-chief of Money & Family Law, a newsletter for professionals in family law, estates, trusts, and tax planning and sits on the planning committee for the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario’s (“FDRIO”) annual conference. Most recently, Justyna was elected to the executive committee of the Ontario Bar Association – Family Law Section for 2020-2021.