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Lorne H. Wolfson

Tel: 416 777 5414 Fax: 1 888 587 9144

A senior member of the Family Law bar and a senior partner in our Family Law Group, Lorne’s practice includes all aspects of family law, including divorce, custody and access, property, support, and domestic contracts. He conducts litigation before every level of court in Ontario, as well as providing mediation and arbitration services. He also acts as counsel to lawyers and accountants addressing family law concerns that arise in business, wills and estates, and personal financial planning. He has been a partner with Torkin Manes since 1979.

Lorne has been accredited as a family mediator by the Ontario Association for Family Mediation. He is also a Dispute Resolution Officer of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and sits on the Family Law Rules Committee.

Lorne is recognized for his mediation and arbitration expertise and has completed the following related specialty training:

  • Harvard Negotiation Institution Mediation Workshop
  • Law Society of Upper Canada Mediation Course
  • Mediation and Domestic Violence Training

 

Lorne currently holds several teaching positions, including:

  • Instructor, Family Law Section, Can Bar Prep
  • Instructor, Family Law 101 Course
  • Instructor, Family Law Arbitration Course
  • Instructor, Basic Family Mediation Course
  • Continuing Legal Education programmes with the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Canadian Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

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Community Involvement

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Memberships

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Expertise

Education

  • LL.M., University of British Columbia, 1976
  • LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1974

Credentials

  • Certified as an Arbitrator by the ADR Institute of Ontario
  • Certified as a Specialist in Family Law by The Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1977

Publications & Presentations

Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Out-of-court dispute resolution focus of Divorce Act overhaul

A version of this article was originally published in the The Lawyer’s Daily on May 25, 2018.   In the most significant overhaul of the Div...
Jun 12, 2018
Presentation

Lorne Wolfson discusses achieving third party settlements when criminal charges are involved in

The Lawyer's Daily Many family law cases have parallel criminal proceedings. These proceedings may arise from events related to the family law case (domestic assaults, h...
Mar 8, 2018
Article

Achieving third party settlements when criminal charges are involved

The Lawyers Daily Many family law cases have parallel criminal proceedings. These proceedings may arise from events related to the family law case (domestic assaults,...
Mar 8, 2018
Article

What to do when third parties impede settlement

The Lawyers Daily While most family law cases involve only two parties, there can be many other parties who may play a significant role in the settlement of the case.
Feb 7, 2018

News & Media

Firm News

Lorne Wolfson to moderate panel at the Family Dispute Resolution of Ontario's 2018 Conference

Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario’s (FDRIO) Annual Conference Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario’s conference will be held on Monday, November 19, 2018 in Toronto.
Sep 7, 2018
Firm News

Torkin Manes Family Law Group secures top ranking in the 2019 edition of Chambers & Partners High Net Worth

Chambers & Partners High Net Worth Torkin Manes is pleased to be ranked Band 1 by Chambers High Net Worth 2018 in the area of Family/Matrimonial Law in Canada.
Aug 22, 2018
Firm News

Torkin Manes lawyers featured in The Best Lawyers in Canada© 2019

The Best Lawyers in Canada We are pleased to announce that 22 of our partners have recently been recognized as leaders.
Aug 21, 2018
In the News

Federal government looks to put children first in Divorce Act overhaul — Lorne Wolfson discusses the changes in The Globe and Mail

The federal Liberal government is aiming to protect children from high-conflict divorces, by emphasizing alternatives to courtroom battles and by usin...
Jun 21, 2018

Events

3rd Annual FDRIO Conference

Lorne Wolfson will be speaking at the upcoming third annual FDRIO Conference. The conference is taking place on November 20th and 21st. The conf...
Nov 20, 2017 - Nov 21, 2017