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 Ontario 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 Ontario and the Canadian Bar Association

Lexpert Ranked Lawyer 2023



Awards & Recognition

  • OBA Award for Excellence in Family Law (in Memory of James G. McLeod) - 2015
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory - Family Law
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada© - Family Law


  • The Advocates’ Society
  • American Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Executive Committee, Family Arbitration Section, ADR Institute of Ontario
  • Professional Advisory Committee, Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto
  • Board member, Association of Jewish Family and Children Agencies of North America
  • Past President, Jewish Family and Child Service of Greater Toronto
  • Past Chair, Family Law Specialty Committee, the Law Society of Upper Canada


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


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