Joanne has been a family law lawyer for more than 30 years, has been married for 30 years, and has raised her kids and her cats. She has a huge dose of common sense, in addition to her knowledge of law and process. Her task is to get to know her client, where her client wants to go, and then set a path with her client that ensures the client will reach his or her goal. Joanne encourages her clients to keep the money in the family, keep legal accounts as low as possible, and keep the conflict to a minimum, to get the best outcome in what usually is a difficult, complicated situation. She sets her clients up for success. Where Court, a public process, is necessary, Joanne and her clients go. Typically however, privacy is a gift many of Joanne’s clients want so her clients task her with stick-handling them through the situation to get to a private resolution. Family matters are tough enough without added publicity. Joanne has been the Family Law Practice Group Leader Lerners LLP in Toronto since 2013
Certified Specialist and Mediator
Certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Family Law.
Certified by the Denver Institute as a Mediator
Certified to practice Collaborative Law