Aaron Franks

Aaron Franks

Epstein Cole LLP

Recognized since 2014

Toronto, Ontario

Practice Areas

Family Law

Family Law Mediation

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Family Law
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Experienced in all aspects of family law, Aaron’s clients trust him to recognize the unique complexities of their case and to provide practical solutions that work best for them not only now – but into the future. With extensive legal knowledge and a strategic mindset, he is equally effective at reaching creative, amicable resolutions through negotiation or mediation as he is advocating for his clients in court.

As a partner at Epstein Cole, Aaron’s practice encompasses all areas of family law and the defence of solicitor's negligence claims. His background in business and finance allow him to skillfully address issues related to property and cross-border issues within the family law context. Aaron's practice ranges from complex financial issues to national and international child abduction.

Aaron has acted as counsel at all levels of court in Ontario, including the Supreme Court of Canada. He is regularly retained as a mediator and arbitrator in private disputes and has been appointed as a Dispute Resolution Officer for the Superior Court of Justice in Toronto.

He is an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School where he teaches family law and was also an instructor with the Family Law Section of the Bar Admission Course. He regularly participates in speaking engagements on various family law topics across the country. He has been on the Editorial Board of the Reports of Family Law since 2005, and he is the Co-Author of "Franks & Zalev – This Week in Family Law", a weekly family law newsletter published in FamilySource by WestlawNext Canada.

Aaron puts his clients’ minds at ease with his calm demeanour, thorough approach, and wit when appropriate. You can expect Aaron to take full ownership of your case, caring not only about the outcome but about you.


  • 393 University Avenue, Suite 2200
    Toronto, ON M5G 1E6

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 1998
  • Ontario, 1998


  • Advocates' Society - Board of Directors
  • AFCC - Member
  • Ontario Bar Association - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Family Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Family Law, Toronto, Canada (2015)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 for work in:

  • Family Law
  • Family Law Mediation

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