Brenda is a lawyer and mediator at Brenda Christen Mediation in Toronto. Brenda approaches family disputes with an emphasis on smart practical solutions. Her direct and approachable manner has earned her the respect and confidence of clients and colleagues alike. Brenda has been selected by her peers as Mediator of the Year for 2021 by Best Lawyers for Toronto family law and as Lawyer of the Year for 2020 for Toronto Family Law. In addition she is again included in Best Lawyers annual publication for her work in both family law and mediation this year. Brenda is also ranked as "Most Frequently Recommended" in the Canadian Legal L'Expert directory, another peer reviewed publication. While Brenda has acted successfully on leading cases at both the trial and appellate levels, she prefers constructive resolutions and now focuses primarily on her mediation/arbitration practice at brendachristenmediation.com.