Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC)
Member of Collaborative Practice Toronto (CPT)
Member of Public Awareness Committee and Small Practice Group CPT
Member of International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)
Member of Mayfair Club, Lakeshore, Toronto
Member of Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Halloween Street Show Association, Riverdale, Toronto
Education and Year of Call
BA., Western University, Sociology (Honours BA), 1983.
LL.B., Western University Law (LLB), 1986.
Trinity College, University of Dublin Law School, Dublin, Ireland (summer course “Comparative Civil Liberties”), 1985.
Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio (one term Exchange Program), 1985.
Sharyn is a family lawyer with over 25 years’ experience helping clients get the best possible results through cost-effective, solution oriented advocacy. She supports clients during a difficult transition time, often teaming up with financial specialists and family counselors to ensure her clients’ legal, emotional and financial needs are met. Sharyn has successfully worked on hundreds of settlements and has developed expertise in handling challenging, complex situations with an assertive rather than aggressive style.
Sharyn attends many professional seminars/conferences and trainings and has also trained other professionals, made presentations, spoken on radio, and written articles about conflict resolution. Sharyn also draws from invaluable volunteering experience as a founding member and past Co-Chair of Collaborative Practice Toronto (CPT), a group of over 120 family lawyers, financial and family professionals, specially trained in non-adversarial negotiation. Sharyn is also a past President of New Directions (a non-profit organization for the support of bereaved and separating women, now part of the United Way).