Meet the President, Howard E. Warren
After obtaining a B.A. in psychology from the University of Toronto, I received my LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario in 1975. I've been practicing law since being called to the bar in Ontario in 1977, and am a member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada. I've been in the continuous practice of civil and family law litigation for over 30 years.
I deal on a daily basis with family law matters such as divorce, custody/access, child & spousal support, division of family property, and all related issues. I also have considerable experience in negotiating and drafting marriage and cohabitation agreements, as well as separation agreements.
In civil law, I've appeared before, and have been successful at all levels of the Ontario courts, arguing commercial matters as well as cases relating to shareholder disputes, real estate, defamation, estates, torts (civil wrongs), wrongful dismissal, and others.
The recent trend has been toward alternate dispute resolution. I've appeared as counsel in many mediation/arbitrations. I completed a course at Harvard University in mediation, and then took a course on power imbalances in mediation/arbitration. I'm one of very few permitted by the Attorney General of Ontario to arbitrate family law matters (and any other matter, but for labour disputes), after having successfully completed a certificate course in arbitration. I've also been appointed as a Dispute Resolution Officer (D.R.O.) of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.
I've been married for over 20 years, and am the proud father of four sons.