Deborah Graham, Family Lawyer, Collaborative Practitioner, Mediator
124 Merton Street
Toronto, Ontario M4S 2Z2
Focused on settlement every step of the way, Deborah works exclusively on negotiating settlements through Collaborative Practice or Mediation. Through listening, coaching, educating and advocating, Deborah guides her clients to solutions that meet their short-term and long-term goals. With a degree in commerce, Deborah has a solid background for working with clients or spouses with owner-operated businesses or franchises. She has extensive experience in working with complex property settlements and high income support cases. She has established strong working relationships with a network of corporate lawyers, accountants, valuators and financial planners to ensure that settlements are practical and tax efficient. Deborah’s other undergraduate major was psychology. She is sensitive to the difficult emotions involved in separation and is responsive to the needs of her clients. Deborah is child-focused and creative, ensuring that settlements reached support the well being of the children. Deborah has been practicing exclusively in the area of family law for twenty years and has received advanced training in Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration and Collaborative Practice. Committed to education and sharing her expertise, Deborah is an Adjunct Faculty Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School where she teaches Collaborative Lawyering. She has spoken and led workshops at the annual conferences of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and other professional organizations. Deborah currently sits on the board of directors of Collaborative Practice Toronto. Deborah was featured in Esteem, a Canadian Magazine for Professional Women, interviewed about Collaborative Practice on CBC Ontario Today and Rogers’s Toronto Speaks: Legal Advice and featured in several videos for the public launched by the Ontario Collaborative Lawyers Federation.