On November 26th, Martha McCarthy attended at the Parliamentary Committee in Ottawa as a witness to the proposed amendments under Bill C-78. Martha spoke about the Unified Family Court, the importance of labels in family law, and the risk of a presumption of joint custody.

Martha’s brief can be found online at:

2018 Lexpert Rising Stars Winner

The Rising Stars awards recognize leading lawyers under 40. Heather was acknowledged for her expertise in high conflict, high net-worth divorce litigation, her understanding of corporate and tax law, and her commitment to maintaining a paper-less practice. Heather has led three electronic trials in which all exhibits and submissions were made electronically.

MMC congratulates this year’s Rising Stars, including our very own (we always knew you were one!)

For more information please see:

Martha McCarthy & Company is pleased to announce that Heather Hansen has been recognized among the “Best Lawyers” globally in 2019.
We are so proud of you, Heather!

This fall, we welcomed Kimberly Muio to the MMC team. Kim has experience in all areas of family law and child protection, where she has represented clients in mediation, arbitration, and all aspects of court proceedings and trial. Prior to joining MMC, Kim practiced for nearly a decade at a leading, full service Bay Street firm. Kim’s expertise in complex financial matters will be a valuable asset to all of us at MMC.

For more information please see Kimberly Muio

Joanna acted as Intervener for the Family Alliance Ontario, Sherbourne Health Centre in the 2017 case, Coates v Watson, successfully challenging provisions of the Family Law Act that previously denied support for adult children with disabilities.

For the full article, please see: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/11/15/province-to-include-adult-children-with-disabilities-in-child-support-law.html

Coates v Watson, 2017 ONCJ 454:

2017 Lexpert Zenith Award Winner

The team at Martha McCarthy & Company LLP offer warm congratulations to Joanna Radbord for receiving The 2017 Lexpert Zenith Awards: Celebrating Women in Law. This year’s awards celebrate the advancement of women in the legal profession.

Zenith Award 2017

For more information please see: 2017 Zenith Award Winners

Joanna Radbord, LSM

Each year, the Law Society of Upper Canada awards its top honour – the Law Society Medal – to selected lawyers who have made a significant contribution to the profession.

Martha McCarthy & Company LLP is pleased and proud to announce that Joanna Radbord received the Law Society Medal at a special ceremony on May 24, 2017. Joanna Radbord was recognized for numerous contributions to LGBTQ rights, family law, constitutional and human rights in the province of Ontario.

The team at Martha McCarthy & Company LLP congratulates Joanna Radbord on this magnificent honour.

Joanna Radbord receives the Law Society Medal at a special ceremony on May 24, 2017

Joanna Radbord receives the Law Society Medal at a special ceremony on May 24, 2017

Joanna Radbord and Martha McCarthy acted as counsel to the LGBTQ families challenging discriminatory parentage laws. Joanna was instrumental in advocating for and drafting the All Families are Equal Act. The Act provides equal treatment for all children regardless of how they were conceived.
For the complete statute, please see: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/S16023

Martha McCarthy, LSM of Martha McCarthy & Company LLP in Toronto, ON, Canada was recently inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL) at their Annual Meeting held April 2-6, 2016.

The Academy seeks out, identifies, acknowledges and honors those who have achieved a career of excellence through demonstrated skill and ability in jury trials, trials before the court and appellate practice. Members are
engaged in civil practice on both the plaintiff’s and the defendant’s side of the courtroom, and the trial of criminal cases. The Academy invites only lawyers who have attained the highest level of advocacy. A comprehensive screening process identifies the most distinguished members of the trial bar by means of both peer and judicial review. Ms. McCarthy has been evaluated by her colleagues and the judges in her jurisdiction and has been highly recommended by them as possessing these qualifications and characteristics.

Chartered in 1954, the Academy’s general purposes are to cultivate the science of jurisprudence, promote reforms in the law, facilitate the Administration of Justice, and elevate the standards of integrity, honor and
courtesy in the legal profession.

Download the press release at “Martha McCarthy was inducted at the International Academy of Trial Lawyers”