Joanna Radbord is a partner at McCarthy Hansen & Company LLP. Her practice focuses on family law and constitutional litigation. Joanna was awarded the Law Society Medal for exceptional career achievements and contributions to her community in the areas of LGBTQ2+ rights, family law, constitutional and human rights. She has also received the Lexpert Zenith Award: Celebrating Women in Law and the Canadian Bar Association Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Conference Hero Award.
Joanna was involved in the leading LGBTQ2+ family equality cases including spousal status for same-sex couples (M v H), equal marriage (Halpern), trans parenting (Forrester), birth registration (Rutherford), three parent recognition (AA v BB) and defining parentage (Grand). Joanna is currently counsel to an Indigenous mother seeking to preserve equal access to Ontario’s child and spousal support protections (Beaver v Hill).