Lesley Burke, Partner at McCarthy Hansen & Company, Toronto

Lesley Burke


Lesley was called to the Bar in Ontario in 2010. She received a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto in 2009 and has a B.A. (Honours) in Political Science from McMaster University.

Lesley is an experienced litigator. She represents clients with a wide variety of family law issues, providing strategic, litigation-focused advice based on more than a decade of courtroom experience. Lesley also works with clients to reach efficient, practical resolutions to their legal issues outside of the court system.

Lesley’s practice areas include separation and parenting agreements, domestic contracts, custody and access agreements, and complex property division. Lesley regularly assists clients in negotiating and mediating resolutions to their family law matters.

Prior to joining McCarthy Hansen & Company, Lesley practised criminal, quasi-criminal and administrative law. Her familiarity with the criminal justice system is often an asset in high-conflict family law cases. She has appeared at all levels of court in Ontario.

Lesley is a member of the Toronto Lawyer’s Association, Ontario Bar Association and The Advocates’ Society.