Scott Byers, Family Lawyer in Toronto

Scott Byers


Called to the Ontario Bar in 2014, Scott practiced as a legal aid clinic lawyer in some of Toronto’s highest-need communities before joining Martha McCarthy & Company LLP as an associate in 2016. He has appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, and various administrative tribunals.

Scott practices in all areas of family law but has a particular interest in assisting families experiencing high conflict parenting disputes, and cases that involve the intersection of family, constitutional, and Indigenous law.

Scott holds an undergraduate degree in political science and philosophy from Simon Fraser University. He received his law degree from the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Law before undertaking graduate work at Osgoode Hall Law School. Scott completed extensive clinical training while at law school and served as research assistant to both the Law Society of Saskatchewan Libraries and the Ariel F. Sallows Chair in Human Rights.

Scott is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association, the Advocates’ Society, the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, and sits on the Board of Directors for South Etobicoke Community Legal Services.

A prairie transplant, Scott takes a thoughtful but pragmatic, results-oriented approach to the practice of all areas of family law.