Valarie Matthews, Family Lawyer, McCarthy Hansen & Company LLP in Toronto

Valarie Matthews


Valarie represents and advises clients on all issues related to divorce, parenting, spousal and child support, division of property, separation agreements, and marriage contracts. She joined McCarthy Hansen & Company LLP in 2016. Prior to joining MHC, Valarie practiced competition and antitrust law in Washington, D.C. and Toronto. She regularly appears in court and represents clients in private mediations and arbitrations. Valarie is also a mediator and works with families to resolve their financial and parenting disputes cooperatively.

Valarie is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where she was recognized for her commitment to pro bono work, and she holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with High Honours from the University of Georgia.

Valarie is an active member of her community as a regular contributor to continuing education programs related to family law. Valarie also sits on the board of The June Callwood Centre for Young Women (Jessie’s Centre) which provides educational and social supports for young people who are pregnant and parenting. Valarie was selected as a Member-at-Large to The Advocates’ Society’s Family Law Practice Group for the 2024/2025 term. She lives in Toronto with her husband, three children, and a dog named Moose.