David Frenkel has been practicing exclusively family law since 2008. David has volunteered with various organizations including the Jewish Family and Child Services, the Ontario Mandatory Information Program and women’s shelters and centres throughout the Greater Toronto Area. David has also published in the Canadian Family Law Quarterly, the Ontario Bar Association magazine Matrimonial Affairs, Law Times, The Lawyer’s Weekly and the Globe and Mail among others. David’s speaking engagements include the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), the Medical Psychotherapy Association Canada (MPAC), the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), the Law Society of Ontario Annual Family Law Summit, Jewish Family and Child Services, and Boost (Child & Youth Advocacy Centre).
Awards & Recognition
Published articles in About Face: Essays on Addiction, Recovery, Therapies, and Controversies, Paperback 2019
Excerpts from Lawyer’s Daily article referenced in the House of Commons Debates on Bill C-78, 2018.
M. Holder-Franklin Award for Excellence in Science Research
David has been practising exclusively in the area of family law and child protection since being called to the Ontario Bar in 2014. David joins Frenkel Tobin having previously spent time at a boutique family law firm where he gained experience in all aspects of family law.
Prior to his career in law, David worked in the financial industry as a mutual fund compliance officer. This experience provided him with a thorough understanding of financial instruments. David represents clients at all levels of court in Ontario and before the Child and Family Services Review Board. Although David is a strong and confident litigator, he strives to resolve his clients’ issues through negotiation and alternative dispute resolution.
David has experience:
representing parents involved in child protection proceedings
representing parties in family proceedings
negotiating domestic contracts of all kinds
representing parties in adoption proceedings
David is a member of various professional organizations including:
Christina’s practice is client focused and results orientated. Christina is a strong and emphatic
advocate while striving to resolve issues without unnecessary expense for her clients.
Christina obtained her law degree from Queen’s University in 2019 and was called to the bar in
June 2020. Prior to joining Frenkel Tobin, Christina practiced at a family law and estate litigation
firm in Toronto. Christina has experience in mediation, arbitration, and litigation and has worked
on complex files related to all areas of family law, including property and income matters,
parenting issues, and interjurisdictional disputes.
Christina developed a keen interest in family law during her time at Queen’s University which
has continued throughout her legal career. Christina was a caseworker with the Queen’s Family
Law Clinic and acted as the Program Coordinator of the Family Law Project, a program
administered by Pro Bono Students Canada. Christina also completed an internship at a family
law firm in Kingston, Ontario wherein she received the course award for highest academic
Outside of the office, Christina enjoys spending time exploring Toronto (on foot or her bicycle)
and visiting her family on Manitoulin Island.
Christina is a member of the Family Lawyers Association and the York Region Law Association.
Awards & Recognition
Course Award for highest academic standing in Family and Children’s Law Placement
Course Award for highest academic standing in Fiduciary Obligations
Deniz received her law degree from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and will be called in 2022.
During law school, she worked as a student caseworker in the family law division at Downtown Legal Services providing free legal assistance to low-income clients. Deniz also volunteered with the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic as a court support worker and was senior editor of the Indigenous Law Journal.
Along with her passion for family law, she is interested in social justice issues and bettering her community.
Samantha received her law degree from the University of Cape Town Faculty of Law in 2018 and was admitted as a lawyer to the Cape Town High Court in 2021 after two years of doing her articles at a reputable law firm in Cape Town with a focus on family law.
During her studies, she was a founding member of the UCT Moot Society as well as a member of numerous academic, cultural and charitable societies.
Prior to joining Frenkel Tobin, Samantha practiced as a family law lawyer in Cape Town, South Africa for two years. Samantha has experience in alternative dispute resolution and litigation of family law matters.
Samantha has written articles for her firm’s website and social media. She has further appeared on the radio speaking about legal issues on numerous occasions.
Since university, Samantha has always had a keen interest and passion for family law. Aside from her practice, she assisted low-income clients on a pro-bono basis in her community.
Outside the office, Samantha enjoys running, hiking and spending time with her family.
LL.B, Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town
Charlotte has been practicing exclusively in the area of family law and child protection for almost 30 years. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1989. She is widely recognized as a leader in the area of child protection. Her areas of practice encompass all issues arising from cohabitation and marriage, with particular expertise in legal issues related to children. Charlotte has represented children, parents, extended family and community members, Children’s Aid Societies, women’s shelters, youth organizations and government ministries at all levels of the Ontario courts.
She has conducted training, authored materials and made presentations on various legal topics to a wide array of audiences, including judges, lawyers, law students, police officers, children’s mental health professionals, and teachers, among others.
Charlotte has published and lectured extensively on family law topics and has been a regular contributor to the National Judicial Institute and Family Law programs. Charlotte is, and has been, an active participant on many committees and pilot projects aimed at reforming and improving the family law system.