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
LL.B, University of Windsor
B.Sc. (Honours), University of Windsor
Called to the Ontario Bar
The Importance of Psychological Testing in Canadian Family Law, Canadian Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 39, Iss. 2, (June 2020)
A Checklist and Guide to Joint Family Ventures for Common Law Spouses, 10th Annual Family Law Summit, Law Society of Upper Canada, 2016
Joint Family Venture: A Synthesis of the Post-Kerr Case Law, Canadian Family Law Quarterly, 34 C.L.F.Q. 35, 2014
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:
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.
Carly Mellon is a recent graduate from Conestoga College’s paralegal program. Carly first completed her undergrad from the University of Guelph majoring in Criminal Justice and Public Policy, with a minor in Sociology. During her paralegal course at Conestoga College she completed an internship at a Provincial Offences firm in Guelph. Carly wrote informative and educational blog posts for the firm’s website as well as assisted in trial preparation for various cases. She received her paralegal license with the Law Society of Ontario in March 2020. Carly has always had a passion for family law and a great interest in working in this area of the legal field.