Toronto Family Lawyer Susan Dixon has a reputation as an effective courtroom advocate, and for 30 years met the Law Society of Upper Canada’s rigorous criteria for Courtroom Family Lawyers.

The emotional and financial costs involved in family law litigation however diminish family resources and destroy any fabric of collegiality and cooperation between families that Susan unequivocally decided to stop needlessly litigating.

Susan is now primarily practicing in uncontested divorces, separation agreements, collaborative law, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, in which she serves as an effective Family Law Practitioner.

Professional Highlights

  • B.A. 1979. York University, Toronto, Ontario
  • M.S.W. 1981. University of Toronto
  • LL.B 1984. Windsor Law School, Windsor, Ontario
  • Bar Admission Course, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Sole Practitioner since 1988, with practice limited to Family Law
  • Past member of the Panel of the Children’s Lawyer in Ontario, representing children in custody, access and child protection cases
  • Law Society of Upper Canada Bar Admission Instructor
  • Former College Professor at Seneca College, Toronto
  • Former College Professor at Fanshawe College, London
  • Riverdale Mediation
  • Alumni – Faculty of Social Work, Toronto


  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • OCLF Ontario Collaborative Law Federation

Continuing Legal Education

  • Family Law Statutory Update
  • 6 Min. Family Law Lawyer
  • Family Law Summit
  • Trials without Tribulations – Running a Family Law Trials
  • Yearly Reviews of the Family Law Act
  • Small Business Conference and Expo
  • Pensions and Family Law
  • Taxation and Family Law
  • Special Lectures in Family Law
  • Real Estate for Family Lawyers
  • Divorce
  • Bankruptcy and Divorce
  • Probate Estate Planning and Guardianship in Divorce
  • Pros & Cons of Collaborative Family Law
  • Dissipation of Marital Property