WHO WE ARE

We are strong and compassionate advocates who take the time to get to know our client’s needs.

MEET OUR TEAM

Our goal is to make you feel comfortable and confident knowing that we have the necessary expertise to achieve a resolution that works best for your family. Our experienced team is looking forward to working with you.

FOUNDING
PARTNER

FOUNDING PARTNER

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MELANIE
BATTAGLIA

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Melanie is the founding partner of Battaglia Law. She represents individuals in family law, education and guardianship matters. Melanie's family law practice encompasses all aspects of family law, including parenting issues, child and spousal support, domestic contracts and equalization and property issues, including complex tax and business law issues and shareholder's remedies. Melanie advocates for her clients through negotiation, mediation/arbitration, collaborative practice and when necessary, litigation. Melanie gained valuable experience working with some of the most highly respected family law lawyers in the province representing clients with a diverse range of personal and professional backgrounds, including high net-worth families.

Melanie represents young adults living with a disability in their parents’ family law matters and children and youth with disabilities in education law matters, with a particular focus on accommodations, discipline and safety issues at school. Melanie relies on her extensive volunteer work with the autism community and through the special education advisory committee of her local school board to successfully advocate for the children and youth that she represents.

Melanie is routinely consulted by other family law lawyers on disability related issues in family law, including child support for adult “children” living with a disability and for specific information on education and therapy supports for children living with autism.

Prior to founding Battaglia Law, Melanie was a partner at PooranLaw, specializing in supporting families with disabilities in family law and education law partners. Earlier in her career, Melanie maintained a civil and family litigation practice at prominent Bay Street firms in downtown Toronto, and family law boutique firms. She has also acted for family, estate and real estate lawyers in professional negligence matters.

Melanie has published in the areas of family law and social justice matters, and is a past contributor to The Lawyer's Daily, a division of LexisNexis Canada. An avid runner and varsity athlete, including completing the Chicago and Boston marathons, Melanie has received awards for excellence in combining academic and athletic achievement.

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EDUCATION

  • University of Windsor - LLB, 2007

  • University of Toronto - MA, 2002

  • Called to the Ontario Bar - 2008

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Canadian Bar Association

  • The Advocates’ Society

VOLUNTEER & COMMUNITY ADVOCACY

  • Supervisor lawyer for Pro Bono Law Ontario's Education Law Project

  • Supervisor lawyer for the Family Justice Centre, a Pro Bono Students Canada Family Law Project initiative funded by The Law Foundation of Ontario Access to Justice Fund

  • Member of Legal Aid Ontario panel

  • Past President, Autism Ontario (Toronto Chapter)

  • Past Vice-President, the Ontario Autism Coalition

  • Autism Ontario Representative, Special Education Advisory Committee

ASSOCIATE

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STEPHANIE
TIMERMAN

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Stephanie is an Associate at Battaglia Law. Since her call to the bar in 2013, Stephanie has practiced exclusively in family law. She provides counsel and representation on all facets of family law, including parenting issues, child and spousal support, and equalization and property issues. She has extensive experience working on complex financial disputes and high conflict litigation cases. Stephanie has appeared at all levels of Ontario courts, including the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice and Court of Appeal. Prior to joining Battaglia Law, Stephanie practiced at a prominent family law firm in Toronto.

The mother of three young children, Stephanie understands the need for creative problem-solving in negotiating and crafting agreements to address each family's unique circumstances. She advocates passionately for her clients through negotiation, mediation or arbitration, using litigation as a last resort.

EDUCATION

  • Queen's University - Juris Doctor, 2012

  • Concordia University - Bachelor of Arts, 2009

  • Called to the Ontario Bar - 2013

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Canadian Bar Association

LAW CLERK

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BROOKE
KENNEDY

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Brooke has been a law clerk for over 15 years supporting lawyers practicing in the fields of family law, child protection and education advocacy. Brooke has worked in some of the most prestigious boutique family law practices in Toronto having started her career as a law clerk with a child protection service. Brooke is integral to Battaglia Law’s practice with her knowledge of court procedure and all areas of dispute resolution in family law, including mediation, arbitration, collaborative practice and litigation. Brooke is building her understanding of disability law through her work with Melanie supporting families with disabilities through the family law and education law process. She works closely with clients and our lawyers to ensure that the families our team supports are achieving resolutions that meet their family’s needs. In her spare time, Brooke enjoys spending time with her Great Dane, Rogan, gardening and running.

EDUCATION

  • Sir Sandford Fleming, Peterborough - Law Clerk Diploma (graduated with honours) - 2001

EXPERTISE

We deliver intersectionality of services in our family law, disability and education practice. Our team has the level of skill and sophistication required when working with families, including high net-worth individuals.

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Collaborative Family Law

  • Litigation

  • Domestic Contracts

  • Divorces

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