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Brian’s practice includes all aspects of family law. His clients appreciate his ability to consistently achieve excellent results while effectively managing the difficult human issues that entangle every family law matter.

Much of Brian’s current practice involves clients who seek his legal expertise based on a recommendation from family or close friends. Often the referring party is one of Brian’s previous clients who benefited from his experience and steady focus on results.

Anger too often drives parties prematurely to court. Whenever possible, Brian recommends alternate dispute resolution. It is an effective means of resolving differences while taking into account the intense feelings that invade every matrimonial dispute. However, when necessary, Brian is an accomplished advocate and has relentlessly pursued his clients’ family law rights before every level of court in Ontario.

Brian’s clients are especially pleased with his success in both local and international adoptions. His experience and expertise has smoothed the way for many families.

Brian is a founding partner at Sorbara, Schumacher, McCann LLP and is proud that the firm has grown into one of the largest, and most respected full service regional law firms in Ontario. Sorbara Law has been shortlisted by Canadian Lawyer Magazine as one of the top-ten such law firms in the province. Candidates for this honour are chosen by their peers for their excellent client service, legal knowledge, and the importance of the legal matters with which they are entrusted.

Brian is pleased to have contributed his time and professional skill to the United Way Social Planning Council and the Community Relations Committee of the Children’s Aid Society. He has served on the bar/bench committee of the Ontario Court of Justice (Family Division), and adjudicated for the Public Guardian and Trustee for the Province of Ontario. Brian is also a long-standing and active member of the Advocates’ Society.


Community Involvement

  • The Advocates’ Society