About Us

Our experienced family law lawyers have a long and enviable track record of success. That record has been earned through hard work, experience, dedication and determination. Stoner & Company’s younger lawyers work closely with our more experienced lawyers to ensure you receive optimal service and expertise as cost-effectively as possible. We are enthusiastic advocates for our clients’ rights, achieving the best possible outcomes efficiently and effectively.

Ann Stoner
Elliot Vine
Kathy Batycky
Dorothy Kosinska

Hayleigh Cudmore
Jordan Welsh
Kirsten Humphrey

Nicole Stasi

Gurveer Gill

Experienced Lawyers. Determined Advocates.

Specializing in family law allows us to thoroughly understand the often complex and evolving issues related to all aspects of family law matters. That includes divorce, separation, custody, access, support, adoptions, child protection, division of assets and other property matters. 

Every effort is made to settle your matter outside of court, and to avoid lengthy and costly court proceedings. However, that is not always possible in family law. Should litigation be necessary we are experienced, determined courtroom lawyers who will defend your rights with vigour and do everything possible to ensure you receive a fair and comprehensive settlement as quickly as possible.

Ann Stoner

Ann graduated from the University of Toronto Law School. She has an Honours B.A. from the University of Western Ontario in English and History, with a minor in French, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Queen’s University.

Ann articled at Simpson Wigle in Hamilton/ Burlington and started practicing law in Burlington in 1995. She sits on the Board of Directors of The Advocate Society, and regularly serves as a Dispute Resolution Officer in the Milton and Hamilton Superior Courts. Ann has also served on the Board of Directors of the Halton County Law Association.

If your matter cannot be settled out of court, Ann is the one you want in your corner. Throughout her career, she has appeared frequently in Provincial and Superior Courts in Halton, Hamilton, Peel, Haldimand-Norfolk and Niagara, including trials, motions and conferences, as an extremely effective and efficient advocate for her clients. Her determination, expertise and experience have consistently resulted in success for her clients.

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Elliot Vine

Elliot is a Principal Lawyer at Stoner & Company. He graduated from Queen’s University Law School in 2012, where he also earned an Honours B.A. in Economics. Prior to joining Stoner & Company, Elliot articled with Mark LaFrance, a certified specialist in family law practicing in Kingston Ontario. Elliot is very involved in the community, including sitting on the Board of the Burlington Downtown Business Association as well as membership in the Burlington Chamber of Commerce.  He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Halton County Law Association.

Throughout his career, Elliot has effectively represented clients in a calm and confident manner. His fair but firm negotiation tactics have resulted in quick and successful separations, achieving the best results for his clients while keeping costs low. He regularly appears in Provincial and Superior Courts in Halton, Hamilton, Peel, Niagara and Haldimand-Norfolk where he has a reputation as a tough litigator. Elliot is also an experienced Appeals lawyer.

With clients, Elliot is friendly and approachable, enjoys working with numbers, and responds quickly to his clients’ emails, questions and concerns.

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Kathy Batycky

Kathy is a senior family law lawyer, working as Counsel in association at Stoner & Company. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1980 after graduating from McGill University Law School. Kathy has been a litigator in the Ontario courts, including the Superior Court and Ontario Court for over 30 years.

Since her call to the Bar, Kathy has practiced in the civil and family law areas as a member of several prominent law firms in the Hamilton and Halton area. She has acted as a representative of the Office of the Children’s Lawyer, representing the best interests of children, while practicing in Hamilton. She also worked as a part-time prosecutor in the Hamilton Ontario Court early in her career.

Kathy completed the family law mediation course through Riverdale Mediation in Toronto, and is also trained as a Collaborative Lawyer. She is member of the Collaborative Practice Associaiton of Hamilton/Halton. She has also obtained her Certificate in Elder Law through Osgoode Hall Law School. In addition to her practice, Kathy is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Hamilton Law Association, and is the incoming Vice President of the Halton County Law Association. In addition, she is a member of the executive of the Family Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association, and the Child and Youth Law Section and the newly created Elder Law section of the Ontario Bar Association.

She is a mentor lawyer to young lawyers who are proceeding to be licensed to practice law in Ontario through the Law Practice Program (LPP) at Ryerson University, and a tutor in family law for the Law Society of Upper Canada Bar Admission Program. She is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the American Bar Association, Hamilton Law Association, Halton County Law Association, Advocate’s Society, and the AFCC (Association of Family and Conciliation Courts), Ontario branch. Kathy also volunteers at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, in both the Hospital Elder Life Program and Welcome program.

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Dorothy Kosinska

Dorothy obtained her Juris Doctor degree at the University of Windsor Law School in 2013 and was called to the bar in 2014. Dorothy practices exclusively in family law, and she is dedicated to helping families resolve divorce and separation effectively, expeditiously and receptively.

In addition to successfully representing clients at all levels of Court of first instance in Ontario Dorothy is trained for Collaborative Practice and is dedicated to working with her clients to tailor solutions to their separation that fit their finances, their families, and their lives.

Dorothy is accredited by the Ontario Association of Collaborative Professionals, and is a member of the Collaborative Practice Association of Hamilton/Halton. She is also a member and has served on the board of the Halton County Law Association. Dorothy is continually involved with a number of initiatives, including having been a legal presenter in Halton’s family court Mandatory Information Program, and spearheading a high-school family law education program in conjunction with the Ontario Justice Education Network.

Prior to practicing law, Dorothy obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Toronto, graduating with distinction. While at law school, Dorothy worked as an editor in Carswell Thomson Reuters’ legal division. She contributed both research and writing to Carswell family law publications.

Dorothy is a native Polish speaker and is happy to help those who need services in Polish:

Służe Państwu pomocą prawną również w języku Polskim!

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Hayleigh Cudmore Lawyer

Hayleigh Cudmore is a lawyer at Stoner & Company Family Law. She obtained her Juris Doctor at the University of Calgary. She was called to the Bar in Alberta in 2018 before moving home to Ontario in 2019. Prior to law school, she earned her B.A. at Cornell University. Hayleigh played four seasons for the Cornell University NCAA Division I Varsity Women’s Hockey Team where she won two Ivy League Championships and made two appearances at the NCAA Frozen Four. She was named to the ECAC All-Academic Team all four of her collegiate seasons. Hayleigh was a member of the National Women’s Hockey Team Program for six years and won a World Championship in 2010. Hayleigh also played five years professionally in the CWHL and PWHPA. 

At law school, Hayleigh was a member of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society and the law school hockey team. Hayleigh spends her free time volunteering as a youth hockey coach. She is a member of the Advocates Society.

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Jordan Welsh Lawyer

Jordan Welsh is a lawyer at Stoner & Company, having articled at the firm before being called to the Bar. He received his LL.B from the University of York Law School, where he also obtained a Master of Laws in 2016. In 2017, Jordan received a Certificate of Qualification from the National Committee on Accreditation of the Federation of Law Society of Canada. Jordan appears regularly in both the Ontario and Superior Court of Justices, effectively and successfully arguing for his clients. He also has experience arguing at the Ontario Court of Appeal.  

Jordan raises money for SickKids Foundation, provided tutoring to students while at university, and was Social Secretary of the York Law Society – where he also played rugby. Jordan and our own Chelsea Grigg also coached the Stoner & Company soccer team. He is a member of the Halton County Law Association and the Advocates Society.

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Kirsten Humphrey

Kirsten Humphrey is a lawyer at Stoner & Company Family Law, having articled at the firm before being called to the Bar. She graduated from the University of Ottawa Law School in 2018 with a J.D. Degree, where she was on the Dean’s List.  Kirsten also graduated Cum Laude from York University in 2014 with an Honours BA in Law and Society. She has experience arguing a Hague Convention motion and achieved outstanding results for her clients in the Ontario Court of Justice and Superior Court of Justice. 

While at the University of Ottawa Law School, Kirsten served as a Legislative Development Intern with Senator Kim Pate. She also volunteered with the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), where she educated high school students on legal issues. She is a member of the Halton County Law Association and the Advocates Society.

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Nicole-Stasi-Articling-Student

Nicole Stasi is a lawyer at Stoner & Company Family Law, having articled at the firm before getting called to the Bar in 2021. Nicole graduated from Queen’s University, Faculty of Law in 2020 with a Juris Doctor degree, where she was on the Dean’s List. In 2017, Nicole also graduated with high distinction from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Science. While at law school, Nicole volunteered at Queen’s Legal Aid, Pro Bono Students Canada, and tutored fellow law students.

Nicole’s practice includes all areas of divorce and family law, including parenting issues, child support, spousal support, and property issues. Nicole is passionate and committed to working with her clients to obtain the best possible resolution, either through negotiated settlements or family court litigation. She is a member of the Advocates’ Society, the Halton County Law Association, and the Peel Law Association.

Gurveer-Gill-Articling-Student

Gurveer Gill is a lawyer at Stoner & Company Family Law, having articled at the firm before getting called to the Bar in 2021. Gurveer graduated from Western Law in 2020 with a J.D. Degree. He also graduated Cum Laude from York University in 2016 with a Specialized Honours BSc in Kinesiology and Health Science.

While studying law, Gurveer volunteered with Community Legal Services as a member of the Family Law Team, where he helped provide accessible family law services to residents of London, Ontario. He also had the opportunity to participate in the Family Law Externship, which gave him the opportunity to shadow family law professionals such as Duty Counsel, lawyers, and a family court Judge. Gurveer is a compassionate and dedicated advocate who strives to help clients get the best possible result as efficiently and effectively as possible. He is a member of the Halton County Law Association and the Advocates’ Society.

We take every person personally

We know how emotional and overwhelming family law matters can be. We’re here to help. We not only understand family law - we also take the time to understand our clients.  This helps us to deliver the kind of personalized service you need during this challenging time in your life.

We’re here when you need us

If we can’t speak to you right away (such as when we’re in court or with another client), we’ll respond as soon as we can. If your lawyer can’t get back to you promptly, someone else from our office will. Whenever possible, we will return calls and emails the same day.

Specialized expertise means better results

Family law is complex and evolving. It requires dedication and focus to stay on top of the issues. That’s why, for over 20 years, Stoner & Company lawyers have done nothing else. Our team of lawyers and law clerks are highly trained and experienced in all aspects of family law, including divorce, separation, custody, access, child and spousal support, adoptions, child protection, property issues and cohabitation/marriage contracts. Our experience and credibility in court mean better results for you.

Attentive

We take every person personally

Attentive

We take every person personally

We know how emotional and overwhelming family law matters can be. We’re here to help. We not only understand family law - we also take the time to understand our clients.  This helps us to deliver the kind of personalized service you need during this challenging time in your life.

Responsive

We’re here when you need us

Responsive

We’re here when you need us

If we can’t speak to you right away (such as when we’re in court or with another client), we’ll respond as soon as we can. If your lawyer can’t get back to you promptly, someone else from our office will. Whenever possible, we will return calls and emails the same day.

Experience

Specialized expertise means better results

Experience

Specialized expertise means better results

Family law is complex and evolving. It requires dedication and focus to stay on top of the issues. That’s why, for over 20 years, Stoner & Company lawyers have done nothing else. Our team of lawyers and law clerks are highly trained and experienced in all aspects of family law, including divorce, separation, custody, access, child and spousal support, adoptions, child protection, property issues and cohabitation/marriage contracts. Our experience and credibility in court mean better results for you.

We're here for you.

Burlington 905.632.8607 | Oakville 289.837.1220

COVID-19 NOTICE:

Our offices in Burlington and Oakville are open and we are continuing to work normal business hours. In order to limit the spread of COVID-19 our lawyers and staff are available for meetings with current clients and initial consultations via email, telephone, and video conference. In person meetings can be arranged however we encourage virtual meetings at this time. Contact 905.632.8607 or Reception@scfamilylaw.ca.