Aaron Franks

Aaron Franks



Since Aaron's call to the bar in 1998, he has practiced exclusively in the areas of family law (and related areas) and in the defence of solicitor's negligence claims.

While Aaron's preference is to reach an amicable and negotiated/mediated resolution to family disputes, he recognizes that not all disputes can be negotiated, whereupon he is an able and strategic litigator with an extensive knowledge of case law from across the country. Aaron has acted as counsel at all levels of court in Ontario, including the Supreme Court of Canada. He is regularly referred appellate work by his peers and consulted for strategic advice.

Aaron also acts as a mediator and arbitrator.

Aaron has been appointed as a Dispute Resolution Officer for the Superior Court of Justice in Toronto. He is an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School where he teaches family law, and he is an Associate Editor of the Reports of Family Law. He was also an instructor with the Family Law Section of the Bar Admission Course.

Aaron is currently Co-Chair of the Six-Minute Family Lawyer, and he is frequently asked to author papers and to present at legal education programs in Ontario and elsewhere in Canada. His papers and articles have been published in a wide variety of books and other publications.

He is married with three children.

  • Ontario Bar Association
  • The Advocates' Society
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers
  • Named "Most Frequently Recommended" family law lawyer by Lexpert
  • Named 2015 family law "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyer International



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Bar Admissions & Education
  • Called to the Bar of Ontario (1998)
  • LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School (1996)
  • M.B.A from the Schulich School of Business (1996)
  • B.Comm (Finance) from the University of British Columbia (1991)