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 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 a 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.

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 has been an Associate Editor of the Reports of Family Law since 2005. He was also an instructor with the Family Law Section of the Bar Admission Course. He is on the Board of the Advocate’s Society, and he is part of the National Family Law Program Committee.

Aaron is listed in the Lexpert ("most frequently recommended") and Best Lawyers directories, ranked in Chambers & Partners Global High Net Worth Guide in Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth (Canada), and is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers.  He was Co-Chair of the Six Minute Family Lawyer for 8 years and is currently on the Board of the Advocates' Society and on the Planning Committee for the bi-annual National Family Law Program run by the Federation of Canadian Law Societies.

He is a regular presenter at continuing legal education programs in and outside Ontario.  His papers and articles have been published in a wide variety of books and other publications.

Aaron is regularly retained to act as a mediator and/or arbitrator.

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

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)