Kenneth Cole

Kenneth Cole

senior partner


Kenneth is a senior partner at Epstein Cole. He is an active proponent of settlement of family law disputes. He prefers to see matters resolved on a cooperative basis through negotiation and mediation. In appropriate circumstances, he is a diligent advocate on behalf of his clients. He prides himself on a responsive, empathetic, and sensitive approach with his clients.

Kenneth was a founding partner of Epstein Cole in 1978. He has been an active partner in the firm since that date. His practice focuses on all aspects of family law and alternative dispute resolution. Kenneth has regularly acted as a mediator and arbitrator of family law issues. Kenneth has appeared in all Courts in the Province of Ontario, including the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice, the Court Of Appeal, as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. He has in the past served as a Dispute Resolution Officer for the Superior Court of Justice.

Kenneth lectures frequently on family law topics. He has regularly appeared as a speaker in regard to a variety of family law issues for programs offered by the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Advocate's Society. He is the author of numerous family law articles for the above-noted organizations.

Kenneth is currently an adjunct professor teaching a course in "Advanced Family Law" at the Faculty of Law for the University of Toronto. He is also an adjunct professor teaching "Economic Issues (Property, Pensions, and the Possession of the Matrimonial Home)" in the LL.M. program for Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. He is also a regular lecturer in regard to ethical issues in the LL.M program for Osgoode Hall Law School.

Kenneth is the former head of the Family Law Practice Skills Program for the Bar Admission Course.

In 2017, Ken was awarded the Catzman Award for Professionalism and Civility by the Advocates' Society in recognition of his strong knowledge of the law, his integrity, fairness and civility, his generosity of time and expertise, and his dedication to the highest ideals of the legal profession.

  • Ontario Bar Association¬†
  • Canadian Association of Law Teachers
  • Catzman Award for Professionalism and Civility from the Advocates' Society (2017)
  • Named "Consistently Recommended" family law lawyer by Lexpert
  • Listed in the Best Lawyers International directory
Bar Admissions & Education
  • Called to the Bar of Ontario (1976)
  • LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School (Dean's List) (1974)
  • University of Toronto (1970 to 1972)