Sheila Gibb is a partner at Epstein Cole LLP. She focuses exclusively on family law matters, including custody, parenting plans, child support, spousal support, property division, divorce, separation agreements, cohabitation agreements, marriage contracts, adoption, and international abductions under the Hague Convention. Formerly a corporate lawyer at a leading New York City law firm, Sheila advises on the family law implications of complex business, trust and family wealth matters.
Recognizing the emotional complexity of many family law matters, Sheila focuses on creative and practical solutions with the aim of resolving matters amicably and efficiently and allowing clients to move forward with their lives. She uses litigation, mediation, negotiation and/or collaborative practice as best fits each specific case.
Active in her community, Sheila authored and presented the National Association of Women and the Law's submission to the Government of Canada on pay equity law reform, and she recently completed six years of service as a Director of the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, a not-for-profit clinic that offers legal, counseling, and interpretive services for women who have experienced violence.
Sheila also enjoyed getting some laughs with her portrayal of the hapless Helena in Nightwood Theatre's inaugural "Lawyer Show" production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
- Ontario Bar Association
- Canadian Bar Association
- Advocates Society
- Collaborative Practice Toronto
- Past Member of the Executive of the Family Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association
- Called to the Bar of Ontario (2006)
- Called to the Bar of New York (2002)
- J.D. from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law (2001)
- M.A. from the University of Toronto (2001)
- B.A. from the University of Saskatchewan (1997)
- Attended National University of Singapore Faculty of Law