"I listen to my client's needs and work towards a resolution to help them get as close as possible to their desired outcome, either through negotiation or litigation."

ADRIENNE LEE Associate, B.A., LL.B.

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Associate, B.A., LL.B.

Adrienne has been practising law since 2002 and has experience in litigation, arbitration and mediation. She represents clients who have both straightforward legal matters requiring negotiation only and clients who have highly contested legal needs appropriate for trials and appeals.

Adrienne comes to Stanchieri Family Law with an extensive civil law background, where she had the opportunity to represent clients successfully before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Superior Court of Ontario. She uses this experience to represent her clients who have both family and civil law claims, for example claims for defamation arising out of their family law matters.

Our family law clients benefit tremendously from her extensive litigation and mediation experience. She always listens to her clients, while remaining focused on the law, facts and client’s goals. Whether the client’s matter is a simpler matter focused more on property or a more complex matter involving custody and access, Adrienne uses her skills to get the best result for her clients.

Adrienne enjoys spending time with her family, in spite of all the driving to soccer and hockey, and is also involved with her children’s school and community.

Adrienne's Recent Activity


Mar 07, 2017

I contacted Adrienne Lee for legal advice respecting my existing separation agreement (prepared by another lawyer and law firm) and my right to renegotiate several provisions which were unfair. Adrienne was...professional, competent and provided excellent advice as to my legal rights and strategy especially in dealing with my spouse's difficult and adversarial lawyer. She also provide me with a realistic assessment of the legal risks if we were to proceed to trial. Her legal fees were fair and reasonable and, in particular, a firm associate, Katelynn Schoop, attended and assisted on the mediation at no additional cost. I intend to retain Adrienne Lee for further advice respecting my separation agreement if and when necessary. I would highly recommend Adrienne Lee and Stanchieri Family Law.


Jan 10, 2017

Julie represented me with my Family Law case. My particular file was very much financial based involving complicated valuation issues. I was extremely impressed with Julie's mastery of the valuation issues....It was evident to me that she has a particular aptitude for financial cases involving complex valuation issues, including forensic accounting and other related areas of expertise. Her depth of knowledge was quite apparent at trial with her questions and follow through questions in chief and particularly on cross-examination. If you retain Julie, you will find her to be honest, extremely hard-working, and a genuine advocate on your behalf. In addition, her legal support staff are outstanding people that share Julie's view on a client centric practice.

Attentive, Patient and Professional

Jun 13, 2016

Having to deal with a separation, child custody, access, support and divorce issues is a very difficult, frustrating and highly emotional process. The team at Stanchieri, namely Erin, Adrienne, Cheryl and...Krystle, was very attentive, patient and professional in handling my case. The lawyers were fantastic at explaining everything in simple terms and the law clerks were excellent in keeping on top of communication. Their collective efforts brought the matter to a very timely and painless close.

Relatively Painless

Oct 15, 2015

The team at Stanchieri Family Law were fantastic at helping me resolve my matter in a quick and relatively painless. Erin Simpson and Adrienne Lee were the two lawyers who worked...with me. Both were fantastic at explaining everything to me in simple terms and taking me through the process.

Best Possible Outcome

Mar 09, 2015

Working with Julie and the team through what was a very acrimonious divorce process that involved two young children, I relied on Julie’s guidance to ensure we were putting their best...interest front and center. Her approach and knowledge of the family law ecosystem ensured the best possible outcome for myself and my children. I would personally recommend Julie and her team (and have to several friends) and continue to personally engage the team on a yearly basis as required.

Best Solution

Jan 25, 2015

Adrienne provided me the best advises and was very human in the way she helped me. She really found the best solution for me and has been really available at crucial...time when I needed urgent help.