I graduated from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law and was called to the bar in 2002. I practiced corporate/commercial and defamation law for 10 years and have practiced family law as well since 2012. While I enjoyed my years of civil practice, and continue to practice in that area, I enjoy the challenges of family law while taking satisfaction in knowing that I am helping people move forward with their families and their lives.
One of the challenges in family law matters is that they often involve multiple legal issues and areas of people’s lives – in many cases we deal with custody and access, property and financial issues, and sometimes additional issues such as child protection, addiction or mental health concerns. My experience assists me to help my clients to prioritize and take action on these issues, while keeping their family as stable as possible during this time.
While I try to help my clients resolve their matter first through negotiation or mediation, sometimes they need to proceed to court in order to find a resolution. If necessary, we work with financial, parenting or mental health professionals who assist with providing advice or expert evidence. I enjoy trying to find as many options as possible for my clients, as there is no one way forward – each client and their family is unique, and I enjoy the challenge of helping each client try to find the best solution for themself and their family.
It’s truly in times of strife, crisis and emotional upheaval (all which come with a complicated divorce process) do you see who stands by your side, and at times, carries you. The Stanchieri Family Law Firm are such people in every way. I can’t say enough about the professionalism I experienced while being represented by the Stanchieri team. My lawyer, Ms. Adrienne Lee, and her counterparts were incredible in the manner with which they conducted my case. Ms. Lee exceptionally sharp advocate and knowledge lawyer when it came to legal process and mediations, as well as well as attending to every detail in assuring me a successful outcome. What really left an impression with me was how hard she fought for my rights as a parent, as well as for my well being and the well being of my child. She was worth every penny! I couldn’t have more pleased with the results that transpired. She can stand toe to toe with anyone, absolutely fearless, passionate for her work and totally accountable to her client. I would recommend her to ANYONE, actually, already have 🙂 As well, a word regarding Krystle Dalao, a law clerk with the firm. Ms. Dalao was ever supportive and friendly in demeanor and approachability.
Overall, I’d highly recommend this firm. I was very fortunate to have found Ms. Lee and her team. Thank you Adrienne!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adrienne Lee represented me in the process of renegotiation Spousal Support Agreement originally created by different law office. Despite very unreasonable request from my ex wife, she managed in very strategic and knowledgeable way to deal with the other attorney and got the results I was looking for. She was very professional and determined to keep cost as reasonable as possible, allowing me feel protected all the way through. Adrienne did a great job. I would highly recommend her and law firm.
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