David Rappaport

Family Lawyer

David Rappaport


Going through a separation may be the most difficult period of one’s life. Losing a spouse or long-term partner not only takes an emotional toll, but from a legal perspective, also creates financial obligations and entitlements, and can affect all aspects of parenting, including how decisions are made for children and their residential schedules. I have always been attracted to family law for the ability to assist clients during this challenging time and I pride myself on my ability to relay my clients’ circumstances to adjudicators to persuade them to determine issues in my clients’ favour.

I began my career practicing in family law and civil litigation following my call to the Ontario bar in 2017 and now focus exclusively in family law. I first developed an interest in family law during my legal studies at McGill University in my hometown of Montreal and gained experience in the field as an intern at a prominent boutique firm in Singapore. Since my call to the bar, I have worked at some of the most prestigious firms in Toronto while assisting clients throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Working with the highly-regarded lawyers at Stanchieri Family Law allows me to work on complex financial and parenting issues gaining experience in all aspects of family law from preparing domestic contracts to arguing contested motions and trials on issues ranging from complex property division and support issues to decisions relating to the health and safety of children.

My clients can always expect to receive patient and attentive service that is uniquely tailored to their specific matter. In guiding clients towards the best possible outcome, I am direct and honest in what they can expect from the process, which can include negotiation and alternate dispute resolution out of court, or litigation if necessary. Regardless of the path chosen, I am dedicated to ensuring that clients are fully informed as to the options available to them and that they feel comfortable in the route chosen to achieve a quick and cost-effective resolution.

I have resolved cases at mediation, represented clients at arbitration, and have guided clients through all aspects of litigation in the court system, including at every type of conference and at motions. I have also had the opportunity to represent clients at trial in the Ontario Court of Justice and Superior Court of Justice when necessary. Clients should feel confident that given our extensive and unique experiences in family law, I and the rest of the team at Stanchieri Family Law will work tirelessly to advocate for our clients’ interests.


  • McGill University, B.C.L./LL.B.

    Law Degree

  • McGill University, B.A. & Sc.


  • Ontario Bar Association


  • Advocates’ Society


  • Law Society of Ontario


Extra Info

  • Experience

    6 Years

  • Hourly Rate


  • Retainer