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. 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 have been practicing family law since my call to the Ontario Bar in 2017. I first developed an interest in family law during my legal studies at McGill University and have since worked at some of the most prestigious law firms in downtown Toronto while assisting clients throughout the Greater Toronto Area. At Stanchieri Family Law, I assist clients in all aspects of family law from preparing marriage contracts to arguing contested motions and trials. I deal with high-conflict litigation, mediations, and arbitrations, comprising multifaceted issues ranging from complex property division and support issues to decisions relating to the health and safety of children. I have had the opportunity to represent clients at all levels of court, including at trial and appeals in the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice, and at the Court of Appeal.

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 through the courts.

Regardless of the path chosen, I am dedicated to ensuring that my clients are fully informed as to the options available to them and I work together with them to achieve quick and cost-effective solutions. With the assistance of the team at Stanchieri Family Law, I work tirelessly to advocate for my clients’ interests and to achieve successful results.


  • Legal Experience 7 Years
  • McGill University, B.C.L./LL.B. Law Degree
  • McGill University, B.A. & Sc. Degree
  • Toronto Lawyers Association Member
  • Law Society of Ontario Member

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