Hello, my name is Marty Klein. I’ve been a family law lawyer, having practiced throughout the GTA for over three decades. My real passion is to keep matters out of court, for I have come to understand the divisiveness (and needless to say costs) often associated with the law model. “It’s time to empower people to bring resolve on their own, rather than by strangers.”
I am an accredited mediator by the Ontario Association for Family Mediation and also trained in arbitration, the collaborative process and in parental coordination. Additionally, I am a member of the newly formed Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario (FDRIO), ADR Institute, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Peel Halton Collaborative Practice Group and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC).
Aside from dispute resolution, I am a Deputy Judge in the Small Claims Court in Brampton, where I preside at least once a week; a Dispute Resolution Officer (DRO) in the Superior Court at Brampton and a Licensee to place children for private adoption in Ontario.
I tend to keep myself involved in numerous committees and community agencies and as a member of the Family Lawyers Association, Peel Law Association, Ontario Court (Family) Bench & Bar Committee at Brampton and past chair of the Operations Committee, Toronto Family Court (311 Jarvis Street). For many years I was an instructor for the Law Society of Upper Canada's Bar Admission Course.
Above all else, is my relentless commitment to “fairness” and pursuit of "no-court” resolution of conflict.