DANI FRODIS


Lawyer

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PHONE

416-218-8888, xt. 222


EMAIL

dani@frodislaw.ca

DANI Z. FRODIS

LAWYER


Dani received his Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Toronto in 1988 and his law degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1991. Since being admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1993, Dani’s practice has concentrated on all aspects of family law. Before forming his own boutique family law firm in 1998, Dani was an associate at Epstein, Cole.

Dani was an instructor at the Law Society of Ontario’s Bar Admission Course teaching legal writing and drafting and professional responsibility from 1997, and family law from 1999. Dani has authored numerous papers published by the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Ontario, and speaks at numerous continuing legal education conferences and seminars. Dani has appeared at all levels of court in Ontario. More than 85 cases have been reported in which he has appeared as counsel, several of which are important precedents that have clarified or advanced the law concerning various issues. Dani serves as a Dispute Resolution Officer at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Toronto and Newmarket.

Dani’s calm and confident demeanor puts his clients at ease and helps him achieve excellent results in court and in other forms of dispute resolution.

TESTIMONIALS


“Dani is a mensch. He gives lawyers a good name.

I wasn't comfortable with my first divorce lawyer. A friend recommended Dani, and I felt from the beginning that he would do the right thing for me and my family. After mediation attempts failed, we had to go to trial. Dani was sharp and clear in court, and after a difficult and drawn-out trial, we got almost everything we asked for.

I dealt with a number of Dani's team members throughout this process, and was consistently impressed. He attracts like-minded, bright people who really care.”


J.

“Dani has a great sense of humour, which you really need to survive this process. He was originally recommended to me by a friend. I was equally impressed when I met Kori, one of the other lawyers in the firm. They worked together as a team, and it was important to me to have a woman to work with as well.

Dani is sweet and sincere in person, but in court he really performs. He is confident, competent and fantastic. I'm pretty sure my case has set precedents in Canada, and we were up against one of the country's top lawyers. We spent a month in trial, which was emotionally exhausting for me. Dani was my crusader, and we won every aspect of our case.

Dani also has an incredible support team. Angie in particular was tremendously helpful to me throughout what was an incredibly difficult time in my life. When you work with this team, you feel like you're coming into a fold.”


MELANIE

“I’ve been Dani’s client since 2004 and over the years I’ve worked with just about everyone at his firm. Without fail, Dani and his associates have provided excellent service and representation. I’ve had to spend a fair bit of time in family court and have seen lawyers—who might be technically proficient — lose their composure from stage-fright. Not Dani. Dani takes to the courtroom like an actor takes to the stage; he’s clearly in his element. If you have a case that’s going to be dealt with in the courtroom, this is your man.

A close second to Dani are his associates. Dani clearly picks the cream of the crop and I’ve watched his practice and team grow steadily over the years. In those years I’ve had an opportunity to work closely with each associate on issues of child-support, custody and access issues. Every one of Dani’s associates provided stellar service and I couldn’t be happier with the arrangements in place today.

It’s been several years since I’ve had to enter a courtroom so I haven’t worked directly with Dani in quite some time. But every time I’ve come to his office to meet with one of the associates and he’s there, Dani always comes out to greet me with a big grin and a hearty handshake.

Happily, I don’t see having a need for Dani’s services again, but I’m going to miss him and everyone else I’ve come to know over the years.

I wish I had known Dani as a friend, but I’m happier that I had him as my lawyer.”


JEFF

“A lawyer friend of mine recommended Dani to help me go after my ex-husband for lack of child support. My case was complicated and involved not only matrimonial but also corporate law.

Dani's 'bedside manner' is brilliant. I've worked with big-name Bay Street law firms who were unresponsive. Dani and his team responded the same day to my e-mails and calls, were easy to work with, and were great at managing the whole process. We won our case after a week-long trial.”


CHRISTINE

“After I filed for a joint amicable divorce, I was appalled and shocked to find myself in the midst of a stressful, significant court battle to uphold my two signed legal agreements surrounding sole custody and my family’s finances.

Thankfully, after spending a lot of money and time with no results, my first lawyer recommended Dani at Frodis Law. From my first contact with Angie, Dani and Kori I felt they had integrity. I was treated with respect and understanding, and we shared many laughs, which made this unfathomable burden easier to carry.

Kori is intuitive, practical, funny and quick as a whip. She gave me the same caring, honest guidance based on her years of knowledge and experience that she would give her close family and friends. With exacting detail she pieced together the complex financial pieces of my case and knew them with more clarity than I had recalled.

When it was time to go to court and finally trial it was Dani who represented me. He is laid back yet very sharp and observant, funny and optimistic yet realistic. With the facts of my case brilliantly organized by Kori, Dani proceeded to weave his own magic and articulately lead the judge through the web of our case including examination in chief, cross and witness. In the courtroom Dani's gifts shine. He is calm, bright, confident, and respectfully “at home.” Together Kori and Dani are yin and yang, a perfectly balanced whole held by the hard work and warmth of Angie. I cannot imagine going through this life crisis with anyone else.”


KAREN

"A most challenging life experience with a positive outcome. A friend of mine highly recommended Frodis Family Law to me. Upon deciding to work with Frodis Family Law I was nervous and skeptical because of my less than favourable experience with the previous family law council. During the process, a real effort was made to understand my history of circumstances. I felt very supported and my feelings were well validated. The case was handled with great expertise. The level of professionalism and attention to detail proved to be in my best interests. The level of preparedness by both my council and myself contributed greatly to a most favourable outcome. In closing the process was a huge investment personally and professionally. Kori and Dani made it possible for me to receive an excellent return on this investment. I would highly recommend Frodis Family Law."


DEBBIE

“My ex was making it difficult and my case was taking longer than it needed too. I knew I needed a more experienced lawyer, so I called other lawyers for recommendations. I switched to Dani Frodis law and was very happy with the results. Thank you Samantha and Dani.”


STEPHEN

“Frodis Law was such a great team to work with. At a time when everything you are going through feels overwhelming, where you feel you have no control and you are scared about the long term implications to decisions being made, the Frodis Law team are a voice of experience, a voice of calm and a voice of invaluable guidance. One of the main things I liked about Frodis Law, why I chose them, was that other firms I spoke with seemed to want to escalate conflict between me and my ex-wife with very short term gains but risked very long term negative implications that would have been harder on our children. I wasn’t interested in that. To me, the best outcome is one that does not put the overall relationship between the divorced parties at risk of irreparable damage. I have seen that happen to others. The kids are the ones who are hurt the most for years to come. Frodis Law was keenly aware of these risks and despite this meaning a shorter assignment (meaning less billable hours), they always sought to help me understand and keep my focus on the big picture rather than the rabbit holes many get dragged into over things that in the long run, are petty disputes. Their ethics and compassion seem to lead their counsel. Imagine that in a law firm. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is in this situation. ”


NEAL