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Since being admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 2009, Samantha’s practice has concentrated on all aspects of family law. Before joining Frodis Family Law in 2011, Samantha was an associate at a full service law firm in Toronto.

Samantha received her Honours Bachelor of Arts in political science and criminology from the University of Toronto in 2003.She completed her law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2008.

As a law student, Samantha gained litigation experience working with the New York City Law Department and Office of the Corporation Counsel in the Tort Law Department. She later volunteered with the Pro Bono Student Canada Family Law Project where she developed a keen interest in family law.

Samantha is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association and the Ontario Bar Association.


“Samantha Dineno was the reason I came to Frodis Law. I was seeking sole custody of my daughter, and it was an incredibly stressful time for me. Samantha took the lead but kept me in the loop every step of the way—that was what I valued most about working with her.

When mediation didn't work and we had to go to court, Samantha was calm, professional, and no-nonsense. And we won our case, giving me the comfort of knowing I will be able to make the key decisions about my daughter's upbringing and care.”


“When I came to Frodis Law I felt broken and stigmatized. I had lost custody of my boys, and was unhappy with the lawyer I had been working with. Samantha took me under her wing and was present with me throughout my journey. She had a lot of respect for me, and from her I learned how to skillfully move forward. She is quiet, tactful and always professional—but still waters run deep, and in court Samantha is a lion.

My ex and I have a good relationship now, guided by the shared parenting agreement we came to through this process. I’m in a great chapter of my life, and I will always be grateful to Samantha for her support.”


“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.”