What our clients have to say about their experience with us.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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, Kori and Danielle 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 and Danielle. I cannot imagine going through this life crisis with anyone else.”
"Shireen has a special way of making you feel like you’re the only one she’s working with. She was incredibly responsive, supportive and knowledgeable in every interaction I had with her. I am truly grateful for all of her help and kindness."
"It’s always been a pleasure to deal with Shireen. She is unfailingly quick, competent and cheerful. I appreciate that she is willing to go the extra mile for me when necessary.”
“Shireen was a great support for me throughout my case. She was very responsive to my questions and calls, and kept me informed when it came to all of the paperwork involved. Most of all, though, she and Samantha worked incredibly well as a team.”
“Dani and his team, particularly Ilana, not only got excellent results for me and my children in my divorce proceedings, but they ensured that the whole process was far less stressful than it otherwise could have been. Throughout the process, Dani and Ilana provided expert advice and guided me through the many decisions that had to be made. They were very knowledgeable and personable and very responsive to my emails and phone calls. It was obvious in court attendances that both the judges and opposing counsel respected Dani's views and opinions. Dani understood that my preference was to avoid as much conflict as possible and made extensive efforts to try to secure a settlement. In the end, we were forced to go to trial and Dani was exceptional. I would highly recommend Dani and his team to anyone who is in need of a family lawyer.”
“I met Kori Levitt in 2016 after dealing with a lawyer who was not getting anywhere with my case. Very quickly but with precision, Kori put together all the information given to her and explained clearly the process and cost involved. Kori was very intuitive and practical yet sensitive to my feelings and needs. My questions were always answered promptly even if it meant responding after office hours. Kori knew when it was necessary to be more aggressive in her approach which led to reaching a pre-trial settlement.In 2020, Kori dealt with the re-opening of my case and along with a mediator, she succeeded in getting two more years of much needed support for me. Kori is a very dedicated and honest lawyer who I would highly recommend.”
“Kori Levitt was highly recommended to me by a trusted colleague who had a very complex divorce case and was extremely pleased with Kori’s approach to handling the matter and realizing outstanding results.
Because of this recommendation, I had very high expectations of Kori even before meeting with her. Now that my case has been resolved, I can inform you that Kori exceeded my expectations and delivered excellent outcomes.
Kori is a very personable lawyer who makes you feel welcomed and secure while being fully transparent about the facts, the risks, the mitigating actions, the range of potential legal options and the probable outcomes. I liked Kori as my lawyer because of her ability to step into my shoes, understand my feelings and perspectives, and use that understanding to guide my actions within the legal framework.
Kori is a unique, ambidextrous lawyer who can adapt her approach to the legal situation at hand. She can be a tenacious “pitbull” or “shark” when needed and a world-class “negotiator” or “diplomat” when needed. Because of her distinct approach, Kori helped me achieve a favorable outcome while maintaining an amicable and respectful relationship with my ex-wife. This overall outcome can only be achieved with lawyers like Kori.”
“I had a long, difficult journey getting divorced, not the least of which were my challenges finding a non-confrontational lawyer who had my interests at heart. That is, until I met Kori.
In just a few short weeks, Kori was able to make more progress than the two years previous, all while shifting the aggressive tone of my ex's lawyer to focus everyone on getting to a successful resolution on some volatile issues. While finances were important considerations, Kori made sure to also balance my kids' needs, finally getting to an agreement on counselling for them and engaging a parenting coordinator.
Since my divorce, I've been grateful to continue having Kori as a valuable resource. She's assisted with parenting issues that have come up, and she has negotiated ongoing financial matters as well. Her peaceful approach and deep experience have been a constant reassurance for me, and I truly wouldn't be where I am today without her expertise.
If you're looking for a productive, knowledgeable lawyer who is focused on resolution as opposed to conflict, I would recommend Kori without hesitation.”
“I have used several family lawyers in the past but will never look again. Kori was outstanding from start to finish. She has excellent communication skills so I was able to fully understand and evaluate all of her suggestions. She resolved the matter in a timely fashion and took no crap from the opposing counsel. Would recommend her to anyone!”
“Learning to navigate the family law system can be challenging. It takes the right lawyer who has integrity and authenticity to fight for your position. Kori is my third lawyer and by far the only one I would recommend. She listened to what I had to say and provided legal advice, keeping the best interests of my children in mind. She was always honest with me, and a pleasure to work with.”
“I met with Dani and Kori after working unsuccessfully with several lawyers, representing myself, and going through a failed mediation process. My husband was very, very difficult, and I knew I was in over my head. Kori understood my situation immediately. She saw the big picture and knew what I needed to do. She explained everything in crystal-clear detail, represented me skillfully, and reached a pre-trial settlement on my behalf.
The whole team at Frodis Law is very warm and professional. It’s the kind of place where you get a hug when you need one—followed by the best possible legal advice.”
“I met with many lawyers before I decided on seeking representation with Shelly. She stood out from others because of her polished demeanor, subject expertise, compassion, and tenacity. When I first met her I was overwhelmed with what was happening and unsure about the outcome of my situation.
While being mindful of my feelings and emotions, Shelly addressed the situation realistically and practically. She made sure I was taking the necessary steps to be informed, prepared and protected. She answered all of my questions while presenting realistic options and outcomes. I was always provided with choices along with sound legal advice to decipher the best decisions for me. Moreover, Shelly was easy to stay in touch with, conducts timely follow ups, works diligently to avoid delays initiated by the other side, but most importantly saved my case from going to court!
I am grateful to Shelly for navigating me through this challenging time. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for legal advice and representation in family law. I believe her personalized service combined with legal expertise was a winning combination for me!”
“Shelly Banihashemi is my lawyer, representing me in a messy divorce involving a wealthy non-resident partner who likes to litigate. Before Shelly started working on my case, I had worked with a number of lawyers for almost two years.
During that time, my ex raised three separate cases against me in two different jurisdictions to argue I did not have enough legal ground to get a divorce here in Canada. Needless to say, after thousands of dollars spent on arguing the validity of our marriage, I was still at square 1 when I started working with Shelly. Looking back now, retaining Shelly on my case was the best decision in this whole ordeal. Shelly always managed to maintain a cool head and was able to not only listen to me, but also steer me towards fighting for what really matters. Shelly managed to help me navigate through the divorce, the custody battle and property division in a year and a half. She did not have it easy. The opposing counsel was a senior partner from a well-known, reputable Bay street law firm with decades of experience. I could not even recall how many times we were threatened by various motions that would be brought against me.
What sets Shelly apart from other lawyers I have worked with is not only her ability to identify key issues and resolve what would really affect my and my baby girl’s life, but also her kind and caring nature. I can’t thank her enough for seeing me through the most difficult experience of my life, and pulled me out of it in the shortest time possible. I will always be grateful.”
“A separation process can be stressful so it makes the situation less of a burden when you know that you are in the hands of competent, professional individuals who can guide you and assist you.
I had the greatest pleasure of working with Shelly. What an amazing lawyer!
My experience with Shelly was professional and seamless. She took the time to ensure that she addressed my concerns and answered all my questions. She made the separation process as easy as it can be and as straightforward as possible.'
I would highly recommend Shelly to anyone looking to retain an excellent family lawyer.”
“Shelly was able to get a good result, without dragging things out - so I could move on with my life.”
“Frodis Law is a very female-friendly environment. I worked with Robyn and with Daniel, and Dani was always involved. Throughout my divorce they supported me with calm, informed advice. There were times I had difficulty separating the law and morals, and Daniel helped me understand the difference and my options. They helped me reach a settlement with my ex and move on with my life. I feel that they are very honest and fair with their billing.”
“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.”
"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."
“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.”
"Getting divorced can be stressful both emotionally and financially. My best advice if you find yourself in this situation is to be very careful about choosing your lawyer. I was not happy with my first selection of lawyer, I felt that I was heading for an outcome that would have been very costly and unfair.
I decided I needed to make a change so I met with several different firms before settling on Frodis Family Law to represent me. I truly felt I had an attentive, highly competent and caring advocate for my case. Melissa was on top of everything, she worked with me to ensure that all aspects of my case were properly represented and she did this in a manner that made what was a difficult experience much easier to go through. More than anything, I felt she cared and each time we showed up in court my side was represented in the best possible way. The outcome was fair and the process was the best it could have been."
"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."