Cheryl Goldhart

PresidentGoldhart & AssociatesFamily (Ontario); Family (British Columbia)

Cheryl Goldhart is certified as a Specialist in Family Law by the Law Society of Ontario and has practiced exclusively in the area of family law since she was called to the bar in 1987. She specializes in negotiating complex agreements encompassing all areas of family law and litigates in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal. She is also an accomplished mediator and arbitrator and is an OAFM accredited family mediator.

Cheryl Goldhart is certified as a Specialist in Family Law by the Law Society of Ontario and has practiced exclusively in the area of family law since she was called to the bar in 1987. She specializes in negotiating complex agreements encompassing all areas of family law and litigates in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal. She is also an accomplished mediator and arbitrator and is an OAFM accredited family mediator.

Cheryl is the past Chair of the Ontario Bar Association, Family Law Executive, and a past member of the Canadian Bar Association (Federal), Family Law Executive. She is Chair of the Dispute Resolution Officer Committee in Toronto and has worked as a Dispute Resolution Officer at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice for more than 15 years.

Cheryl is a past member of the Panel of the Children’s Lawyer of Ontario, representing children in custody, access and child protection cases. She is a member of the Bench and Bar Committee of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Toronto). She is the director of the Board of the Advocates' Society. She has been a family law instructor for the Bar Admission Course of the Law Society of Ontario and is a frequent lecturer on various topics in family law. Over her years of practice, Cheryl has written numerous articles for the Bar Admission Course, professional journals, periodicals and magazines. Cheryl has been certified as a "Best Lawyer in Canada" for family law since 2008 and in 2014 was the only family lawyer in Ontario to be awarded the Lexpert Zenith Award.

Education

  • University of Toronto, M.Ed., 1986
  • University of Western Ontario, LL.B., 1985
  • York University, B.A., 1982

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 1987

Accreditations

  • Certified Specialist in Family Law, Law Society of Ontario
  • Dispute Resolution Officer, Ontario Superior Court of Justice

Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association (Past Chair, Family Law Executive)
  • Chair, Dispute Resolution Officer Committee (Toronto)
  • Bench and Bar Committee, Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Toronto)
  • Director of the Board, the Advocates' Society

Awards & Honours

  • Lexpert Zenith Award, 2014
  • Best Lawyers in Canada (Family Law), 2008-2015