Herschel Fogelman graduated Osgoode Hall Law School in 1988 and was called to the bar in 1990. Since his call to the bar he has practiced family law exclusively. Recommended in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Herschel has been named a Best Family Lawyer in Canada every year since the Best Lawyer rankings began. He is known for his ability to handle complex and sensitive family law matters.
Herschel makes every effort to find a negotiated resolution to family disputes. He recognizes however that not all family disputes can be negotiated and, when litigation is necessary, he is a persuasive advocate. Herschel has argued cases at all levels of court, including the Ontario Court of Appeal.
Herschel is a certified mediator and is known for his ability to bring a calm, balanced and reasoned approach to problem solving. He has successfully mediated many family disputes, ranging in degree of difficulty and conflict. He also acts as an arbitrator, and is regularly called on by his peers to arbitrate sensitive family law issues. In recognition of these skills, Herschel has been appointed as a Dispute Resolution Officer for the Superior Court of Justice in Toronto.
As an adjunct to his mediation and arbitration practice, Herschel also offers private case management for family law cases. Private case management is active process, schedule and time management that's customized to the needs of each case. Private case management is available as a standalone service and with mediation and arbitration services.
Herschel was an instructor for many years with the Family Law section of the Bar Admission course. He was part of the team of lawyers chosen by the Law Society of Ontario to draft the standardized separation agreement for use by all Ontario family law lawyers. For a number of years, he served as a panel lawyer for the Ministry of the Attorney General (Offices of the Children's Lawyer) as a legal representative for children in a variety of family disputes. Herschel is a former Trustee for the Toronto Lawyers Association and a member of the Toronto Bench and Bar Committee. He is a frequent presenter and chair of for a wide variety of law programs, ranging in topics from Family Law to advocacy and mediation skills. Articles Herschel has written have appeared in a wide variety of publications including Money & Family Law.
Herschel is an avid cyclist and cycling commuter and was an elected member of the City of Toronto Cycling Committee. His other hobbies include hockey, canoeing and camping. Herschel is married with two children.