Compassion. Experience. Resolution.

Whitney Smith is an experienced family law lawyer who has specialized in family law since her call to the bar. She brings a compassionate and thoughtful approach to her practice and prides herself on providing top notch client service by treating each file with the attention and priority it deserves, no matter the size. She has a warm demeanour that puts her clients at ease.


Whitney is a talented negotiator with a reputation for resolving seemingly unresolvable files, including those with lengthy litigation histories, at minimal expense. She is passionate about utilizing alternative dispute resolution methods to achieve optimal family law outcomes, including mediation and Collaborative Family Law, with respect to which she is a trained collaborative lawyer.

Whitney’s experience dictates that clients are typically more content with negotiated outcomes that they themselves have helped to craft, which is why Whitney’s primary objective is to collaborate with her clients to create tailored, workable solutions to their family law issues. That said, there are some cases that demand judicial input and Whitney has extensive experience not only in discerning such cases but also in achieving optimal outcomes in court.

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Whitney Smith earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts in World Religions from McGill University. She resides with her son and daughter in Hamilton and is actively involved in the Hamilton/Halton legal community as a member of the Hamilton Law Association Family Law Subcommittee and the Collaborative Practice Hamilton/Halton practice group.

She enjoys cooking, good coffee and antiquing on weekends.


Law Society of Ontario

Collaborative Practice Hamilton