Private Practice

Litigation Lawyer

May 17, 2023

Whaley Estate Litigation (WEL) Partners, a boutique estate litigation firm located in midtown Toronto and serving clients across Ontario, is seeking a senior litigation associate to join its team.

The firm acts on all aspects of disputes involving wills, estates, trusts, powers of attorney, guardianships, and fiduciary accounting. It represents both private and institutional clients at all levels of court in Ontario, and its lawyers regularly contribute their expertise to the legal community through presentations, publications, and service on a variety of committees.

The ideal candidate will have strong litigation skills and have been in practice for 6+ years, with demonstrated experience in civil litigation and an interest in estate and trust litigation and advocacy.

The firm is seeking a like-minded practitioner with a strong work ethic, commitment to excellence and to deliver high-caliber work, while focusing on good client relations. In return, the firm offers a respectful work environment, competitive compensation, and meaningful mentorship.

We strive to create a collegial and supportive workplace. The firm recognizes that successful associates need proper resources and room for growth. When you’re dealing with difficult cases, it’s good to know that you have a supportive firm behind you.

Required Skills: You must be capable of working independently with carriage of files; able to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete on schedule. You must have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. You will be responsible for initiating and/or defending proceedings; maintaining complete carriage of litigation matters files from start to finish. You will also be responsible for client relations, including meetings, advising taking instruction, reporting and/or responding to inquiries.

Mandatory: Membership in the Law Society of Ontario.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Kimberly Whaley at

WEL Partners is an equal opportunity employer, committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act [AODA]. If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify our office manager at .

Employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required. If you are not able to obtain COVID-19 vaccinations for a reason related to a protected ground of discrimination under applicable human rights legislation, you may request accommodation.

We thank all interested applicants; however only candidates who will be offered an interview will be contacted.

No telephone calls nor agencies please.

WEL Partners

WEL Partners, a Toronto-based Trusts and Estates boutique litigation firm, offers clients expertise in the resolution of estate-related disputes throughout Ontario. Our firm aims to ease the stress of litigation for clients, recognizing the need to navigate emotionally difficult waters. We regularly advise Estate Trustees, Trustees, Attorneys and Guardians on their fiduciary obligations and on the legislation governing their actions. Our team boasts highly experienced skilled professionals.

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WEL Partners



Size of Company

10 - 50 people

Area of Practice


Experience Required

6+ years