Brenda Christen LL.B.

As a mediator, Brenda approaches family disputes with an emphasis on smart practical solutions. Her direct and approachable manner has earned her the respect and confidence of parties and colleagues alike.

While Brenda has acted successfully on leading cases at both the trial and appellate levels, she prefers constructive resolutions and now focusses her energy on mediation. She understands the limitations of the court process and the inherent pressures that that process places on families. She helps parties create pragmatic solutions that give them the ability to take control of the process and define both the cost and outcome of their matter.

In addition to mediation, Brenda offers neutral file evaluation, mentoring and trial preparation review to family law counsel. For those individuals without counsel Brenda offers consultation and direction regarding the process to ensure the right fit for your family, whether through mediation, parenting co-ordination, arbitration, or the court.

Brenda has been selected by her peers as Lawyer of the Year 2020 and Mediator of the Year 2021 by Best Lawyers for Toronto Family Law. She has been included in Best Lawyers annual publication for her work since its inception in 2006.

To schedule a mediation please email: or call 416-873-7328.


Cooperative. Positive. Productive.