Diane McInnis practices Collaborative Family Law
Diane McInnis was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia where she attended Dalhousie University and obtained her degrees in Science (1985) and Education (1986). After teaching high school science in Ontario, she returned to Dalhousie and obtained her Law Degree in 1990. She articled in downtown Toronto, and was admitted to the Bar in Ontario in 1992. She practiced law in Toronto briefly before leaving in favour of backpacking around the world with her husband, and then in the fall of 1993, settling in Kitchener-Waterloo.
Locally, Diane has practiced family law, criminal law and intellectual property law. However, her passion is family law and helping people through difficult family transitions, and as such, currently restricts her practice to family law issues.
Diane practices Collaborative Family Law in which the clients contract to resolve their family law issues without resorting to court. As an Accredited Family Mediator, Diane assists clients mediate disputes and resolve family law conflict, but does not represent either client in the dispute.
Diane stays in shape by running, playing tennis and Pilates and, between the demands of family and work, enjoys reading, especially Can-Lit.
Why Choose DM Family Law?
Diane McInnis has the experience to understand your unique concerns and deal with your family law matter efficiently – that’s a savings to you, both financially and emotionally.
Diane understands that the experience of separation and divorce can be difficult and emotionally painful. She is considerate of your personal experience in this process and focuses on the unique needs of your family’s situation, your values and your interests.
Diane knows that retaining a lawyer can be an intimidating experience. Therefore, she ensures that her clients be made to feel welcome and comfortable from the very first contact with our office, from your first appointment through to the completion of your matter.
We are Welcoming and Responsible
At the Law office of Diane McInnis, Collaborative Divorce and Family Mediation, we pay special attention to environmental policies that promote a sustainable practice. Whenever possible, we try to be paperless, and when paper is used it is certified FSC. Refreshments are sustainably sourced. It's the small attention to details that make our clients feel welcomed.
The office is easily accessible by public transportation, including an LRT stop. We are a block away from the Iron Horse Trail and a few blocks from the Spur Trail for walking and cycling enthusiasts.