Phil is a Senior Partner in the firm of Epstein, Cole LLP, in Toronto. He was the former Head of the Family Law Section of the Bar Admissions Course, 1983-1996; a Dispute Resolution Officer of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice; a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers; recipient of the 1998 Award of Excellence in Family Law from the Ontario Bar Association; Recipient of the 2012 Award of Excellence in Alternate Dispute Resolution from the Ontario Bar Association and the Law Society of Upper Canada Medal in 1999.
Mr Epstein was a member of both the Child Support Guidelines Committee and the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines Committee of the Federal Department of Justice. He is the Co-Author and Editor-In-Chief – Separation Agreement Annotated, Editor-in-Chief of the Reports of Family Law (Carswell) and the author of the National Family Law News Letter “This Week in Family Law” (eCarswell).
Phil is a Certified Family Arbitrator by the ADR Institute and an Accredited Family Mediator by the Ontario Association for Family Mediation. He carries on a very active practice in Mediation/Arbitration and lectures extensively throughout Canada to Continuing Education Programmes and the National Judicial Institute.