Suzanne Stolz, Family Lawyer and Family Mediator at MGPC

Suzanne graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2002, where she served as co-Editor-in-Chief for the Harvard Women’s Law Journal. She was called to the bar in New York in 2004 and in Ontario in January 2018.

Through her experience in family law and her background as a human rights advocate, Suzanne has developed a deep understanding of the emotional impact divorce takes on all involved. Suzanne takes special care to develop a unique strategy to make sure that every client’s immediate and long-term needs are met. Her unique background and experience allows Suzanne to find dynamic solutions for even the most complicated of cases.

Before immigrating to Canada, Suzanne gained extensive litigation experience as a clerk to a federal appellate judge, an associate at a leading international commercial law firm, and staff attorney for a globally-recognized international human rights NGO. Training under two of New York’s top family law lawyers, Robert Stephan Cohen and Marcy Wachtel, Suzanne represented clients in contested, uncontested, and collaborative family law matters. She has negotiated successful settlements on behalf of clients and, when necessary, litigated complicated matters through to trial. Upon moving to Ontario, Suzanne completed family mediation training at York University. She also volunteered with the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, assisting with its human rights advocacy.

Suzanne has co-authored two articles on human rights: Bringing Theories of Human Rights Change Home, 77 Fordham L. Rev. 459 (2008), and Addressing Human Rights Abuses against People Who Use Drugs: A Critical Role for Human Rights Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures, Journal of Human Rights Practice (Oxford University Press 2018). She also co-authored an article about modifying child and spousal support obligations under New York law, entitled “Support Modification: An Overview and Update” (New York Family Law Monthly 2007).

Suzanne is a trained Collaborative Family Lawyer and a member of the Hamilton-Halton Collaborative Practice Group.

Suzanne is also active in the Oakville community and serves on the steering committee with the Women of Halton Action Movement and has served on the board of Community Development Halton.

At MGPC Suzanne practice in all areas of family law.  Her practice includes Collaborative Family Law and representation in negotiation, mediation, arbitration and court.  To schedule a meeting with Suzanne please contact Fiona Bryan at