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Kelly D. Jordan

Family Law for Every Kind of Family

Certified Specialist Best Lawyers   Advocates Society

A partner at Jordan Battista, Kelly leads the firm’s family law department, which assists families access the spectrum of issues they face, including marriage, cohabitation, adoption, conception through fertility treatment, separation and divorce. Kelly was called to the Bar in 1995 and she has since practiced in Toronto in the areas of family law, wills and estate planning, and assisted reproductive technologies. Her practice in this area runs from drafting Separation Agreements to litigating for custody, support or property rights. She also does a significant amount of work with clients who use assisted reproductive technologies, including surrogacy agreements, ovum/sperm donor agreements and obtaining declarations of parentage.

Kelly practices family law for every kind of family. Kelly has a broad and diverse client base, and like the rest of the lawyers at Jordan Battista, she has an acknowledged expertise in assisting clients in all family structures, including those in same sex relationships and those families who have used assisted reproduction. Kelly herself is a mother of twins conceived through assisted reproduction.

Kelly was co-counsel on two occasions before the Supreme Court of Canada in Baker v. Francis (1999) and Miglin v. Miglin (2002). She is the Chair for the National Family Law Executive of the Canadian Bar Association (2011-2012).  She is the former Chair of the Family Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association. She is a panel member of the Office of the Children’s Lawyer and Chair of the Advisory Panel on Family Law to the Board of Legal Aid Ontario 2003-2005.

Kelly is a member of The American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys (AAARTA), is certified by Ontario's Bar Association as a specialist in Family Law, and is ranked as a leading Canadian lawyer by Lexpert.

Kelly is a frequent speaker and guest on issues pertaining to family law including adoption, assisted human reproduction, and common law couples. Kelly has addressed Ontario family law judges at their Annual Family Law Program and has also been a conference speaker at many other events including conferences organized by Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Bar Association, the University of Toronto,The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and post-secondary institutions. Kelly was consulted by the Expert Panel on Infertility and Adoption for Ontario.

Kelly has volunteered extensively in the community, including serving as a Director on the Board of Directors at the AIDS Committee of Toronto for four years. She established a legal clinic staffed by volunteer lawyers and law students which provided wills and estate documents for people living with HIV/AIDS. She also co-ordinated a satellite student legal clinic at the AIDS Committee of Toronto.

Kelly has been recognized by her peers.  She was named as a leading family law practitioner by Canadian Lexpert Directory and was chosen by her peers as one of Canada’s Best Lawyers 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Kelly is assisted in the family law department by her senior law clerk, Liz Lewis. Please contact Kelly at (416) 203-2899, x. 24 or kjordan@jordanbattista.com

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Kelly Jordan has extensive skills and expertise in all areas of family law. She has a reputation for her abilities as a tough advocate for challenging cases but also for her abilities to maintain and pursue fairness by way of mediation and alternate dispute resolution

If you are seeking solid experience of a lawyer who is both understanding and skilled, contact Kelly or her law clerk Liz to set up an appointment.

Kelly recently contributed
a chapter on family property
rights for cohabitants
to the newest publication
on Ontario family property law..
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Testimonials

"Kelly Jordan is highly skilled in her specialized area of reproductive law. Having working in the field of third party reproduction for over 20 years, it is essential to my business that I refer clients to lawyers who are as empathetic as they are qualified. Kelly Jordan and the members of her firm are such people. Her work is a wonderful compliment to the services I provide and the feedback I receive from clients I have referred to her, has always been very positive. Whether a client needs a contract drafted or a legal declaration done, I am always confident services will be provided in a timely manner and with the utmost skill and compassion. I am pleased to work with Jordan Battista and would not hesitate in sending my clients to her.

Joanne Wright, President, Canadian Surrogacy Options

Just a quick note to say thank you. I know we had a few battles along the way but I have to credit you and your office for managing my file in a professional, expedient and economically beneficial manner. Your personal, yet matter of fact way of approaching a very difficult situation was quite outstanding and progressive. Though I would never want to find myself in a similar situation, it good to know your firm is only a phone call away.

I.W., A Family Law Client

"For being the past Chair of the family law section of the CBA. I am impressed with all the work you do for the profession. ”

A Family Law Colleague

"Thank you for your expertise, guidance and support over the past couple of years. It is such a relief to have this issue behind me."

J.D., A Family Law Client