Prior to starting her legal career Susan Harris obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Cultural Anthropology, both from the University of Toronto. After several years working in business and at Davies, Ward and Beck, one of Toronto’s leading Corporate law firms, she received her LL.B. from Dalhousie University in 2002 where well-known Professor Rollie Thompson inspired her enthusiasm for family law, the area in which she has focused her practice ever since. In law school Susan was active in student government and participated in the Family Legal Aid Clinic where she got her first hands-on trial experience.
Susan articled at Ricketts, Harris LLP, and went on to work as an associate at Bastedo, Stewart, Smith for six remarkable years where she was privileged to receive mentorship and training from all of the exceptional partners there. After developing her own practice at another, smaller, family law boutique for two years Susan is excited to have opened her own practice in February 2012.
Susan has experience at all levels of court in Ontario having successfully argued matters at Provincial Court, Superior Court, Divisional Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal.
Susan is a member of the Family Law Association, the Ontario Bar Association and Collaborative Practice Toronto. Susan has co-authored papers on various family law issues and speaks regularly at the Mandatory Information Program at the Family Branch of the Superior Court at 393 University Avenue, Toronto.