I referred a high net worth client to Justin de Vries. She had been in an intense family conflict involving issues of capacity with an elderly father, considerable monies being taken, health care disputes, pretty much the gamut. The conflict had perdured over several years and was exacerbating intensely. In a few short months, Justin and his team had the matter totally resolved with a result which was better than my client or I had expected. I strongly recommend him for anyone involved in a family/estate/wills litigation conflict.

Howard Levitt
Senior Partner, Levitt Sheikh
Bencher, Law Society of Ontario


We had a very complicated case that took 4 years to conclude. During that 4 years, the de Vries team handled our situation professionally and comprehensively. Our dispute had many tentacles. Rebecca Studin’s attention to detail was impeccable and proved rewarding as she scoured through mountains of medical records, bank statements and paperwork associated with our difficult case. During litigation, Justin’s skill in cross-examinations and discovery was truly captivating as he exposed many inequities with timelines and documentation. Our team kept us current by communicating frequently and continually ensuring that we were not carrying the burden of worry that such a convoluted case can present. Justin knew how to keep us grounded with his confidence, knowledge and yes, his sense of humour, which saved us during many emotional moments. We thoroughly believe that the de Vries team did their utmost to deliver a fair settlement in a timely fashion given the complexity of our case. Thank you Justin, Rebecca, Joanna, Christina and the administrative staff for your expertise, knowledge and warmth. We are appreciative of what you were able to do and are very aware that we would not have settled as we did without your expert guidance.

Burlington, Ontario


“Our experience with Justin and his associates has been exemplary. At the core of his work is an understanding of the deeply, discouraging challenges that are experienced when injustice enters a person’s life. We saw his ability to rebuild our courage and hope based on a wide ranging knowledge of litigation law. Throughout our discussions and correspondence, Justin responded with timely advice and more importantly with a caring concern, which did so much to alleviate the heartbreaking outcomes of our unforeseen situation.”

Margaret Draper
Burlington, Ontario


“The service you provided to us exceeded our expectations, making a very difficult situation much easier on us. I can understand why your firm was highly recommended to us; despite how busy you all are, we always felt that we were a priority…the combination of being experts in your field and great service is not something I come across very often.”

Monique Lund
Guilford, Ontario


“When our convoluted family estate issues in Canada & Spain became overwhelming, de VRIES LITIGATION guided us through the chaos.

Justin’s patience, experience and expertise created order out of mayhem.  The case spanned trans-Atlantic legal jurisdictions, involved three hostile siblings and care issues for an aging mother with rapidly advancing dementia.   It also involved foreign property, trust agreements, multiple Wills and Powers of Attorney in both Spain and Canada. It was a nightmare that had been dragging on for 3 years until Justin de Vries and his associate Gillian Fournie sorted it all out with deft decorum and great skill.   From beginning to end, the team demonstrated genuine empathy for our emotionally charged situation by always being accessible and quick to respond.”

Hamish Gordon
Mississauga, Ontario


“Scotiatrust has had the opportunity to work with de VRIES LITIGATION on a number of occasions. Each time, we have found the firm’s advice to be practical, effective, supportive and timely.  We recommend the lawyers at de VRIES LITIGATION without hesitation and hope to continue to use the firm’s services in future.”

Teresa Acs
Director, Estate and Trust Services


“I needed to find an estate law firm that I was comfortable with. It was a stressful time. The moment I met Diane Vieira and started talking to her, my anxiety diminished. Not only was she patient and understanding, but she was extensively knowledgeable and professional. Justin de Vries guided me through the settlement process with wise and experienced advice. I am confident that I chose the best law firm for my needs.”

Mary Bottomley  


“Unequivocally and without reservation I recommend Justin de Vries as a litigator that delivers a winning argument. His quick response to clients speaks to a belief in client lawyer relationships fostered in communication. Thanks for all your efforts in my file and going the “extra mile” many times over.”

Kenneth Yates
Rancho Cucomonga, California


“I am pleased to extend my highest recommendation for Justin de Vries as counsel for any litigation action. I have had the opportunity to work with Justin on a commercial proceeding and an estate proceeding. I found him to be excellent in guiding us through the process. Litigation can represent stress in an unfamiliar environment, however Justin’s guidance and coaching through this process relieved a great deal of the anxiety. Justin takes the time needed to explain options and he is an excellent communicator. In all dealings with him, I found him fair, knowledgeable, practical, realistic and very well prepared.”

Donald Gain
President, Harmony Printing Limited


“In our recent and challenging civil litigation, Justin de Vries provided first-rate legal advice, insightful strategic thinking, highly skilled court-room performance, and excellent client liaison. These are the characteristics which ultimately led to success in our lawsuit and to a significant cost award in our favour.”

Don Speller
President, Tarandus Associates Limited


“Maya is highly organized and efficient. She is quick to respond and knows her stuff. Maya was a pleasure to work with and I would have no hesitation recommending her.”

Karen Brooks
Toronto, Ontario