A boutique law firm that provides client-centered and efficient resolutions to complex family law issues.

About Us

Murray Lawson LLP is a boutique law firm in Toronto practising exclusively in the area of family law. Partners Erin Chaiton-Murray and Meghan Lawson are experienced in dealing with all aspects of complex and challenging family law matters. Mindful of the uniqueness of each client’s situation, Murray Lawson LLP adopts a team approach to achieving a fair, expeditious, and creative resolution to each client’s family law issues, ensuring that all of our clients’ needs are met.

Murray Lawson LLP represents clients in all areas of divorce and family law including parenting issues, child and spousal support, division of property, and drafting and negotiating domestic contracts. Our team takes a client-centered approach to achieving an efficient resolution to family law disputes in various forums including litigation, negotiation, mediation and arbitration – all executed with the highest level of professionalism. We have significant experience with multifaceted matters that intersect with other areas of law.

Murray Lawson LLP is centrally located near Yonge and St. Clair in Toronto, providing service to clients throughout the GTA and surrounding areas.

Team

Erin Chaiton-Murray

Partner

Erin has practised exclusively in the area of family law since her call to the Ontario bar in 2009. She has extensive experience in all aspects of family law, including advocating for clients before all levels of court in Ontario, and negotiating and drafting cohabitation agreements, marriage contracts and separation agreements. Erin frequently represents clients at both mediations and arbitrations. Prior to establishing Murray Lawson LLP, Erin gained valuable experience practicing with several of Toronto’s leading family law advocates.

Erin holds a B.A. (Hons.) in Health Studies and Gerontology from McMaster University and graduated from the joint J.D./M.S.W. program at the University of Toronto. Her Masters of Social Work and significant family law experience give her valuable insight and a specialized skill set in navigating human dynamics. Erin adopts a practical and results-focused approach to individual clients in assisting to resolve their family law disputes.

Erin is listed in Best Lawyers International. She has written numerous papers, articles and a book chapter on evidence in family law, and she presents frequently at family law programs. Erin has completed a parenting coordination course and is a member of the Ontario Bar Association, the Advocates’ Society, and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. During law school, Erin was actively involved in the student legal clinic, Downtown Legal Services, and also completed Social Work practicums at The Hospital for Sick Children and the Office of the Children’s Lawyer.

Erin enjoys running and travelling when she’s not in an arena watching her three daughters play hockey.

Erin Chaiton-Murray

Meghan Lawson

Partner

Meghan has practised exclusively in the area of family law since her call to the bar in 2012. Prior to establishing Murray Lawson LLP, Meghan had the benefit of practising with several of Toronto’s leading family law advocates where she gained valuable litigation and negotiation experience resolving complex property and financial issues. Meghan represents clients effectively at all levels of court in Ontario and in mediations and arbitrations.

Meghan attended Saint Mary’s University in Nova Scotia where she earned her B.A. in Criminology and History. Meghan received her J.D. from the University of Windsor, where she gained significant insight into the judicial perspective while clerking at the Ontario Court of Justice, Family Court.

Meghan is a member of the Ontario Bar Association and the Advocates’ Society.

Outside of the office, Meghan spends time exploring Toronto with her family and is always ready to find the next up and coming craft brewery.

Meghan Lawson

Direct 416.847.5056
mlawson@murraylawsonllp.com

Vanessa Sidwell

Associate

Vanessa was called to the bar in 2019. Prior to joining Murray Lawson LLP, Vanessa summered, articled and practiced with a prominent family law boutique in Toronto.

Vanessa graduated from Western University with B.A. (Hons.) and obtained her J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School. While at Osgoode Hall, Vanessa was involved with the Family Law Project with Pro Bono Students Canada, assisting low-income clients with matters in the Ontario Court of Justice. Vanessa also participated in the Family Division of the Osgoode Mediation Clinic, where she facilitated workshops in the community, and conducted mediations in Small Claims Court. Through her work with the Clinic, Vanessa obtained her Level 2 Collaborative Practice Training with Collaborative Practice Toronto. She also participated in the Advanced Children & the Law Workshop, assisting counsel for the Office of the Children’s Lawyer and the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto. Vanessa received the prize for the highest standing in Business Associations while at Osgoode Hall.

Vanessa is a member of the Ontario Bar Association and the Advocates’ Society.When not in the office, Vanessa enjoys trying new workout classes and spending time with family and friends.

Vanessa Sidwell

Direct 647.547.0386
vsidwell@murraylawsonllp.com

Leigh-Anne Yawlak

Senior Law Clerk

Leigh-Anne is a Senior Law Clerk at Murray Lawson LLP.

Following her B.A. in Classical Studies at the University of Toronto, Leigh-Anne completed the Ontario Institute of Law Clerks Honors Program at Humber College, earning special recognition in family and corporate law. With a special passion for and understanding of family law, Leigh-Anne chose to work exclusively in this field.

At Murray Lawson LLP, Leigh-Anne oversees all aspects of client management, including preparing financial statements, net family property statements, and drafting court material. Leigh-Anne enjoys working directly with clients and understands the complex emotions that result from separation, striving to remove any intimidation clients may feel about the family law process.

Leigh-Anne Yawlak

Direct 647.547.0347
lyawlak@murraylawsonllp.com

Contact Us

Murray Lawson LLP
12 Lawton Blvd., 2nd Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M4V 1Z4

Tel: 416.613.8342
Fax: 647.547.0456

info@murraylawsonllp.com

12 Lawton Blvd Toronto Ontario

Murray Lawson LLP
12 Lawton Blvd., 2nd Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M4V 1Z4

Tel: 416.613.8342
Fax: 647.547.0456

info@murraylawsonllp.com

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