David W. Cahill
I am a family lawyer and accredited family mediator, but I most identify with being a ‘peacemaker.’ Assisting my clients with peaceful, respectful, out-of-Court resolution of their parenting, support, and property issues is how I use my professional licenses consistent with my values.
If you are reading this, then you are likely going through a period of family transition. My role is to guide you through your transition. I do that by facilitating a process that empowers you to attain a durable and workable resolution. At my core, I believe that resolving your family law issues through negotiation, mediation, and/or collaborative law will always be preferable to resolving through litigation.
I have three degrees from Western University, including an Honours Bachelors of Arts in History (2013), a Masters of Art in History (2014), and my Juris Doctor (2017). I was called to the bar in 2018 and have worked exclusively in family law since that time. I also have a Masters of Law from Queen’s University (2020). My mediation certification is with the Ontario Association of Family Mediators.
I’ve lived all over Bruce County, from Wiarton, to Chesley, to Tiverton, and I have a unique appreciation for life in Grey-Bruce. Currently I live in Kingston, Ontario where I am currently completing a doctorate of law at Queen’s in the field of legal education reform. I am a nerd at heart who loves to learn, and being able to continuously expand my knowledge and skills through education is a life-long endeavor.
In Collaborative Practice, you commit to:
1. Negotiate a mutually acceptable settlement without having courts decide issues.
2. Maintain open communication and information sharing.
3. Create shared solutions acknowledging the highest priorities of all.