Judge’s Comments

Mr. Philbert impressed me as knowledgeable counsel…
Robertson D.J. (Young v. Fogarty, Court File No. SC-12-00254-00, Small Claims Court, Owen Sound)

Both parties’ factums were clear, concise and extremely helpful to me and I am grateful to counsel for their hard work.
Lemon J. (Mudronja v. Mudronja, 2008 CarswellOnt 8080; [2009] W.D.F.L. 712; [2009] W.D.F.L. 728; [2009] W.D.F.L. 762; [2009] W.D.F.L. 799; [2009] W.D.F.L. 803; 173 A.C.W.S. (3d) 871)

Given the detail of the materials filed on the motion and the relative equivalence of the time incurred by both sides, I conclude that the hours claimed by the respondent are reasonable. Mr. Philbert is a 2002 call. The Bill of Costs seeks $225.00/hour for Mr. Philbert; his full indemnity rate is $350.00. I consider the partial indemnity rate sought for Mr. Philbert to be reasonable, and I see no problem with the $80.00/hour sought for the law clerks.
D.M. Brown J. (Urbisci v. Urbisci, 2011 ONSC 3 (CanLII))

Finally, I would be remiss if I did not observe (as I did during trial) that both counsel conducted this case in an efficient, effective and cooperative way that made the difficult task of making a decision in this case easier. I thank them for that.
Le May J. (De Matos v. De Matos, 2016 ONSC 5138)

Finally, I would be remiss if I did not observe again that Mr. Philbert and Ms. Bateman handled a very difficult and contentious case in an efficient, effective and cooperative way. I appreciate their assistance.
Le May J. (De Matos v. De Matos, 2017 ONSC 2045)

Family Law Testimonials

My family law matter was an ongoing issue that I previously tried to resolve for many years without success. Shawn was able to successfully resolve all the issues in my case and accomplish all my goals within a short period of time.

It is evident that Shawn is highly experienced and knowledgeable and he was always there to provide me with good advice along the way. Shawn was always available to communicate with me day or night and on weekends. Shawn was very strategic in his handling of my case and he ensured that we were always well prepared in advance. I was very impressed with Shawn’s handling of correspondence with the opposing counsel and how he carried himself and represented me at the court house. Shawn is also very compassionate and it is clear that he truly cares about his clients.

Shawn’s team (Emmanuel, Pedro and Lorrie) were also very friendly, organized, professional and a pleasure to work with.

I am thankful to have had Shawn and his team in my corner and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. Thank you Shawn and the entire team at SMP Law!

(H.H.) June 2020 – Google Review 5 stars

I would definitely recommend SMP Law to anyone who requires a Family Lawyer and/or Civil law/litigation. Shawn is very professional, knowledgeable, confident and capable. He understood the situation. When I was close to giving up he gave me the confidence I needed to continue. I am very impressed with Shawn’s handling of the correspondence from opposing counsel and his responses to her. I have no hesitation in recommending Shawn to anyone. His services are excellent. Five Stars!! He deserves more than five stars!

(C.R.) – February 2020 – Google Review 5 stars

Civil Law Testimonials

My first phone conversation with Lorrie and Shawn at SMP Law, I became at ease and reassured feeling I was in good hands, especially since my wife was emotionally upset and overwhelmed the staff made me feel at ease. The friendly environment, attention to detail and high level of professionalism made us confident the direction of this process. Thank you Lorrie and Shawn. I’m more than happy to recommend your services.

(P.M.) – April 2020 – Facebook

Professional and treated like family. Thanks Shawn and looking forward to using you again in the future.

(D.N.) July 2020 – Google Review 5 stars

Estate Law Testimonials

I highly recommend SMP Law. Shawn and his team are very knowledgeable and professional. Excellent customer service.

(T.M.) February 2020 – Facebook

Shawn Philbert and the “SMP Law” team represented myself and a number of family members in a recent lawsuit.  Shawn and his team were very knowledgeable and well prepared for our pretrial hearings with points of the law that enhanced our position and led to a successful conclusion of our lawsuit.  I would highly recommend Shawn and his team and would not hesitate to use their expertise if needed again.

(W.D.) November 6, 2018 – Facebook