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

If it were possible to give a rating of more then 5, I would. Shawn is an amazing, dedicated, professional lawyer and is driven to get the results for his clients. He knows the stress we feel when going into this. Together with his team, they have worked hard to make my case and get me what I want and needed. In less than one year, my case is nearing the end and the stress I feel today is nothing close to what I felt before I found Shawn and his team. Shawn and his team will communicate with you in the way that best suits you and responds to your needs within minutes. They always keep you up to date on everything that’s happening with your case. I had met with a lawyer previous to meeting Shawn and there is no comparison. I would highly recommend hiring Shawn if what you want is the best. I cannot fully express how happy I am to have found such a great lawyer. I will definitely refer him to any family or friends in need.

(T.S.) June 2018 – Google Review 5 stars

Shawn successfully dealt with all my legal matters to my full satisfaction. My business experience with his legal services was remarkable. Shawn showed the needed energy to work hard. He applied the right sections on the legal act to take care of my case and followed through it in legal documents and court day. He used assertive leadership when dealing with the other lawyer. His efficient business organization strongly supported his fast-paced daily tasks. And his professional demeanor made it a pleasant experience. He loves his profession. I wish I had met with Shawn before retaining my previous lawyer. I would have definitely saved a lot of money, energy and precious time. If you too need to efficiently deal with those energy-draining legal matters, call Shawn now!

(Anonymous) August 6, 2018 – LawyerRatingz

Civil Law Testimonials

If you want a no nonsense law firm that breaks down the issues into easy to understand plain English then this is the law firm to work with. Shawn took the time to make sure everything was 100% correct and followed up multiple times to make sure I was happy. Would not hesitate to recommend SMP to anyone serious about results.

(S.C.) October 2018 – Google Review 5 stars

I want to take this moment to Thank Mr. Shawn Philbert and his team for helping me through a difficult time. Your compassion and expertise made my traumatic experience a lot easier to deal with. I highly recommend SMP Law.

(B.W.) October 2018 – Google Review 5 stars

Estate Law Testimonials

We have recently reached a settlement to our satisfaction with the help of SMPlaw Firm following a four year complex estate claim. We are living outside of Ontario so we kept in contact regularly via internet with Shawn and his team. Shawn is an efficient,hard working,and professional lawyer who expect you to participate actively to your file but with the full support of him and his team. We were impressed with Shawn methodical approach and excellent knowledge of the law reflected in his well documented and researched letters to other lawyers and briefs to the Court. His firm manager’s trust account reports are well detailed,easy to follow, and show exactly where your funds are being spent. We would certainly recommend Shawn and his team for their determination to win your case and their competence in estate law.

(D.D.) November 4, 2018 – 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