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

Stop searching, you have found one of the top lawyers in the GTA. Shawn accomplished more in 3 court meetings than my previous lawyer accomplished in 2 years, and I could not be happier. He is very talented, efficient, professional, prepared, articulate and keeps the opposing council on track, does not waste time on frivolous matters, It was also obvious to me that Shawn is very well respected with the judges in Milton. I have and will continue to recommend Shawn to others without hesitation, and feel very fortunate to have him ON MY SIDE.
(Anonymous) December 22, 2017 – LawyerRatingz.com

It was a breath of fresh air working with Mr. Shawn Philbert. He was honest, compassionate, efficient and fair. I wish I had found him sooner, I would have saved so much more time, money and stress.
(T.A.) January 2018 – Google Review 5 stars

Civil Law Testimonials

You were extremely professional, very knowledgeable, classy and accessible. I would recommend you to anybody. Thanks for all you did for me.
(S.P.) July 17, 2017

Shawn can’t be intimidated by opposing counsel, he doesn’t back down. You can count on him and the firm to stand by you no matter what, he will fight for you.
(D.C.) September 1, 2017

Estate Law Testimonials

Mr. Philbert is truly an amazing lawyer! I have never met a lawyer quite like him. He has the ability to show you that he cares about you and your case and the emotions that come with it…yet, put the horns on to fight for you. I wish the world had more men and lawyers like him because he can return your faith in humanity in the darkest of hours.
(T.R.) March 16, 2017

Shawn worked with me for over two years, through a very complex and stressful case.  He never stopped fighting for me and was always there for me, day or night, to answer my questions or just help me get through the day.  I would highly recommend his firm to anyone facing any sort of legal battle.  Much better to have him on your side than have to face him from the other side!  All his support staff are stellar too, can’t say enough good things about this law firm.
(Anonymous) June 28, 2017 – LawyerRatingz.com