Gene C. Colman

Gene C. Colman
Gene C. Colman Family Law Centre
Managing partner

Gene C. Colman, managing partner with the firm Gene C. Colman Family Law Centre, focuses on family law and litigation.

Mr. Colman graduated from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1973 with a B.A. in political science and international relations.  After working for a year at the university and studying in its M.A. program in international relations, he returned to Toronto to study law at Osgoode Hall Law School and graduated in 1977.  He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1979.

For more than 38 years, Mr. Colman has focused exclusively on family law issues, including alimony and spousal support, children's rights, child protection law, custody and visitation, domestic violence and neglect, paternity, and prenuptial agreements. He advises clients on matters involving parental alienation, equal shared parenting, procedural fairness, father’s rights and gender equality.

Mr. Colman has written many articles on family law and is the founding editor and an advisory board member of the Canadian Journal of Family Law, as well as a founding member and an advisor to the board of directors of the Canadian Equal Parenting Council.

He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Gene C. Colman In The News
Decision 'inviting chaos' into area of family law pleadings

Although the Ontario Court of Appeal was partially successful in its attempt to promote procedural fairness in the recent case of Frick v. Frick 2016 ONCA 799, it also ... Read more

Practice directions should be consistent across Ontario

Procedural directions for filing family law motions in court should be consistent across the province, says Toronto lawyer Gene C. Colman . Instead, practice directions for ... Read more

Gene C. Colman: a pioneering advocate of 'family rights'

When a man went   to Toronto family lawyer  Gene C. Colman  in the mid-1980s seeking joint custody of his children, Colman warned him to prepare for a ... Read more

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