Inspired by her father, a civil litigator, Kaylie Handler chose a career in law in order to help other people.
As an associate at Goddard Gamage LLP, Kaylie focuses on the area of estates, trusts, guardianship and elder law. Prior to joining the firm, she articled and worked as counsel at the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee. While there, she represented the rights and interests of vulnerable adults in various areas including estate, guardianship, family, real estate and social assistance matters.
Kaylie understands that every client is different and that each brings a unique set of life experiences and challenges. Not only does she treat each client with compassion and respect, she is assertive, thorough and diligent in her approach to their cases so that her clients achieve the best possible results.
Kaylie shares her knowledge with colleagues and other individuals. She has given talks on a variety of subjects including legal issues for caregivers, meeting obligations to clients with disabilities, and substitute decision-making and she has had her work published in the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) Trusts and Estates Law Newsletter, Deadbeat. Kaylie is a member of the Mental Health Legal Committee and the Senior People’s Resources in North Toronto Advisory Committee.
Kaylie graduated from the Faculty of Law at Queen's University in 2008 and has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario. She obtained The Osgoode Certificate in Mental Health Law from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2010 and while at law school was awarded the P.E. Newbury Prize in Family Law. Kaylie was called to the Bar in Ontario in 2009 and is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Ontario Bar Association.