Jennifer Gold is a partner of Wood Gold LLP and practices Family Law, Mediation and Wills.
She graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in English and Psychology and holds an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School. She was called to the Bar in 2002. She is a member in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada. She serves as Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Women’s Law Association of Ontario and is a member of the Peel Law Association. She has formerly served on the Board of Directors for North York Women’s Shelter. Jennifer serves as a mentor to other lawyers in the Family Law Bar.
Jennifer is a mediator who has completed the Certificate in Family Mediation at York University and is an associate member of the Ontario Association for Family Mediation. She practices transformative mediation to help parties improve their relationship and understanding of each other.
Jennifer represents both men and women regularly in the Ontario Court of Justice and Ontario Superior Court of Justice. She has also appeared before the Court of Appeal. In addition to lengthy litigation experience, Jennifer offers a settlement focused approach to Family Law cases.
By entering into partnership, Jennifer Gold and Frances Wood, sought to create an alternative to the traditional law firm and thereby achieve work-life balance and a diverse workplace. Their efforts were noted by Carol Goar in her article for the Toronto Star entitled, “Women Create Family-Friendly Law Practice”. Jennifer is also an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and was quoted in the Toronto Star article, “The biggest law firms employ plenty of women – but there aren’t many at senior levels”.
Jennifer is a 2017 recipient of the Lexpert Zenith Awards celebrating the advancement of women in the legal profession.
When Jennifer is not practicing law and managing a law firm, she enjoys spending time with her family and singing with a highly competitive barbershop quartet.