Joseph C. Gyverson


About Us

Two parts Jason Bourne and one part Honest Abe Lincoln, Joseph C. Gyverson is a straight shooter and a problem solver. He aims to be disarmingly honest from your first meeting onward and emphasizes candour in every discussion. You're not coming to him for candy, so he won't sugar coat the issues for you.

Formerly a teacher and university lecturer, Joseph believes that it's essential for his clients to appreciate the nuances of the legal issues in their case. He takes the time to explain the law without the legalese. His background as a historian also means that he's able to quickly read through long documents without dozing off.

Joseph is a lawyer for all time zones. In addition to having lived in several countries and no less than half of the Canadian provinces, he has also represented clients located in countries on every continent in estates and family law matters (not counting Antarctica, but penguins mate for life and never need a family lawyer).  He's built an extensive network of legal contacts in other jurisdictions, from the United States, to the United Kingdom, to Europe, to the Caribbean, to Japan, Hong Kong and Australia.  This means that he's used to working late with coffee in his veins, liaising with clients on the other side of the international dateline. Closer to home, Joseph regularly works with parties and lawyers throughout Ontario and in British Columbia, where he began his legal career.

Joseph marshals his extensive list of skills and experiences to every case he handles and works to find tailor-made 'outside the box' solutions.


  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Victoria, 2002
  • Visiting Scholar, International LL.M., Utrecht University, The Netherlands, 2002
  • Master of Arts, Queen's University, 1999
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons.), 1997


  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Ontario Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Law Section and Family Law Section
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Toronto Lawyers Association

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