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FAMILY LAWYER AND MEDIATOR – B.A, J.D, L.L.B.

Helen Sterling Clarke

FAMILY LAWYER AND MEDIATOR – B.A, J.D, L.L.B.

Fasiha Khan

FAMILY LAW CLERK AT STERLING LAW

Wolete Waite

FAMILY LAW CLERK AT STERLING LAW

Diandra Bishop

Helen Sterling Clarke

FAMILY LAWYER AND MEDIATOR – B.A, J.D, L.L.B.

Helen is the founder and managing partner of Sterling Law.  She was called to the bar in 1992 and has practised, primarily in all areas of Family Law and in Estates Law since then.  

She is a graduate of Queen’s University in Ontario and the University of Notre Dame in the United States. Helen has a diverse clientele, both ethnically and geographically, she is a Barrister, Solicitor and Attorney who understands the necessity for many to resolve their disputes through negotiations, mediation and collaborative processes.  

The results of legal representation have tremendous, often life changing impact on families and the individuals within them, Helen blends two very different aspects of herself into her practice.  On one hand, she is tough:  Very pleasant, but no nonsense. She uses practical solutions to persuade opposing parties; she uses natural business ability to bring about best results; she represents you in creative and strategic ways that deliver optimum results.  On the other hand, Helen is approachable and compassionate… and she listens to you.   

Helen has advised on the full range of custody, access, support and property issues.  She has extensive family law experience, including property removal and child abduction inter-provincially and internationally, complex custody and access matters and high-conflict cases. 

In Estate matters, Helen typically probates wills. She also represents individuals in contesting and defending wills and powers of attorneys at court, in negotiation and in mediation.

A skilled mediator since 1998, Helen understands that while it is often better to mediate or negotiate a solution to your family or estates issue, sometimes those avenues are unavailable or quite simply, for various reasons, litigating in court is more appropriate.  Suffice it to say, her colleagues then know her to be a spirited and tireless opponent. 

Helen appears regularly in the Ontario Court of Justice and Superior Court of Justice and represents clients in all preparations, including case and settlement conferences, application hearings, motions and trials. 

Helen has a longstanding interest in local and international community development and youth-focused initiatives. She is a member of the Peel Law Association, the Ontario Association of Family Mediators, and the Law Society of Ontario

So while she has the whole tool kit, Helen is able to deliver the most practical and efficient solutions to your legal challenges. Whether you proceed by negotiations or litigation, she believes in teamwork and will ensure that your needs remain at the centre of our family law practice.  

Helen enjoys reading history, community development, travelling and spending time with family in her spare time. 

Fasiha Khan

FAMILY AND COLLABORATIVE LAWYER AND MEDIATOR – B.A, J.D, L.L.B.

Fasiha Khan is a client-centered, community-oriented family lawyer who resolves issues through litigation, mediation or the collaborative law processes. Fasiha’s range of practice includes family law, trusts & estates (including Islamic wills), and fertility law agreements.

Fasiha Khan recognizes that every client is undergoing one of the most challenging periods of their lives. She is committed to navigating her clients through their family matter with empathy, efficiency, an eye towards resolution and onwards to better days ahead. This focus has made Fasiha successful in achieving results for her clients that is both results-focused and cost-efficient.

Fasiha Khan practiced family law in the United States and then here in Canada. She is licensed in Ontario, Maryland, and District of Columbia. Originally from Maryland, Fasiha received her law degree from the University of Baltimore
School of Law where she studied with a concentration in family law. Fasiha spearheaded the University of Baltimore Family Law Clinic’s first student-led community legal education workshop focused on the legal rights of intimate partner violence survivors in the Muslim community. Later, she continued her passion for family law in private practice.

Fasiha Khan is dedicated to supporting community-led organizations and continues to engage in various legal education programs within the community. She provides legal services at local women’s shelters, training to shelter staff, and has presented at conferences on the intersection of family law in the Muslim community. She is on the lawyer roster of several local shelters and non-profit organizations within the GTA offering pro bono legal advice.

Fasiha Khan also offers fertility law services in supporting individuals to create and grow their families. Fertility law includes surrogacy agreements, egg donor agreements, sperm donor agreements, and embryo donation agreements.

Fasiha Khan is a certified collaborative law practitioner, She is a member of the Peel Halton Collaborative and Ontario Association of Collaborative Professionals.

For Google reviews from Fasiha’s former clients, please click here. For more information or for a free 15-minute consultation, please contact service@sterlinglaw.ca or 905-793-0557 ext.100. 

Wolete Waite

FAMILY LAW CLERK AT STERLING LAW

Wolete Waite is a Family Law Clerk at Sterling Law. She is a graduate of the Law Clerk Program at Seneca College, and a member of the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario.

Wolete approaches her work with the utmost professionalism, with the primary aim of helping Sterling Law to provide the highest quality legal services to our clients.  She enjoys supporting causes that positively affect the lives of children and senior citizens, and is also an avid reader of biographies of historical figures.

Diandra Bishop

FAMILY LAW CLERK AT STERLING LAW

We were struck by Diandra’s capacity for making meaningful contributions since the beginning of her internship with us and are pleased to introduce her now as our new Administrative Clerk. Diandra graduated from St. Lawrence College in 2023 where she honed a strong foundation in office management including case management and client support. While obtaining her Law Clerk Diploma, Diandra worked as a professional Caregiver Aid. She saw the impact legal issues have on families and this fueled her passion for advocacy and her decision to pursue a career in family law.

In her spare time Diandra enjoys listening to music, especially jazz and old school, watching observational and expository documentaries, travelling and experiencing different food and cultures.  

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