Academy Member Inducted 2022

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Kimberly A. Whaley, Mediator, Toronto, Ontario.

Kimberly A. Whaley

WEL Partners
45 St. Clair Ave. West, Suite 600
Toronto, ON M4V 1K9
Tel: (416) 355-3250
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Recognized to Ontario Chapter for:
Civil/Commercial Mediation

Other ADR Services: Med-Arb

Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced2009
  • # of MEDS (as of 12/7/24)200
  • # of ARBS (as of 12/7/24) 
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Kimberly is the founding partner of WHALEY ESTATE LITIGATION PARTNERS (WEL PARTNERS) a litigation firm in Toronto, practicing throughout Ontario and repeatedly ranked by Canadian Lawyer as one of Canada’s Top 5 & 10 Boutique Trusts & Estates Firms, practicing in the areas of Estate, Trust, Fiduciary Litigation, Powers of Attorney, Passing of  Fiduciary Accounts, Guardianship, Dependants’ Support, Capacity /Incapacity Litigation and Elder Law. Kimberly is a qualified Mediator and received a Mediation Certificate from the Institute for Conflict Management LLC, in Chicago Illinois(2008), and has been mediating estate and trust related disputes for over 20 years. Kimberly is a participant in the Estate Bar’s Estate Arbitration and Litigation Management (EALM), an initiative spearheaded by Suzana Popovic-Montag.

Kimberly has published articles on Mediation: The Advocates Quarterly: “The Essential Guide to Estate Dispute Mediations: Unique Challenges and Creative Solutions for Lawyers”, Volume 50, Issue 2, October 2019 and The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law (IAETL), Oxford University Press, Trust & Trustees: “Resolution of Estates and Trust Disputes: Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution in Canada”, February 2020.

Case Experience

  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Estates & Trusts


  • University of Bristol, England -- Diploma in Legal Practice (with Commendation), [Sept. 1994 - June 1995]
  • Nottingham Law School, England -- Diploma in Law, Common Professional Examinations (LLB), [Sept. 1992 - June 1994]
  • University of Bristol, England -- Masters of International Law (LL.M.), [Sept. 1991 - Sept. 1992]
  • University of Western Ontario, Canada -- BA, Political Science Major, English Minor, [Sept. 1984 - April 1988]

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Certified Specialist in Estates and Trusts Law
  • Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE), Member, 2008- present
  • Advocates’ Society, Member, 2003 – present
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Worldwide,Member since 2002, TEP 2007
  • The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law (IAETL), Academician since 2018
  • Ontario Bar Association (OBA), Member, 1999- present
  • Canadian Bar Association (CBA), Member, 1999 – present
  • Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA), Member, 2001-present
  • Estate Planning Council of Toronto, Member, 2008 – present
  • National Initiative for the Care of Elderly (NICE) member, 2009
  • Canadian Association on Gerontology, Member, 2013- present
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Member, 2014 – present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Tucson, Arizona USA
  • Toronto Police Service Seniors Community Consultative Committee (TPS SCCC), Abuse of Older and Vulnerable Person, Civilian Co-Chair, 2015- present
  • Ontario Securities Commission’s (OSC) Seniors Expert Advisory Committee (SEAC)
  • Ontario Securities Commission “Focus on Issues Facing Seniors Managing Investments and Retirement Income”, Senior’s Roundtable Participant

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