From our family to yours, our dedicated advocates are here
to advise you on your family issues when you need it most.

Dwyer Law

Legal care, not just legal work



We are excited to announce that our office is again looking to expand our support staff.  We are currently accepting cover letters and curriculum vitaes for a new Family Law Legal Assistant or Law Clerk.  For a further job description, kindly see the following listing on the Ontario Job Bank Portal.

About Us,


Since its' inception in 2014, the legal team in our boutique family law litigation firm has proudly brought many, even high conflict, cases to a resolution.

Our clients receive the benefit of a team of family litigation lawyers to provide them with individualized, accessible and responsive legal care.  Though we are located in Hamilton, Ontario --just across the street from the Hamilton Unified Family Court, our office services the Hamilton area as well as the GTA, London, Sarnia, Chatham, and Windsor, Ontario.

Here, at Dwyer Law Office we believe in legal care.  To our office this means that we will emphasize the approach that works for our clients, balancing the goal of achieving their best possible outcome with their financial means and, where possible, prioritizing the less-adversarial alternative dispute resolution mechanisms available to minimize conflict between partners (in the interest of their children, if any).

In situations where no out-of-court resolution is possible, we will continue to bring you the same quality of care by providing you with representation through each step of your litigation process.  We are confident that, through our collaborative, committed and detail-oriented practice we can assist you in determining your best approach to help you achieve your goals.


Reach Us,


TELEPHONE:    905.777.1615

FASCIMILE:        905.777.8008

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Please note that by filling out an inquiry form you have not retained our firm to act on your behalf.

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     Meet Us,



Martina Dwyer
B.Sc.N., R.N., C. Ped (c), J.D

Owner of Firm

Martina founded our firm in 2014 after practicing in Toronto and Windsor, she brings to each case the knowledge of over twenty years of practice in nursing and pedorthics prior to even becoming a lawyer.  She has successfully represented clients from all walks of life in cases in of Family Law, Estates, Malpractice and Defense.

In her free time Martina is passionate about boating, history and travelling.  Martina also speaks German.

Martina is a member of the Windsor-Essex Law Association, and the Hamilton Law Association.

Julia Fogarty
B.Sc., J.D.

Family Lawyer

Julia joined Dwyer Law Office permanently in 2018 after completing her articles with a top-tier litigation firm in Yorkville, Toronto, Ontario.  During her time there she spent most of her term in court assisting her principal with a $14.9 million dollar malpractice trial.  Prior to this, she acted as a judicial clerk/extern to the former senior family law judge for all of Ontario.

In her free time Julia is passionate about animal rights, boating, holistic health care, running and singing.  Julia also speaks French.

Julia is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Hamilton Law Association, the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association (Family Law Section), the American Bar Association (TTIPS) and the Law Society of Ontario's Lawyer Referral Service.



Articling Program:

T:      905-777-1615
F:      905-777-8008                     

Cover letters, letters of reference, curriculum vitaes and both undergraduate as well as law school transcripts may be sent in confidence to [email protected]

Annette Pennesi
Legal Assistant

[email protected]      :E

905-777-1615 ex. 0003     :T

905-777-8008      :F


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