Collaborative Practice Toronto

2 Jane Street, Suite 506
Toronto, Ontario M6C 1G7
Office Phone: 416-763-3399
Member since 2015
Membership Type: IACP


Barrister, Lawyer, Solicitor, Civil Practitioner, Mediator

Linda Ippolito is a classical pianist, litigation lawyer, dispute resolution practitioner, teacher, and scholar, whose passion lies in the intersection between music and conflict.
She studied at the Juilliard School of Music in New York and the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music. She has performed throughout North American and Europe as a soloist in recital and with orchestra, as a vocal collaborator and duo pianist, and continues to actively perform.

Linda holds a LL.B., LL.M. in Alternative Dispute Resolution, and a Ph.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. She is a founding and senior partner at the Toronto-based law firm, Sheridan, Ippolito & Associates and the dispute resolution consulting firm “Ensemble Solutions”. Linda has appeared before every level of Court in Ontario and before various administrative tribunals. A certified collaborative family practitioner and mediator, Linda teaches advocacy, negotiation, and dispute resolution at Queens Law School, Osgoode Hall Law School, and Osgoode Professional Development. Her academic work focuses on shifting dominant culture disputing metaphors and mindsets from war and games to the musical ensemble, and building creative capacities through the use of music-based teaching and learning modalities.

Area(s) of Practice: Family and Estates Law
License(s): Bar of Ontario

Professional Activities

Collaborative Practitioner, Lawyer, Notary, Mediator

Undergraduate Education

Mus Bach Perf - Piano, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, 1989
LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 1992

Postgraduate Education

LL.M. (ADR), Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 2009
Ph.D, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 2015

Professional Education

Mediation and Advanced Mediation Training
Level I and Level II, Collaborative Practice Skills Training
Training in Domestic Violence