Donna Babbs

117 King Street
Whitby, Ontario L1N 4Z1
Office Phone: 905-668-7704 x 231
Member since 2005
Membership Type: IACP



I have 30+ years experience as a family law lawyer. My focus is to help clients resolve cases outside of court using collaborative and co-operative negotiations, or through mediation and mediation/arbitration.

I have advanced training in collaborative and interest-based negotiations. This includes attending conferences on collaborative practice in Canada and the U.S. and the completion of an advanced negotiation workshop at the Harvard Negotiation Institute and an advanced alternative dispute resolution course through Stitt Feld Handy in association with the University of Windsor Law School.

I am committed to helping people resolve challenging issues through the use of the collaborative process and in particular with the use of the collaborative team approach. I also assist clients who are going through the mediation process.

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Family Law, Wills and Estates
License(s): Member, Law Society of Ontario

Professional Activities

Collaborative Practice Durham Region, Member and Former Director Kawartha Collaborative Practice, Member Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Member Durham Region Law Association, Member Peterborough Law Association, Member

Undergraduate Education

Bachelor of Arts, Trent University, 1982

Professional Education

Bachelor of Laws, University of Western Ontario, 1986


The collaborative process allows clients to create their own solutions supported by professionals who have enhanced dispute resolution skills. All professionals involved in the collaborative process share the goal of serving the unique needs of each family to help finalize a resolution. As a lawyer, I enjoy representing the interests of clients and helping them overcome challenges through the collaborative process.