Specialized and experienced family and divorce law firm.

Kain & Ball was founded by Anita T. Kain and David R. Ball, two veteran Bay Street lawyers with the shared vision of providing the very best legal advice and representation to family law clients. Kain & Ball opened its doors in 1993 with this mandate, and has continued to grow over the years. In the transformations and expansions that our firm has undergone in the years that have passed, one thing remains constant and always will: our commitment to our clients.

Anita Kain, Founder

David Ball In Memoriam

David R. Ball: 1957-1999

Colleague. Friend. Brilliant Lawyer.

David Ball cofounded Kain & Ball with Anita Kain in 1993. As two experienced Bay Street litigators and best friends, David and Anita set out to provide unsurpassed legal representation to Family Law clients while creating a law firm culture that was truly unique and reflective of their values.  David’s discerning legal mind, razor sharp wit, and fearless approach to advocacy imbued his practice and made him well liked and respected by both clients and colleagues. David tragically lost his battle with cancer in 1999, only 6 years after co-founding Kain & Ball; his inspiring pursuit of excellence in the field of family law lives on in the culture of the firm that continues to bear his name. A skilled advocate and brilliant lawyer, David is sorely missed by his colleagues. Kain & Ball would not be what it is today had David not been a part of it. What began as the shared vision of providing excellent legal services to family law clients has now become a reality, and we are often reminded of David and how he enriched the lives of those who had the privilege to call him a friend and colleague.

Our Clients

We accept clients only when we can guarantee you receive the full attention of our legal team we strive to understand your needs and develop solutions that you can live with – because after all, this is your life we are straightforward about fees to ensure no surprises Our premise in doing business is simple: treat others as we would like to be treated. By living our philosophy – and building our knowledge base – we have established a strong reputation based on mutual success: yours and ours.

Fees

Our objective is to keep your costs as low as possible, while providing you with first class legal representation. The finance team at Kain & Ball is committed to keeping you informed with respect to your legal fees to ensure there are no surprises. For that reason, we encourage you to discuss the matter of costs with your lawyer, or with our accounting department at any time. At your initial consultation you will be provided with a schedule of all fees charged by our firm.

Professional Development and Referrals

Because chance favours the prepared mind – and the law changes – we invest countless hours each year in reading case law, attending legal seminars and working cooperatively with our colleagues as well as experts outside of the field of law to develop our knowledge base. This makes us better and more efficient, to ensure that you are getting optimal legal services.

Our Team

Say hello to your potential team, each a master of their respective craft.

Anita T. Kain

FOUNDER

Anita T. Kain is a well-known and respected expert of the Family Law Bar in Ontario, having practiced exclusively in the area of family law for over 30 years. Along with her unquestioned experience, Ms. Kain brings a tenacity and fortitude to her practice that also exemplifies her approach to life more broadly. She is as much the vivacious powerhouse outside of the courtroom and the boardroom as she is inside them. Anita can often be found engaged in high intensity fitness pursuits such as kickboxing, cycling and many other physically and mentally challenging activities. The passion for challenge and the intense energy she brings to these activities are qualities that have served Anita very well throughout her distinguished career.

With an impressive range and depth of experience in the field, Anita is an esteemed and accomplished lawyer with expertise in all areas of family law, including negotiating and litigating complex financial matters, custody and access issues, and child and spousal support issues. Prior to co-founding Kain & Ball in 1993, Anita obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario and graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1983. She was then called to the Ontario Bar in 1985, articled with a large Bay Street law firm in Toronto, and has practiced since that time exclusively in the area of family law.

Having the courage to leave her successful practice at a large, well established firm to start Kain & Ball, and to rebuild and grow the firm after the loss of its cofounder and her dear friend is illustrative of Anita’s general approach to both law and to life. She has always taken on challenges with fearlessness, perseverance, and enthusiasm; and it is this approach that she has imbued in the culture of the firm she has built.

A skilled negotiator and captivating advocate, Anita owns her clients’ problems and takes them on with the confidence of a seasoned professional who consistently delivers excellent results. She truly engenders the belief that her clients’ successes are deeply important to her because they are. Anita’s passion for family law extends beyond what she does; she is committed to helping people and their families navigate the legal system. She has helped numerous clients reach optimal settlements and successfully argued numerous motions, trials, and appeals on behalf of her clients on all family law issues. Her advocacy experience extends to all levels of the courts, including the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. In addition to being an authority on the technical aspects of family law, Anita is also a true presence in the courtroom; delivering hard-hitting arguments with the skillful ease that only a veteran expert can. While her mastery of family law litigation is comprehensive and formidable, Anita is a brilliant negotiator and creative problem solver. Where possible, Anita will do her utmost to assist her clients in achieving resolutions to their family law problems out of court. She has extensive experience in negotiating all kinds of domestic contracts and dealing with family law matters by way of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. During her more than 30 years of practice, Anita has successfully represented innumerable clients in negotiations, mediations, and arbitrations.

In addition to her role as an advocate Ms. Kain is also a certified mediator, who has assisted parties in reaching fair and reasonable settlements in an amicable and cost-effective manner. Anita’s wisdom in family law (and in life) in combination with her willingness to work tirelessly until a resolution is achieved and her open, direct, and friendly demeanour position her well to aide parties in overcoming their differences and finding creative and mutually beneficial solutions to even the most complicated and contentious family law problems.

As a senior lawyer, Anita is an excellent mentor; sharing her knowledge with less experienced lawyers and assisting them with finding ways to improve their mastery of the practice of family law. Within the firm, Anita acts as senior counsel on many of the files run by more junior lawyers, and her door is always open to offer insight and advice to other members of the firm. On a larger scale, she has also been an educator and published materials for continuing education programs. Anita has made an effort to give back to the community by creating a firm culture that prioritizes corporate social responsibility and has started many initiatives on behalf of the firm to make positive contributions locally and across the province. Remembering her roots, and feeling that it is important to recognize and encourage academic achievement Anita has also contributed to her Alma Mater by creating the Anita T. Kain Award in Modern Languages.

An engaging and vibrant speaker, Anita has also been a valuable resource to professionals in various fields, regularly giving presentations about family law at several different meetings, conferences, and summits. Her dynamic energy and willingness to share her wealth of expert knowledge make her presentations both interesting and informative. If you are interested in having Anita speak at an event, please e-mail contact@kainfamilylaw.com

Anita T. Kain is a well-known and respected expert of the Family Law Bar in Ontario, having practiced exclusively in the area of family law for over 30 years. Along with her unquestioned experience, Ms. Kain brings a tenacity and fortitude to her practice that also exemplifies her approach to life more broadly. She is as much the vivacious powerhouse outside of the courtroom and the boardroom as she is inside them. Anita can often be found engaged in high intensity fitness pursuits such as kickboxing, cycling and many other physically and mentally challenging activities. The passion for challenge and the intense energy she brings to these activities are qualities that have served Anita very well throughout her distinguished career.

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Meet our Mother-Daughter Legal Team

At Kain & Ball we understand that family is at the heart of your matter; it’s at the heart of our business. We are very much a family-run family law firm and that sums up how we approach our clients too. One of the unique services that we offer is representation by our dynamic mother/daughter team: Anita Kain and Lauren Kain. Lauren is a bright, energetic lawyer who boldly tackles problems and challenges; Anita is a seasoned veteran with expertise in all areas of family law and a depth of litigation experience at all levels of court including the Supreme Court of Canada. Their unique relationship allows them to work seamlessly together as an inimitable team to provide clients with added value; combining their strengths to offer the very best strategy, advice, representation, and client service. With Lauren acting as your accessible point of contact dealing with day to day issues and Anita using her expertise to manage the overall high-level strategy; you can rest assured that your matter will be handled skillfully and efficiently

Professional development and referrals

Because chance favours the prepared mind – and the law changes – we invest countless hours each year in reading case law, attending legal seminars and working cooperatively with our colleagues as well as experts outside of the field of law to develop our knowledge base.

This makes us better and more efficient, to ensure that you are getting optimal legal services.
We also appreciate the value that other professionals can add in areas such as taxation, investing and social assistance. So we gladly work on a co-operative basis with your other advisors to ensure holistic solutions that meet your current and future needs.

Confidentiality

Your business is nobody’s business except yours. In order to provide you with the best legal representation possible, it’s important for you to tell us the whole story, and it’s important that you feel comfortable in doing so. You can rest assured that your information will be treated on a strictly confidential basis.

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Our concern for the security of your personal information goes beyond the letter of the law. Our reputation is built on it.