Danielle Tavernese

Associate | Vaughan


Portrait of Danielle Tavernese


Danielle understands that separation is a challenging time for all parties involved. She is committed to listening to her clients to determine the most effective approach in meeting their needs.

Danielle works to ensure that legal disputes are resolved as efficiently as possible, while delivering compassionate client service.

Danielle’s practice encompasses a wide range of family law, including domestic contracts, equalization and complex asset division. She has advocated successfully on behalf of her clients before the Ontario and Superior Court of Justice, notably in relation to high conflict decision making and parenting time issues, as well as imputing income in child and spousal support disputes.

Before joining Miller Thomson, Danielle articled and worked as a first year associate at a well-known insurance defense firm in downtown Toronto, where she developed essential skills in civil litigation to successfully advocate on behalf of her clients, and tailor research to meet client needs and expectations.

Danielle later joined a boutique family law firm in North York. Her practice focused on high-conflict litigation involving major decision making for children, and parenting time schedules in a child’s best interests. She gained extensive court room experience before the Ontario and Superior Court of Justice. Danielle also prepared domestic contracts that encompassed complex equalization, support claims and property division. She worked on matters concerning mobility, disclosure requests and successfully obtained favourable costs awards for her clients.

During law school, Danielle worked as a caseworker in the family division at the University of Ottawa Family Law Clinic. She also advocated for her fellow law students on the board of the Common Law Student Society.

Professional achievements & leadership

  • The Justice Andromache Karakatsanis Student Scholarship, The Hellenic Canadian Lawyers Association (HCLA), 2018

Corporate directorships

  • Communications Director, HCLA Board of Directors

Professional memberships

  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • L'Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario
  • Hellenic Canadian Lawyers Association

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Bar admissions & education

  • Ontario, 2020
  • Notary Public, 2020
  • B.A. (with Distinction), University of Toronto, 2016
  • J.D. (cum laude), University of Ottawa, 2019