Welcome to the Offices of Devry Smith Frank LLP

Since 1964, Devry Smith Frank LLP (DSF) has been a trusted advisor and advocate for corporations, individuals, and small businesses. The enduring relationships we have developed with our clients form the solid foundation on which the firm has been built — and they are clearly illustrated through our clients’ many testimonials!

Our law firm is comprised of over 175 dedicated legal and support staff to better service your needs. We are driven by delivering value to our clients in all that we do.

DSF provides approachable, professional, and affordable client-tailored service. As a team, we work to efficiently offer you the expertise and resources you need to achieve the best possible legal results.

We offer an outstanding environment in which to work, practise law, learn, and grow. Our success is due, in large part, to the many talented people who are attracted to and stay at our firm for a long, long time. To see more about who we are, visit our Facebook page:

We have three office locations to serve your legal needs. With locations in Toronto, Barrie and Whitby, we are now even closer to our clients and are ready to advise them on all their legal needs. Please visit our Contact Us page for detailed information on all our locations.

For information or assistance in any legal matter, please contact any one of our experienced lawyers directly.



DSF Barrie welcomes Laurie Pickering!

Laurie Pickering

Laurie has several years’ of experience as a financial services Law Clerk on Bay Street, where her practice focused on asset based lending, syndicated lending, and public-private partnerships. Laurie has since moved to Barrie and has joined DSF in the Corporate Services department in July of 2017. Welcome Laurie!

DSF Toronto welcomes Amy Tan!

Amy Tan

Amy Tan joined DSF in May 2017 as a real estate law clerk. Amy has 5 years’ experience as a real estate law clerk. She enjoys her work and clients’ satisfaction motivates her to do it well. Welcome Amy!

DSF welcomes Law Summer Students Katelyn Bell and Michelle Cook!

Katelyn Bell and Michelle Cook

Katelyn is currently attending the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law. She is passionate about family law and alternative dispute resolution. Michelle is currently a Juris Doctor candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School and is a graduate of the University of Toronto. Michelle has previously worked for the Federal Crown and a small full-service law firm.

Welcome Katelyn and Michelle!

DSF Barrie welcomes Audrey Vander Ploeg!

Audrey Vander Ploeg

Audrey joined Devry Smith Frank LLP in April 2017 as a Real Estate Clerk in our Barrie office. She graduated from Georgian College in 1991 and worked as a legal assistant for a sole practitioner for the last 27 years. Welcome Audrey!

DSF Toronto welcomes Diana Elia!

Diana Elia

Diana joined DSF Family Law team in March of 2017 as a Law Clerk. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from York University, and her Law Clerk diploma from Humber College. Diana brings over ten years of administrative legal management experience in both mid-size and large law firms. Welcome Diana!

DSF Toronto welcomes Mark Seymour!

Mark Seymour

Toronto family lawyer Mark Seymour joined DSF in March of 2017. Mark brings a diverse family law experience having practiced law in Ontario, Canada and England & Wales. Mark relocated to Toronto in early 2014, and commenced his Ontario practice at one of the most prestigious family law boutiques in Canada, gaining valuable knowledge and experience into all areas of Ontario family law. Find out more about Mark on this bio page.



2017 Durham Region Business Summit

October 18, 2017

The fourth annual Durham Region Business Summit is a one day conference positioned to inform and inspire. This year’s event will focus on data driving business and motivate you to leverage data into results!

​This jam-packed day will feature multiple speakers, panelists and a tradeshow highlighting more than 20 local businesses.

Ajax Convention Centre
550 Beck Crescent
Ajax, ON
L1Z 1C9

Date/Time Information:
October 18
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Contact Information:
Heather Bulman

Early bird prices available until Monday, July 31!

Members: $99 + HST
Non-members: $130 + HST
Table of eight: $650 + HST

2017 Durham Region Business Summit

HR, Employment & Immigration Seminar

October 26, 2017

Please join us for a Free HR/Employment Webinar organized by the lawyers of Devry Smith Frank LLP.

When: October 26, 2017
              8:30 – 10:00 am EST

Format: Online webinar

Topics covered:

  • Proposed Changes to Ontario’s Labour and Employment Laws: An Overview of the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017
  • Bonus entitlement throughout the Reasonable Notice Period: Case Law Update
  • The Legalization of Marijuana in Canada: Advice for Employers
  • Social Media Postings and Off-Duty Conduct: Just Cause for Termination?
  • Termination Clause Update: Wood v. Fred Deeley Imports Ltd.
  • To RSVP, email Joanna Esposito at joanna.esposito@devrylaw.ca.

    *CPD accreditation is pending.

    HR, Employment & Immigration Seminar 2017