Murray Lightman

Murray Lightman

Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada

After graduating with an Honours degree from the University of Toronto in 1971, Murray Lightman attended Osgoode Hall Law School, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1977.

Murray joined forces with Fred Levitt in 1977, and they have worked together, complementing each other's practices since then.

Murray's area of expertise is family law. He has extensive experience both at the trial and appellate levels. Murray's philosophy is to be reasonable when possible; aggressive when necessary.

Murray devotes a great deal of time to community and professional concerns. For many years, he sat on the area committee for Legal Aid in Etobicoke. Murray is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association and the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Murray volunteered as a coach for the firm sponsored girls' hockey team, the Legal Eagles of the Swansea Girls' Hockey League.

Murray has volunteered with Culturelink, assisting newcomers to Toronto in improving their language skills and integrating into the community. He is currently a volunteer with the St. George's Adult Literacy Program, where he works one on one with adults attempting to improve their skills in reading, writing, and mathematics.

See below for additional information for Murray, or view the profile for Fred Levitt, Richard Levitt, David Sherr
or Jordan Neal.

Areas of Practice

  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Family Law
  • Custody
  • Support
  • Property Division
  • Divorce
  • Separation Agreements
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Mediation


  • Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • J.D. - 1977
  • University of Toronto
    • B.A. - 1971

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Area Committee for Legal Aid in Etobicoke
  • Canadian Bar Association, Member
  • Ontario Bar Association, Member
  • Law Society of Upper Canada, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, Culturelink