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"Some people are in the practice of law for the money others are in the practice of law to help people. I am passionate about obtaining fairness in legal matters for my clients while at the same recognizing the emotional and financial burdens borne by litigants."

Robert McQueen graduated in 1992 from York University with an Honours B.A. in history. He then received his LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2000 and began practicing almost exclusively in all areas of Family Law. He has experience with dependent’s relief claims under the Ontario Succession Law Reform Act and Hague Convention applications and defences, custody, family property, divorce, and inter jurisdictional custody and access disputes.

Robert has appeared before the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Ontario Divisional Court (single and three panel hearings in both courts), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Justice, the Landlord Tenant Tribunal, the Ontario Racing Commission and the Child and Family Services Review Board. He has conducted trials and Appeals for both the Appellant and the Respondent under the Family Law Act, the Children’s Law Reform Act and the Child and Family Services Act. Robert McQueen is often quoted in the media on matters related to family law.

With over thirty reported cases, two cases cited in the Ontario Family Practice and one case cited in the Ontario Annual Practice, Robert brings a wealth of family law experience and expertise to the team at MacLean Law. Robert is also well respected within the courts.

“I can confirm, based on my dealings with Mr. McQueen, that he is an experienced and capable lawyer, with specialized knowledge in the areas of family and child protection law. He was always well-prepared and courteous when he appeared in my court. He was also an effective advocate for the interests of his clients.”
Justice Katherine M. van Rensburg, Ontario Court of Appeal

Selected Decisions
Children’s Aid Society of the Region of Peel v. C. (A.), 2015 ONCJ 482, Parents have first right of custody in child protection matters.

Children’s Aid Society of the Region of Peel v. C. (A.), 2015 ONSC 3858, Successfully stayed Order granting parent’s first right of custody.

Zafar v. Saiyid, 2017 ONCA 919
Subject: Family; International, Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction. Successful in obtaining order to return children to country of habitual residence
Conflict of laws — Family law — Children — Custody — Child removed from jurisdiction by spouse or spouse refusing to return child — Miscellaneous

Aujla v. Singh, 2012 ONSC 5217; Spousal support awarded that is in excess of Spousal Support Guide lines high range.

Cuevas v. Allen, 2017 ONCJ 562;
Family law — Custody and access — Factors to be considered in custody award — Best interests of child generally — Parenting skills – successful in obtaining custody by demonstrating that the willingness of one parent to encourage child’s relationship with other parent maybe a determining factor;
Determination of spouse’s annual income — Imputed income — Deliberately unemployed or under-employed

Ramjeet v. Ramjeet, 2010 ONSC 5253; [2010] O.J. No. 4145; [2011] W.D.F.L.
Subject: International; Court’s Inherent jurisdiction
Conflict of laws — Family law — Children — Custody — Effect of residence —
Family law — Custody and access — Variation of custody order

  • 1990-1992 Bachelor of Arts, York University, ON
  • 1993-1994 Bachelor of Arts (Honours), York University, ON
  • 1995-1997 Master of Arts Program (incomplete), York University, ON
  • 1997-2000 Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, ON
  • 2018: British Columbia Bar
  • 2002: Ontario Bar
  • Present: Lawyer, MacLean Law, Vancouver, BC
  • 2002-2018: Associate – Mark E. Alter & Associate, Brampton, Ontario
  • 2001: Articled Student


Excellent advocate, great personality and down to earth. I highly recommend Mr McQueen.


MacLean Law Client