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Client testimonials

Whitney Smith is a great lawyer. She was very professional throughout my case and it was evident that she always went above and beyond to serve in my best interest, which helped alleviate a lot of the stress for me. She was very patient in her explaining and was very supportive to whatever questions I had. I was extremely impressed with her work and negotiation skills! It was incredible my case was resolved on my first case conference, thanks Whitney! I would highly recommend Whitney to anyone who needs representation in family law.

Navigating a separation is fraught with so many challenges it can leave you feeling anxious, vulnerable and frustrated.  Initially I had representation and that first experience was worrisome.  I doubted that my lawyer was helping me. In time, I decided to try and figure it out on my own.  However, this too, is daunting for different reasons.  The technical language of law and its processes and procedures are out of my league.  I was feeling desperate and the entire time I was never closer to a resolution.  In an attempt to finally resolve the matter, I came to Casey Vandeputte and his team.  From the moment I walked through the door and met the staff, everything felt...right. Amidst feelings of worry and doubt, I began to feel a new sense of confidence.  Each person on the team I spoke with added a layer of kindness and friendliness which makes a stressful occasion much easier to manage.  But this was just the start.   Whitney, I recall our first meeting and every meeting since then.  They all have the same feel.  You are serious about my case and give me the sense that I deserve to be represented.  You constantly give me the impression that we can reach a settlement that is fair for everyone.  You let me know what is productive and realistic and you advise me along the most sensible course of action.  It is your level-headed, methodical and moderate temperament that continues to move me forward.  I cannot thank you enough. But my most significant thank you is for something else altogether.  This process is difficult.  It can turn a good day into a bad day in no time.  I don't know how you do it, but after meeting with you I always leave feeling optimistic, hopeful, and grateful.  You remind me that you want this settled quickly so that I can save money.  You remind me that this process will take time but will be over soon.  You provide counsel that balances the pros and cons of each choice I make and set it in a perspective that is mindful of the long-view.  The big picture.   I can't really say thank you enough Whitney,  but I thought this might be a start.

Having Whitney Smith work out a settlement on my behalf was very advantageous. She was able to bring our matter to a favorable conclusion which saved us a considerable amount of money.    Thank you.   Signed Grateful

Whitney Smith is an excellent lawyer, who effectively and creatively uses the law and facts to obtain the best possible result for her clients. She is smart, sharp and personable, which makes her well-respected by her colleagues, clients and other legal professionals. In addition to her strong legal skills, her dedication, passion and empathy set her apart. She is committed to making a difference in her clients’ lives and does so successfully on every case. I wholeheartedly recommend Whitney.

A very special thank you to Whitney Smith. I had a previous lawyer who seemed to be leading me straight into a bad situation where there was a good chance that I would be losing my existing order for joint custody. Changing lawyers and retaining Whitney was by far the best choice I could have made. Whitney was very knowledgeable and is not afraid to tell it like it is. Because of this, better strategies were put in place. On the first court appearance, Whitney was able to help me and my very difficult ex spouse come to an agreement and settle out of court. It only took but a few hours which helped a great deal in sparing cost. On top of being knowledgeable, Whitney was very polite and understanding and even extended a helping hand in providing additional useful resources to follow up on for after court was finished. I consider it to have been a great privilege and her services much appreciated. Should I ever need help again in the future, I know where my one stop shop will be. Thank you Whitney....I can breathe again!!

“Whitney Smith listens and she cares about her clients. It is refreshing to trust a lawyer.”

“Whitney Smith has been in charge of my case and I could not be happier. A few weeks after hiring the firm I have gotten access to see my children to now having them overnight every other weekend. Any time I need to get in touch with Whitney or have any questions within hours I hear back from her. So glad to have Whitney on my side.”


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Casey J. Vandeputte

Casey Vandeputte is the successor to a law practice that was established in 1944 in Dundas, Ontario. His practice focuses on Corporate Law, Real Estate, Wills & Estates, Estate Litigation and Family Law.

Casey’s solid experience and knowledge in buying and selling businesses, real estate investments, and succession planning for family businesses, helps Vandeputte Law focus on the services you need most. Buying or selling a property doesn’t have to be a complicated process when you have guidance from a friendly and supportive team.


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Whitney Smith

Whitney Smith is an associate lawyer with Vandeputte Law, practicing primarily in the area of family law, and secondarily in real estate and civil litigation. She has significant experience in family law, having practiced exclusively in the area prior to joining Vandeputte Law in 2017.

Although she is a strong advocate in the courtroom, her area of expertise is in negotiation, and she has a reputation for settling previously “unresolvable” matters favourably for her clients, at minimal cost.