Valda Blenman

Valda I. Blenman

B.A., LL.B

Family Law Lawyer / Litigator / Mediator / Family Law Arbitrator


To discuss the possibility of retaining Valda as your Family Law lawyer, she can be contacted at:

Valda Blenman was called to the Bar in Barbados in 1979 and to the Ontario Bar in 1993. Prior to joining Bortolussi Family Law in 2008, she spent 14 years at a well-respected Family Law firm in Toronto. Her well-established reputation for client service includes a specialized talent for strategic planning and for generating creative options to assist clients in resolving their Family Law disputes.

While her vast experience covers all areas of Family Law, Valda chooses to focus her practice on the financial aspects as she enjoys the detailed work involved in property division. Throughout her legal career she has negotiated and achieved settlements on behalf of her clients, and has drafted and negotiated separation agreements, marriage contracts and cohabitation agreements. She represents parties on the breakdown of marriages, common law relationships and same-sex relationships.

Valda Blenman is a Family Law Arbitrator and offers Family Arbitration to parties who wish to have their family issues adjudicated outside of the public court system.

Valda has appeared at all levels of court in Ontario, including the Superior Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal, and she has appeared as co-counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada.

After graduating from the University of the West Indies with a Bachelor of Laws Degree, Valda received her equivalency to the Canadian Bachelor of Laws Degree in 1992. She also holds a Bachelor Degree in Political Science from McMaster University. Valda was called to the Bar in both Barbados, where she served as Vice-President of the Bar Association, and in the Commonwealth of Dominica.

Valda Blenman maintains membership in key professional associations, including the Law Society of Upper Canada and the York Region Law Association.


To discuss the possibility of retaining Valda as your Family Law lawyer, she can be contacted at:


Certificate of Qualification (National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) (Certification of Canadian LL.B. equivalency)

University of the West Indies (UWI), LL.B.

McMaster University, B.A.


The lawyers at Bortolussi Family Law practise in association and not in partnership.


3300 Highway 7 West, Suite 210
Vaughan, Ontario L4K 4M3
Telephone: 416 987 3300

Fax: 905 907 0707
Hours: 9am to 5pm


Bortolussi Family Law is located in Vaughan, Ontario and serves the Greater Toronto Area including Woodbridge, Concord, Maple, Kleinburg, Thornhill,  Vaughan, Markham, Richmond Hill, Brampton, Bolton, Nobleton, Newmarket, Oxford, Orangeville, Aurora, North York, Etobicoke, Caledon, Whitchurch-Stouffville, King City, Schomberg, Mississauga, Oakville, Streetsville and Toronto.