Barry Lynn


Family Law

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Barry's Experience

Barry has practiced law widely across southern Ontario since 2010. Starting his own practice from day one, Barry helped clients with family court matters in Toronto, Brampton, Orangeville, Newmarket, Barrie, Collingwood, Midland, and one or two other locales. As the pandemic gave Barry a break from his busy court schedule, he settled in Peterborough and decided to retire from the road and the long days in court. He remains dedicated to helping people with the same approach of empathy and efficiency he has always brought to his work, using all the skills and experience gained over the years as a professional problem solver.

What do you enjoy about your job? What is your goal when a client comes to see you?

The law is often complicated, cumbersome and intimidating. I feel satisfied when I can help calm clients’ anxieties and have them leave the office feeling comfortable and in-control of whatever challenges they may be facing, whether separation, end-of-life planning or buying or selling property.

What is something interesting about you that you'd like your clients to know?

Despite having never learned to ice skate, even in the long and frigid winters of Winnipeg where I grew up, my favourite place to be in the winter now is out on the ice. Come summer I hang the skates up and spend as much time as I can on the water and in the woods.


  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Peterborough Law Association

What do other people at Sullivan Law Ptbo say about you?

Barry is a wonderful combination of calm, insightful and humourous. His personality brings a great deal to our office and our office got a whole lot groovier since he joined us!

Fun Fact

  • I am an avid amateur musician, and have performed on the same stage at the Pyramid Cabaret in Winnipeg as Gary Numan (of The Cars), and Canadian rock legends Sloan, and Randy Bachman & Fred Turner (of B.T.O.) although to much smaller crowds. [also Insane Clown Posse]

Professional Stats:

  • 2006: B.A. (Hons) York University
  • 2009: LL.B. University of Ottawa
  • 2010: Articled in Alliston, Ontario
  • 2010: Call to the Bar of Ontario
  • 2010-2023: Operated own sole practice law firm, with a focus on family and child protection litigation, as well as wills and residential real estate transactions
  • 2023: Joined the team at Sullivan Law