Rebecca Kennedy

Rebecca Kennedy


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Rebecca is the firm’s leading practitioner in trusts and estates. She is passionate about the subject matter and her clients, and a deeply engaged leader of the bar. Rebecca understands that this often personal and emotionally charged practice area requires a human touch. She offers her clients peace of mind and the clarity of thought required to achieve their objectives.
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Maintaining a practice focused primarily on the law of estates and trusts, clients benefit from Rebecca’s deep subject-matter expertise and fluency in the estate litigation process. Rebecca has been recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada as “One to Watch” in the area. She acts as a compassionate and supportive legal advisor and advocate for clients in will challenges, estate and trust accounting disputes, dependant’s support claims, capacity issues, guardianships, and power of attorney litigation. She also lends her subject-matter expertise to the firm’s complicated corporate, commercial, and shareholders’ disputes with trust and estate elements, ensuring that no detail or nuance is lost, and appropriate strategic action is taken.

Rebecca joined Adair Goldblatt Bieber in 2022 with several years’ experience at a prominent estate litigation boutique in Toronto. She is an accomplished advocate and has completed the Osgoode Hall Law School Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop. She holds a law degree from Queen’s University, where she served as a student caseworker for the Queen’s Elder Law Clinic.

Rebecca is deeply engaged as a leader in the trust and estates legal community. She has for many years been on the Executive of the Trusts and Estates and Elder Law Sections of the Ontario Bar Association. She is also past editor of the Trust and Estates Section’s newsletter, and a long-time moderator of the section’s monthly “Brown Bag Lunch”. She is a member of the Toronto Lawyers Association Family & Estates Committee, and Co-Chaired the Junior Trusts and Estates Practitioners Group from 2022-2024.


  • The Advocate’s Society
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Toronto Lawyer’s Association

Legal Leadership

  • Executive, Trusts and Estates Section, Ontario Bar Association (2020 – Present)
  • Executive, Elder Law Section, Ontario Bar Association (2022 – Present)
  • Member, Family & Estates Committee, Toronto Lawyers Association (2022 – Present)
  • Moderator, Trusts and Estates Section monthly “Brown Bag Lunch”, Ontario Bar Association (2019 – Present)
  • Co-Chair, Junior Trusts and Estates Practitioners Group (2022 – 2024)

Writing + Authorship

  • Newsletter Editor, Trusts and Estates Section, Ontario Bar Association (2021 – 2023)

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 2016


  • JD, Queen’s University, 2015
  • BA (Honours), Carleton University, 2011