William C. McDowell

Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP

William C. McDowell, Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP
130 Adelaide St W, Suite 2600
Toronto, ON M5H 3P5
Phone: (416) 865-2949
Fax: (416) 865-2850
E-mail: wmcdowell@litigate.com

Partner. Will’s wide-ranging practice has included many landmark cases, most notably in the Supreme Court of Canada. He appears in commercial litigation, libel and public law cases. From 2005 to 2008, he was Canada’s Associate Deputy Minister of Justice, with responsibility for civil litigation, national security and issues involving central agencies. He subsequently served as amicus to the Superior Court with regard to land occupations in Brantford and was chief counsel to the City of Mississauga Judicial Inquiry. He acted for the Chief of Police of Toronto, the Chief Adjudicator of the Independent Assessment Process of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and as amicus to the Superior Court in relation to Aboriginal land occupations in Brantford. Will’s work in resolving the landmark Arar v. Canada case was honored by a Department of Justice National Award. Will is an elected Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Year Called to the Bar:1988 (ON)
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