W. Niels Ortved
Counsel

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

66 Wellington St W, Suite 5300, TD Bank Twr
Toronto, ON M5K 1E6
Phone: (416) 601-7701
Fax: (416) 868-0673
E-mail: nortved@mccarthy.ca
 
 
 

Counsel in the firm’s Toronto office. Broad experience in a wide range of litigation matters, including corporate commercial, administrative, intellectual property, medical negligence, criminal defence, professional discipline and regulation. Appears as counsel at all levels of courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada, and in many administrative tribunals and Royal Commissions. Has lectured and written extensively in the areas of advocacy, civil litigation and criminal law. Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (former Ontario Provincial Chair), member of The Advocates’ Society, Medico-Legal Society, International Bar Association, and the Criminal Lawyers’ Association. From 1997 to 2002 served as the firm’s managing partner. Elected Bencher of The Law Society of Upper Canada (1996–2003). Former faculty member and head of the trial advocacy course at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. In addition to being consistently listed as a leading litigation counsel in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, he is recognized in Chambers Canada as a leading practitioner in the field of dispute resolution and The Best Lawyers in Canada. Admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1973.


Year Called to the Bar:1973 (ON)
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Litigation - Corporate Commercial
Medical Negligence - Represents Defendants
Professional Liability