Hugh DesBrisay is a partner at DMG Advocates LLP, practising in the areas of litigation and dispute resolution, with an emphasis on corporate commercial litigation, product liability, construction law and class action defence litigation. He started practising as a litigation lawyer at Blakes in 1986 and became a partner in 1992. In 1999, he was one of five founding partners of a boutique firm engaged in commercial, securities and product liability litigation. In 2008, he returned to Blakes, rejoining the firm as Counsel. He has been a speaker and workshop leader in Osgoode Hall’s Expert Witness Certification Program, a speaker on class action practice and on various advocacy related topics. For many years, he was an instructor in the Osgoode Hall Intensive Trial Advocacy Programme. He completed a three-year term on the Board of Directors of The Advocates’ Society in 2009, where he was Chair of The Advocates’ Society’s Education Committee. He has been a speaker at conferences of The Advocates’ Society, The Association of Canadian Defence Lawyers and the Ontario Bar Association. Board member of the Tippet Foundation. LLB, Osgoode Hall Law School (1984). Called to the Ontario Bar (1986).