Elected Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Recognized as a leading lawyer in Corporate and Commercial Litigation, and administrative and public law (Lexpert® and The Best Lawyers in Canada). Rated “AV preeminent” (Martindale-Hubbell) and “Litigation Star” (Benchmark Litigation). Counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada, other levels of court, regulatory tribunals, arbitrations, and mediations. Litigation involving corporate and commercial matters, contracts, public authorities, government liability, municipal law, constitutional issues, professional negligence, and other areas. Past chair, OBA Constitutional Law Section. Past director, The Advocates’ Society (continue as chair of its Pro Bono Advisory Council; Pro Bono Volunteer Award, 2011). Past chair, Queen’s Law School Dean’s Council. Recipient of the H.R.S. Ryan Law Alumni Award of Distinction, 2014. Former managing partner of WeirFoulds and former chair of its litigation practice. Frequent speaker and writer. Contributing editor, Corporate Litigation (Federated Press). Doctoral thesis published in Duke Law Journal. Award-winning teacher of trial advocacy at Queen’s Law School. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1982. University of Toronto (BA); Queen’s University (LLB); University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (LLM and SJD).
Year Called to the Bar:
Litigation - Corporate Commercial
Litigation - Public Law