130 Dufferin Ave, Suite 1101, PO Box 3237, London, ON
Year called to bar: 1981 (ON)
Considered by many to be one of Ontario's most respected civil litigators, Dave Williams specializes in complex commercial litigation, plaintiff personal injury, and class actions. Notably, Dave also has a special record of achievement in medical malpractice cases where he has successfully represented plaintiffs. He has also been active in representing Ontario lawyers in litigation supported by LAWPRO. As a veteran litigator, Dave’s 40-year legal career has brought him before the Trial Division, the Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada. He has been involved in many high-profile cases, including being a member of the plaintiffs’ class action group for the Walkerton contaminated water claim as well as a landmark Aboriginal rights dispute. Most recently, Dave was co-counsel in one of the most significant class action judgments in Canada. In 2009, Dave was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers. In 2013, Dave was chosen among Canada’s top lawyers in corporate and commercial litigation, insurance law, and personal injury litigation. Moreover, he was named Best Lawyers’ 2014 Lawyer of the Year in corporate and commercial litigation for London/Windsor. Dave was also the managing partner at Harrison Pensa from 1999 until he stepped down in 2014.