Jeffrey S. Leon
Jeffrey S. Leon , LSM
Partner at Bennett Jones LLP
(416) 777-7472
(416) 863-1716
100 King St W, Suite 3400, 1 First Canadian Pl, PO Box 130, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1979 (ON)
Jeff is a trial lawyer, arbitrator, and mediator and a partner in Bennett Jones' litigation department. He is a past president of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Practising for over 40 years, Jeff has a general domestic, international, and cross-border litigation practice with a focus on business litigation. He has appeared before domestic and international courts and arbitration tribunals and has extensive trial and appellate experience. He is also a member at Arbitration Place and actively serves as a neutral in arbitrations and mediations. Jeff is a regular author, speaker, and panelist. Jeff is recognized as a leading litigation lawyer by numerous legal directories including Lexpert®Chambers CanadaChambers GlobalThe Legal 500, and Benchmark Litigation; he has been the recipient of various prestigious awards for his excellence in civil litigation, his professionalism and civility, and his contributions to the legal profession.
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