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Year called to bar: 1983 (ON)
Mary M. Thomson serves as head of Gowling WLG’s Canada-wide litigation and dispute resolution practice. Over the past four decades, Mary has represented clients in high-profile class actions, mass tort litigation, and public inquiries involving product liability, health law, data and privacy law, as well as Indigenous claims. She manages complex litigation, combining substantial courtroom experience with the ability to direct high-functioning legal teams. She works closely with clients in the design and implementation of litigation strategy. She is repeatedly singled out as a top legal practitioner by leading legal directories. Mary has taught both trial advocacy and negotiation theory throughout her career and served as an Adjunct Professor in the graduate department of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto for more than a decade. Mary is presently enrolled as an LLM (Dispute Resolution) candidate, degree pending in 2022. Mary was awarded the prestigious Lexpert Zenith Award for her extraordinary leadership in the legal profession in 2013. In June 2018, Mary was made a Lieutenant in the Royal Victorian Order for her work with Outward Bound International.