333 Bay St, Suite 2400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, Box 20, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1981 (ON)
Neal Smitheman’s practice is focused on civil and criminal litigation. Frequently appearing before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal, Neal often acts for clients on short notice on matters ranging from corporate oppression to derivative actions to commercial injunctions. As a result of Neal’s commercial litigation experience and knowledge of environmental law, he regularly acts for clients in significant toxic tort cases currently before the Ontario Superior Court Justice. Neal has also developed a criminal and quasi-criminal practice. Successfully defending individuals under the Criminal Code of Canada, he assists clients on matters ranging from impaired driving to criminal negligence to sexual and aggravated assault. Neal’s criminal practice extends to white collar and corporate criminal matters. Currently the Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Regional Sub-Committee (Canada) on White Collar Crime, he also represents clients being investigated and charged under regulatory statutes including the Competition Act, Environmental Protection Act,the Fisheries Act,the Electricity Act, and the Atomic Energy Act.