Robert J. Potts
Robert J. Potts
Partner at Blaney McMurtry LLP
(416) 593-3952
(416) 593-5096
2 Queen St E, Suite 1500, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1974 (ON); 1986 (AB)
Bob has served as litigation counsel in a wide variety of insurance, corporate commercial, and general litigation for over 40 years. He has also represented and counselled First Nations for over three decades. He is currently the Principal Negotiator and Senior Legal Counsel for the Algonquins of Ontario in ongoing treaty negotiations with Canada and Ontario involving the Ottawa Valley, including the Nation’s capital. He has acted as legal counsel to Bigstone Cree Nation in their Treaty Land Entitlement (TLE) Claim and Specific Claim culminating in one of the largest negotiated settlements of its kind in Alberta and one of the most complicated and richest First Nation Land Claim settlements in Canadian history. He has acted as legal counsel and negotiator for Sturgeon Lake First Nation, Tallcree Tribal Government, and Alexander First Nation in their TLE Claims and a number of Specific Claims in Alberta. He has acted as legal counsel for Wahta Mohawks of Ontario in a major land claim. Bob is a member of The Advocates’ Society, Defense Research Institute, and Ontario Bar Association. LLB, University of Toronto Law School. Called to the Bars of Ontario (1974) and Alberta (1986). He has been voted by his peers as one of the best Aboriginal Law lawyers in Canada for several years.
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