Meet a few Virtual Counsel®

The Legal Outsourcing Network® is comprised of over 90 lawyers and is expanding nationwide to continue providing access to a full array of expertise and practice areas.

Our project management team carefully reviews the qualifications of each Virtual Counsel® contract lawyer. Below are a few profiles:

Year of Call

Profile

1965

Retired Justice of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario
Justice for over 20 years; Formerly civil litigator for over 20 years
Former Regional Senior Justice and member of Judicial Advisory Committee

1966

Civil Litigator with emphasis on Personal Injury
Plaintiff personal injury lawyer with over 40 years in practice
LL.M. Business Law

1974

Tax Law, Estates, Corporate/Commercial
Six years federal Department of Justice tax litigation
LL.M. in tax; Called to the bar in Nova Scotia and Ontario

1979

Corporate, Employment, Human Rights, Privacy
Former General Counsel of worldwide IT company for over 25 years
LL.M. in Labour Relations and Employment Law and author

1980

Legal Research and Writing
Over 30 years practicing exclusively as a legal researcher
LL.M.; Several published articles; Clerked at Ont. Court of Appeal

1982

Corporate/Commercial, Commercial Leasing, Real Estate
Astute negotiator/drafter of commercial leases and agreements
Author of annotated precedents in a business agreements text

1987

Commercial/Civil Litigation, Criminal Law
Operates a barrister style practice; Extensive courtroom experience
Counsel to several law firms; Articled at Gowling and Henderson

1988

Municipal, Privacy, Administrative, Human Rights, Constitutional Law
Superior drafting and research skills in municipal and privacy law
Professor at UWO and UBC; B.A. (Hons.), M.A., Ph.D in Geography

1988

Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property, Corporate/Commercial
LL.M. with concentration in intellectual property
Associate at Lang Michener; Also called to Alberta Bar 1983
1991 Civil Litigation, Health Law, Administrative Law, Commercial Litigation
Fluent in French and German; Accomplished author and speaker
Formerly at Gowling, Strathy & Henderson

1993

Commercial Litigation, Employment, Shareholders’ Remedies, Corporate
Extensive experience in commercial litigation
Articled at Holden Day Wilson

1997

Environmental Law, Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Municipal Law
Experience in municipal, planning, environmental & agricultural
Masters environmental studies; Articled at Blake, Cassels & Graydon

1998

Sports Law, Civil Litigation, Employment Law, Legal Research
Lecturer/panellist at various law schools/conferences
Former litigation associate at Torys and at Goodman and Carr

2000

Criminal Law, Administrative Law, Civil Litigation, Immigration
Awards in administrative law, secured transactions & insolvency
Called to the New York Bar in 1999

2000

Legal Research, Commercial Litigation & Employment Law
Barrister experience includes Commercial Court and WSIAT
Legal Officer, Deputy Judge Advocate (Rank of Major)
2001 Legal Research, Labour & Employment Law
Formerly a labour and employment law associate at Donahue E&Y
Articled at Borden Ladner Gervais included labour & employment

2001

Tax, Wealth Management, Estates & Trusts, Corporate
Updates leading estates and tax law texts
Formerly at Borden Ladner Gervais

2002

Criminal Law, Security, Anti-Terrorism, Intellectual Property, Tax Policy
Formerly with the Department of Finance, 13 years with the Department of Justice
Articled at Stikeman, Elliot

2003

Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Personal Injury & Insurance, Product Liability
In addition to litigation experience, also provides strategic business advice to corporate clients

2004

Insurance Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Administrative Law, Employment & Labour, Human Rights
Formerly a Teaching Assistant at the University of Ottawa & Part-Time Professor at Fanshawe College

2005

Legal Research, Commercial Litigation, Labour & Employment Law
Practice includes both OLRB and WSIB matters
LL.M., Certificate of Pharmacology

2007

Legal Research, Intellectual Property, Corporate & Securities
Articled at Miller Thomson; Adjunct professor at University of Ottawa
LL.M. & Ph.D.; Called in New York (2001), BC (2007), Alberta (2013), Ontario (2017)

2007

Estate Litigation, Estate Administration, Insurance Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Employment Law
Articled at Osler, Hoskin & Hardcourt with an emphasis on Franchise Law and Privacy Issues
Former Secondary School Teacher

2008

Civil Litigation, Health Law, Administrative Law and Employment Law
Several years doing Quality and Risk Management consulting in-house (hospital)

2009

Family Law
Has practiced exclusively in Family Law since called to the bar, also a columnist for many different publications (legal and non-legal), and an instructor at Seneca College
Award-winning journalist published in The Lawyers Weekly, National Post, and The Globe and Mail

2009

Tort Law, Insurance/Personal Injury, Civil Procedure and Employment Law
Full-time researcher, multiple areas of law
Articled at Borden Ladner; Called in BC (2009), Ontario (2016)

2010

Immigration and Refugee Law, CPP Disability and Administrative Law

2011

Insurance defence/Personal Injury, Property Loss, Product Liability, Professional Liability
Legal writer and researcher, producer of legal conferences including content development

2014

Environmental Law, Corporate Law and Governance, Class Actions, Toxic Torts
Summa cum laude and silver medalist in law school with several awards; articled at Lerners LLP
LLM (Yale), PhD Candidate (Yale)

2014

Criminal Law
Articled at the Alberta Court of Appeal, and at Miller Thomson; Research assistant for several law professors and a private foundation; journalism background
Called to the BC bar

2015

Fluent in French and Spanish; called in BC and ON; author of several articles and editorial peer reviewer for law journal

2017

Newer lawyer called in 2017, and before law school gained 10 years experience as a law clerk doing legal research, drafting demands, statements of claim, affidavits of documents, motion records, trial records, settlement proposals, mediation memoranda, and appeal facta