William C. McDowell

Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP

130 Adelaide St W, Suite 2600
Toronto, ON M5H 3P5
Phone: (416) 865-2949
Fax: (416) 865-2850
E-mail: wmcdowell@litigate.com

Partner. Will’s practice includes many landmark cases, including in the Supreme Court of Canada, focusing on commercial litigation, libel and public law. From 2005 to 2008, he was Canada’s Associate Deputy Minister of Justice, with responsibility for civil litigation, national security and issues involving federal agencies. He subsequently assisted Ontario’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission inquiry into Indian Residential Schools and was chief counsel to the City of Mississauga Judicial Inquiry. Will has appeared in the Supreme Court of Canada in several leading internet cases in recent years. Will’s work in resolving the Maher Arar v. Canada case was honoured by a Department of Justice National Award. Will has taught trial advocacy at Queen’s and Osgoode Hall Law School and has been honoured by the University of Toronto for his many years of volunteer efforts.

Year Called to the Bar:1988 (ON)
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