Richard was called to the Bar in 1993 and has extensive experience in a broad range of litigation cases including; contract, shareholders, real estate, condominium, employment, construction and other disputes. Richard has also developed considerable experience in government litigation including: coroner’s inquests, licencing, general administrative and constitutional law. In addition to extensive trial experience, Richard appears regularly in appeal courts and has acted on numerous landmark cases at the Supreme Court of Canada and Court of Appeal for Ontario. Richard graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School.
His wide-ranging experience has been recognized by the Law Society of Upper Canada who, in September 2009, granted Richard the designation of Certified Specialist (Civil Litigation). Richard was recently appointed to act as a "Friend of the Court" to the Ontario Divisional Court, on an administrative law appeal.
Richard has acted in an adjudicative role for over 10 years as a Vice-Chair of a Provincial Appeal Tribunal and has acted as Independent Legal Counsel to various professional regulatory clients. Richard is also a frequent writer and presenter on legal issues.
Richard’s current clients include “blue chip” real estate companies, corporations, an Office of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario (the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth), and the Chartered Professional Accounts of Ontario, amongst others.
Richard believes that experience is only part of the equation and that the most important part of his practice is his unflinching dedication to client service.