Donna S. K. Shier - Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

Donna S. K. Shier

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006

Barnard CollegeBA 1973

Client Comments

"Ms. Shier has always proven to be professional and knowledgeable in all our dealings. Her broad experience allows her to offer many alternative options and she always responds on a timely basis."

"In my career with major food-producing companies, my responsibilities have included that for environmental programs and affairs. I have thus worked with Donna Shier now for over the last 20 years or so. She has worked to resolve many complex environmental issues and set up key due diligence programs and also developed corporate and operational policies and programs. She is a well-qualified and experienced environmental lawyer. Donna Shier is the epitome of diligence in researching environmental projects, identifying the key issues and providing outstanding advice to her clients. Donna works quickly and can meet tough deadlines with accuracy and diligence. She covers all the ground and leaves no stone unturned. She also has a very effective way to reduce the complex to the understandable. I have found Donna Shier's advice always appropriate and going beyond the minimal scope of the work she is doing. Her leadership abilities are extremely good in the way she develops a team relationship with her clients and presents information in a clear, understandable manner, adjusting her style to her audience and advising on sometimes distasteful environmental circumstances in a very acceptable manner. Proof of her abilities and performance lies in the fact that Donna Shier would be my first call on any environmental matter, be it interpretations of regulatory issues, development of corporate business environmental planning, environmental assessments, or the resolution of serious legal environmental issues. Quite simply, she is one of the best! "

-Peter Smith
Corporate Executive Vice President, Corporate Engineering
Maple Leaf Foods

"Donna is in the top of her field because she is extremely knowledgeable and able to translate the environmental terminology into layman's terms. She is precise in her execution of information and her team enables the client to feel fully in the process. We found Donna to be very accessible and at ease dealing with clients, staff and the opposing lawyers. Her confidence aids in the trust felt by the client."

Office Location

4 King Street West, Suite 900
Toronto, ON M5H 1B6

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Environmental Law of the Toronto Metro Area
Donna S. K. Shier has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Environmental Law