M. Philip Tunley - Stockwoods LLP

M. Philip Tunley

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 416-593-3495

Phil Tunley practices law, specializing in civil litigation with an emphasis on:
•           trial and appellate advocacy;
•           public law;
•           media law;
•           high technology litigation;
•           commercial litigation.

Mr. Tunley has appeared as lead counsel before all levels of the Ontario and Federal courts and the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as a variety of administrative tribunals and ADR procedures.  He has special expertise in the use of computerized litigation support and electronic evidence in complex cases.

His commercial practice experience covers a wide range, including major disputes in the areas of media law, defamation, high technology contracts, energy market regulation, intellectual property, tax and other matters.

Mr. Tunley’s public law practice is grounded in four years’ experience as Crown counsel with the Attorney General of Ontario, specializing in constitutional litigation and regulatory prosecutions.  He has special expertise in disputes involving Aboriginal peoples and their rights, Crown liability, white-collar crime, energy law, and a variety of other regulatory, administrative, and constitutional litigation.

Mr. Tunley received a BA from Queens’ University, an LL.B from the University of Toronto, and was called to the Ontario bar in 1986.  He is active in continuing legal education, and is as a Director of Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, a non-profit advocacy and service group.

Queen’s UniversityBA 1977University of Toronto, Faculty of LawLL.B 1984
Law Society of Upper CanadaThe Advocates SocietyOntario Bar AssociationAd Idem/Media Lawyers’ AssociationCanadian Journalists for Free Expression

Office Location

TD North Tower
77 King Street West, Suite 4130
P.O. Box 140
Toronto-Dominion Centre
Toronto, ON M5K 1H1

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice
Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Defamation and Media Law