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, defamation and other disputes. Richard has also developed considerable experience in government litigation including: coroner’s inquests, licencing, general administrative, Indigenous 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.
Richard has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 15th and 16th Editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada.
His wide-ranging experience has also been recognized by the Law Society of Ontario who, in September 2009, granted Richard the designation of Certified Specialist (Civil Litigation).
Richard was recently appointed to the ground-breaking panel of lawyers that will serve as Presiding Inquest Officers at Coroner’s Inquests.
Richard further 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, and currently serves as a skills instructor with the Advocates’ Society.
Richard’s current clients include “blue chip” real estate companies, publicly traded corporations, a Provincial Law Society and its insurer, and Indigenous Governing Agencies.