Ross Earnshaw is a partner in the Waterloo Region and Hamilton offices of the firm, and is widely recognized as one of Ontario’s leading litigators. Acting for a diverse clientele, Ross brings extensive litigation expertise in a range of areas, including real estate, construction, insurance, employment, banking, estates, mortgage enforcement, priorities, collections and legal malpractice defence.
In 2015, he was featured in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as one of Canada’s top corporate commercial litigators. Ross was also selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada in the areas of corporate and commercial litigation, bet-the-company litigation and legal malpractice law, and was named Best Lawyers’ “Lawyer of the Year” for Corporate and Commercial Litigation in Hamilton.
Beyond the courtroom, Ross has been involved in legislation and policy development issues. He assisted with the development of the Ontario Petroleum Price Freeze legislation during the OPEC crisis, and worked with the Ontario Ministry of Energy during the establishment of the Ontario Energy Corporation.
Ross has served as a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 2012, where he is a member of several committees and groups, chairing the Real Estate Liaison Group as well as the newly constituted Task Force on Compliance-Oriented Entity Regulation. He also serves on the board of LibraryCo, which oversees the Ontario county courthouse library system, and the board of the Law Foundation of Ontario, a non-profit organization that improves access to justice for people across the province.