Hons. B.A. from the University of Toronto
LL.B. from Queen’s University at Kingston
LL.M. from The London School of Economics and Political Science
David was admitted to the Ontario Bar in January, 1991.
He articled at Torys LLP in Toronto and worked there as an associate in their corporate department for roughly five years.
After Torys, David joined a boutique firm in Toronto that specialized in bankruptcy-insolvency law, becoming a partner and practicing corporate/commercial there till 2003.
He then served as General Counsel in Canada for Carillion, a publicly-traded, UK-based development company, followed by a similar role for Balfour Beatty Investments, also a publicly-traded, UK-based infrastructure development company. David transitioned to an academic career last year after more than 30 years in private practice.
Last year, David taught Civil Practice, Property, Remedies and Trusts. Over the summer, he taught Personal Property Law in Saskatoon at the Native Law Centre at the University of Saskatchewan. This year, he is teaching Contract Law, Evidence, Trusts and Remedies.
David's research interests are varied and include improving access to justice with particular interest in the resolution of civil disputes involving Indigenous communities using traditional forms of civil dispute resolution. He is also particularly interested in examining issues related to the practice of law in small town and rural communities.
Professional Associations/Community Involvement:
Ontario Bar Association | Law Society of Ontario | Canadian Corporate Counsel Association| Canadian Association for Victims of Torture | Ontario Bar Association Mentorship Program