Since its founding in 1979 by David Stockwood, Q.C., L.S.M., the firm has offered its clients access to lawyers at the top of their profession, combined with the personal attention only a boutique firm can provide. Stockwoods is one of Canada’s most highly regarded and experienced boutique litigation firms.

Arguing cases before all levels of court

We argue cases before all levels of court, including the Ontario and Federal Courts and the Supreme Court of Canada. Our broad regulatory and administrative law practice involves appearing before a wide range of provincial and federal administrative tribunals. The firm continues to be at the forefront in the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution techniques, including arbitrations and mediations.

Assisting clients throughout Canada and worldwide

We assist clients throughout Ontario, across Canada, the U.S. and internationally with their legal issues. While our day-to-day practice is usually before courts within Ontario, we have acted in matters across Canada and in international forums, and our lawyers have been recognized as leading counsel in managing U.S./Canada cross-border matters.

Ranked among the top litigation firms

Stockwoods is consistently ranked among the top litigation firms by LEXPERT and in Chambers Global. The firm has also been awarded an AV rating in the international law directory, Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ranking given by that organization.

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Partners with extraordinary experience

Members of the firm have achieved success inside and outside of Stockwoods. Some partners bring experience to Stockwoods from highly regarded work in government and from private practice at other well-known firms. Some former partners have gone on to serve on the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal. In addition, a number of our lawyers have authored leading texts in various areas of litigation practice and are sought-after lecturers at law schools and professional conferences.

Precedent-setting cases

Stockwoods has been involved in a wide variety of precedent-setting cases.

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Equipped to solve diverse litigation problems

Stockwoods has the depth and breadth of litigation talent to serve diverse litigation needs without sacrificing top-tier expertise. We have a prudent and practical approach to dispute resolution, and we charge reasonable fees for our services.

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