Brian Gover

Tel: 416-593-2489
Brian Gover

Brian Gover was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1983 and has practised at Stockwoods since 1994. Prior to joining Stockwoods, he served as counsel in the Crown Law Office – Criminal within the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney-General. As Crown counsel, Brian argued appeals before the Ontario Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada. Brian subsequently served as the Executive Legal Officer to Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice from 1991 to 1993. Brian is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
His practice includes competition law, criminal law, discipline proceedings, general civil litigation and administrative law. He acts for private clients, as well numerous regulators and administrative agencies.
In addition, Brian has frequently acted as counsel on federal and provincial Commissions of Inquiry. In that role, he has served as Commission counsel on the Walkerton Inquiry, Arar Inquiry and the Air India Inquiry. He was lead counsel for the Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario at the Goudge Inquiry and represented the Commissioner of the Cornwall Public Inquiry.
Brian speaks and writes on a broad variety of topics and is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education programs. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Corporate Liability Journal, has served as adjunct faculty at the University of Western Ontario law school and is currently an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School.
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