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Provided by William C McDowell

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Will is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. In his wide-ranging practice, Will has appeared as counsel in many important cases focusing on issues of public law and commercial litigation. When it comes to the public sector, Will knows first-hand about the unique challenges of the public sector, thanks to his long-standing work for governments and governmental organizations, including his three-year term as Canada’s Associate Deputy Minister of Justice. He is also a leading practitioner of libel and media law, having acted for both plaintiffs and defendants in numerous noteworthy cases. A frequent contributor to professional conferences, he has taught trial advocacy at Queen's University and Osgoode Hall law schools. Will is also a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

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Litigation: Administrative & Public Law - Ontario
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Toronto-based William McDowell stands as one of Ontario's most highly respected practitioners for public and judicial inquiries, as well as various other investigations and public law disputes.
"Will is an exceptional litigator and a great communicator. His extensive background and knowledge were of considerable help, as was his understanding of the law. Will's work is of the highest calibre and I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone."

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