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Andrew Porter

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Andrew* brings his commanding presence to a wide range of litigation matters, including commercial disputes, professional liability actions, and quasi-criminal prosecutions. His clients regularly include corporations, shareholders, professionals as well as their regulatory bodies. Andrew stands§ up for his clients’ interests in court, having appeared in all levels of court in Ontario, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal and numerous administrative tribunals in Ontario, including the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. Andrew uses his experience and judgment to help his clients successfully navigate complex problems in short order. A seasoned advocate, he stands tall against any challenge. Among other cases, he has successfully represented individuals charged with criminal offences and acted in the defence of a class action lawsuit involving a crypto-currency technology. .

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Andrew Porter

is a partner at Lenczner Slaght.

Andrew's trial and appellate practice encompasses a range of general litigation, including commercial litigation, professional liability, and professional regulation. His clients regularly include corporations, shareholders, professionals as well as their regulatory bodies. His advice and representation has proven effective both inside and outside the courtroom.

Andrew has appeared in the Supreme Court of Canada, at all levels of court in Ontario, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, and various administrative tribunals, including the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. He is also an Adjunct Faculty member at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Andrew has represented his clients in contentious shareholder disputes, contractual interpretation applications, motions for injunctions, and as co-counsel in the defence of several class actions. He has developed experience in new and emerging technologies, including several cases involving crypto-currencies.

Andrew has an interest in the intersection of civil and criminal quasi-criminal liability, and has successfully represented individuals charged with criminal offences, including by obtaining an acquittal at trial on the basis of multiple violations of the Charter.

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  • Canadian Bar Association

  • Ontario Bar Association

  • The Advocates' Society

  • Colloquium 2017

    Andrew spoke on the "Best Practices Before Tribunals" panel at the 2017 Colloquium: North Eastern Ontario Continuing Professional Development Conference.

    Andrew Porter | October 12, 2017

  • Best Lawyers in Canada (2020)

    Health Care Law

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