Michael's forte is complex business litigation. He has specific experience in cross border commercial disputes, as well as in litigation raising issues of professional liability, taxation law, the rights and responsibilities of directors and officers, defamation, the defence of class actions and constitutional and public law.

He has appeared as counsel before all levels of courts in Ontario, including the Superior Court, the Divisional Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal. He has also appeared before the Federal Court of Canada, and before various administrative tribunals, including the Ontario Securities Commission.

Michael is the firm's current Managing Partner. He is a co-editor and contributing author of Canada Law Book's recent text Electronic Documents: Records Management, e-Discovery and Trial.

Michael Statham is the Managing Partner of WeirFoulds. His practice encompasses many aspects of corporate-commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on complex contractual disputes. He was recognized as one of Canada's 2010 Lexpert® Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 and has been listed in the 2016 edition of Benchmark Canada, the Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys.

Michael's forte is complex business litigation. He has specific experience in cross border commercial disputes, as well as in litigation raising issues of professional liability, taxation law, the rights and responsibilities of directors and officers, defamation, the defence of class actions and constitutional and public law.

He has appeared as counsel before all levels of courts in Ontario, including the Superior Court, the Divisional Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal. He has also appeared before the Federal Court of Canada, and before various administrative tribunals, including the Ontario Securities Commission.

Michael is the firm's current Managing Partner. He is a co-editor and contributing author of Canada Law Book's recent text Electronic Documents: Records Management, e-Discovery and Trial.

Reported Cases

Trillium Motor World Ltd. v. General Motors of Canada Ltd. (2015), 48 B.L.R. (5th) 142 (Ont. S.C.J.)

Guelph (City) v. Super Blue Box Recycline Corp. (2009), 58 M.P.L.R. (4th) 1, 56 B.L.R. (4th) 37 (Ont. C.A.)

Guelph (City) v. Super Blue Box Recycling Corp. (2007), 38 M.P.L.R. (4th) 267 (Ont. S.C.J.)

Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 113 v. Ontario (Labour Relations Board), [2007] O.J. No. 3907 (Div. Ct.)

Bank of Montreal v. Cogan (2005), 13 C.B.R. (5th) 43 (Ont. C.A.)

Re Cogan (2005), 74 O.R. (3d) 223 (S.C.J.).

Guelph (City) v. Super Blue Box Recycling Corp. (2004), 2 C.P.C. (6th) 276 (Ont. S.C.J.)

Re YBM Magnex International Inc. (2003), 26 O.S.C.B. 5285

Lederer v. Fenwick (2002), 27 C.P.C. (5th) 305 (Ont. S.C.J.)

CC&L Dedicated Enterprise Fund (Trustee of) v. Fisherman (2002), 26 B.L.R. (3d) 281 (Ont. S.C.J.)

QEW 427 Dodge Chrysler (1991) Inc. v. Ontario (Minister of Revenue) (2002), 59 O.R. (3d) 460 (S.C.J.)

Supply Chain Express Inc. v. Ontario (Labour Relations Board) (2001), 151 O.A.C. 186 (Div. Ct.)

Lederer v. 372116 Ontario Ltd. (2001), 53 O.R. (3d) 203 (C.A.)

QEW 427 Dodge Chrysler (1991) Inc. v. Ontario (Minister of Revenue) (2000), 50 O.R. (3d) 694 (S.C.J.)

QEW 427 Dodge Chrysler (1991) Inc. v. Ontario (Minister of Revenue) (2000), 49 O.R. (3d) 776 (S.C.J.)

CC&L Dedicated Enterprise Fund (Trustee of) v. Fisherman (2000), 49 O.R. (3d) 187 (S.C.J.)

Care Canada v. Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (1999), 123 O.A.C. 357 (Div. Ct.)

OEB International Ltd. v. Leyden (1998), 78 C.P.R. (3d) 1 (Ont. C.A.)

Publications

""Entrepreneurial" Class Plaintiff Hit With $1 Million Costs Award", WeirFoulds LLP, December 2017

Electronic Documents: Records Management, e-Discovery and Trial (loose-leaf textbook), Canada Law Book (co-editor and contributing author)

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, "Spoliation in Canada", Obtaining, Producing and Presenting Electronic Evidence, Osgoode Professional Development, Toronto, January 2011.

Awards & Recognition

Recognized in 2016 Benchmark Canada, the Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys

Recognized as one of Canada's 2010 Lexpert® Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40.

Affiliations

Ontario Bar Association

Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers' Association

Canadian Bar Association

Corporate Directorship

Michael is the current Managing Partner of WeirFoulds LLP

Managing Partner

Toronto
Direct 416.947.5023
Fax 416.365.1876
mstatham@weirfoulds.com

Practice Areas

Litigation
Called to the Bar
Ontario (1998)
Education
Dalhousie University
LL.B. 1996

Wilfrid Laurier University
B.A. (Hons) 1993

Awards & Recognition

Recognized in 2016 Benchmark Canada, the Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys

Recognized as one of Canada's 2010 Lexpert® Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40.

Affiliations

Ontario Bar Association

Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers' Association

Canadian Bar Association

Corporate Directorship
Michael is the current Managing Partner of WeirFoulds LLP

Called to the Bar

Ontario (1998)

Education

Dalhousie University
LL.B. 1996

Wilfrid Laurier University
B.A. (Hons) 1993