Les is a senior litigation lawyer and the chair of the firm's mediation practice. He has been involved in all facets of construction related work for over 34 years. He has appeared in all levels of court in Ontario, trial and appellate, including the Supreme Court of Canada. His practice deals with issues relating to construction liens, from the claimant and defence perspectives, advising clients such as municipalities and private industry contractors and owners about construction contracts, tendering and RFP issues, bond and insurance claims, delay claims and other construction associated issues.

Les's past cases have included lengthy trials concerning liens on the Hamilton Sewage Treatment Plant, runway construction at the Mount Hope Airport, and, more recently, Bad Concrete in housing developments in the G.T.A.

Les is a fully trained Mediator and Arbitrator. He has taught in the Bar Admission Course on Advocacy for a number of years and is past Vice chair of the Civil Litigation Section of the Ontario Bar Association. He is a member, director and former president of the ADR Institute of Ontario (ADRIO) and active in both its Construction and Employment Sections.  He has recently taught seminar courses in Construction Law for both the Ontario General Contractors Association (O.G.C.A.) and George Brown College.

Les O'Connor is a senior litigation lawyer specializing in mediation and arbitration. He has been involved in all facets of construction related work for over 34 years.

Les is a senior litigation lawyer and the chair of the firm's mediation practice. He has been involved in all facets of construction related work for over 34 years. He has appeared in all levels of court in Ontario, trial and appellate, including the Supreme Court of Canada. His practice deals with issues relating to construction liens, from the claimant and defence perspectives, advising clients such as municipalities and private industry contractors and owners about construction contracts, tendering and RFP issues, bond and insurance claims, delay claims and other construction associated issues.

Les's past cases have included lengthy trials concerning liens on the Hamilton Sewage Treatment Plant, runway construction at the Mount Hope Airport, and, more recently, Bad Concrete in housing developments in the G.T.A.

Les is a fully trained Mediator and Arbitrator. He has taught in the Bar Admission Course on Advocacy for a number of years and is past Vice chair of the Civil Litigation Section of the Ontario Bar Association. He is a member, director and former president of the ADR Institute of Ontario (ADRIO) and active in both its Construction and Employment Sections.  He has recently taught seminar courses in Construction Law for both the Ontario General Contractors Association (O.G.C.A.) and George Brown College.

Publications

"Working in Canada: An Overview of Employment Law", WeirFoulds LLP, October 2011 (with Krista Chaytor, Albert Formosa, Sean Foran, Maralynne Monteith, John Wilkinson, Raj Anand, N. William Ross, Rachel Goldenberg, and Faren Bogach)

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, "Punitive Damages", WeirFoulds Employment & Labour Law Group Client Seminar, Toronto, ON, April 6, 2017

Affiliations

Ontario Bar Association (Civil Litigation Section)

Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association

ADR Institute of Ontario

Thomas More Lawyers' Guild

Lawyer

Toronto
Direct 416.947.5025
Fax 416.365.1876
loconnor@weirfoulds.com

Practice Areas

Construction

Insurance

Estates

Called to the Bar
Ontario (1974)
Education
University of Toronto
LL.B. 1972

University of Toronto
B.A. 1969

Affiliations

Ontario Bar Association (Civil Litigation Section)

Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association

ADR Institute of Ontario

Thomas More Lawyers' Guild

Called to the Bar

Ontario (1974)

Education

University of Toronto
LL.B. 1972

University of Toronto
B.A. 1969