Jonah Waxman



Jonah Waxman

Jonah Waxman is an Associate in the Wills, Trusts & Estates Practice Group at WeirFoulds LLP.

Before joining WeirFoulds LLP, Jonah practised at a reputable law firm serving clients throughout Peel, Southern Ontario, and the Greater Toronto Area. During this time, he was responsible for carriage over a variety of diverse litigation matters, including but not limited to guardianship and estate disputes, oppression claims, aborted real estate transactions, and solicitor-client assessments.

Jonah has appeared on contentious motions and applications before the Ontario Court of Appeal, Ontario Divisional Court of Justice and Ontario Superior Court of Justice. He has also conducted multi-week trials before both judges and juries, as well as before various administrative tribunals.

Because of his litigation experience, Jonah has conducted mock trial demonstrations before the legal community, and presided over advocacy seminars arranged by the Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association, and the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association.

Outside of the courtroom, Jonah regularly volunteers for various student initiatives, including as a supervisor and judge for the University of Toronto’s Upper Year Moot, as an instructor for the LPP Trial Advocacy Program, and as an examining counsel for the University of Toronto Mississauga’s Capstone program.

    Significant Cases

    Called to the Bar
    • Ontario (2012)

    • Juris Doctor, University of Windsor Faculty of Law (2011)
    • Bachelor of Arts Western University (2008)
    • Law Society of Ontario
    • The Advocates' Society
    • Ontario Bar Association

    Community Involvement

    • Upper Year Moot Supervisor and Judge, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
    • Volunteer Instructor, Toronto Metropolitan University Law Practice Program
    • Volunteer Lawyer, University of Toronto Mississauga Capstone Program

    Speaking Engagements

    Speaker, “Party and Party Costs: Maximizing the Recovery and Minimizing the Blowback”, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Webinar, December 8, 2022
    Speaker, “Regional Round-Up: Key Updates for Civil Proceedings Across Ontario”, Ontario Bar Association, Webinar, June 2, 2022
    Speaker, “Regional Round-Up: Key Updates for Civil Proceedings Across Ontario”, Ontario Bar Association, Webinar, June 1, 2022
    Speaker, “Adapting Your Oral Advocacy Skills to Succeed in this New Era of Remote Proceedings”, Canadian Bar Association, Webinar, April 6, 2021

    Media Mentions

    The Toronto Star, ‘Suicide by Cop’: Sammy Yatim inquest derailed by convicted officer’s ‘outrageous’ 11th hour motion, November 24, 2022