Michael Statham is a Partner at 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 former 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.

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 Recycling 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.)

  • 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.
Called to the Bar
  • Ontario (1998)
Education
  • LL.B., Dalhousie University, 1996
  • B.A. (Hons.), Wilfrid Laurier University, 1993
Affiliations
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers' Association
  • Canadian Bar Association

Corporate Directorship

Michael is the former Managing Partner of WeirFoulds LLP

Speaking Engagements

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

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