50th Anniversary page

The Honourable Michael L. Phelan

The Honourable Michael L. Phelan

Credit: Balfour

Born June 8, 1947 in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Educated at Loyola College of Montreal (BA 1968) and Dalhousie University Law School (LLB 1971). Called to the Bar of Ontario 1973. Associate and Partner, Herridge Tolmie, (merged with Osler Hoskin & Harcourt) 1973-1999; past-member of Executive Committee, Chair of Public Law Department. Senior Partner - Litigation, Ogilvy Renault (now Norton Rose Fulbright Canada) 1999-2003; Managing Partner - Ottawa and member of Management Committee. Counsel before Supreme Court of Canada, Federal Courts, superior courts and federal tribunals. Chair, National Air and Space Law Section, Canadian Bar Association; Chair, Constitutional and Administrative Law Section, and Member of Council, International Bar Association; Member, Editorial Board on Competition Law (Federal Press); sessional lecturer in advanced administrative law, Carleton University, Department of Law/Institute of Public Administration. Appointed Judge of the Federal Court, and ex officio, member of the Federal Court of Appeal, November 19, 2003, and Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada, April 27, 2004. Judicial Member of the Competition Tribunal 2005-2012, reappointed for a further term on December 21, 2016. Board of Directors, Canadian Superior Courts Judges Association.

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