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Maureen Whelton

Managing Partner

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Maureen is the Managing Partner of Whelton Hiutin LLP. She is a leading commercial and civil litigator widely recognized for her forceful advocacy, strategic thinking and proven record of achieving excellent real-world results. A true barrister, Maureen’s practice areas include commercial disputes, real estate and construction disputes, oppression remedy claims, employment law, medical malpractice and appellate advocacy.

Maureen appears regularly before all levels of court in Ontario as well as administrative tribunals and private arbitration panels. She has notable experience in injunction proceedings and has been appointed by the Superior Court of Justice as an independent supervising solicitor in respect of injunctive relief granted by the court. Her experience has also led to her being retained by her peers as a mediator.

Clients trust Maureen with their most sensitive and high-stakes disputes and appreciate her thoughtful advice, meticulous preparation and formidable courtroom advocacy. Whether in a one-day motion, appeal or application or through a multi-week trial or arbitration, Maureen pursues her clients’ interests with dogged determination and the benefit of many years of experience. Maureen is also committed to working with clients well before the courtroom steps to explore practical, timely and discreet solutions to meet their needs.

Maureen is a leader in the profession and is committed to teaching and to the development of young advocates. For many years Maureen coached the University of Toronto’s Jessup Moot Team, where she supported teams who achieved both national and international success. Her contributions were recognized through her receipt of the Arbor Award in 2018. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Law School and a regular contributor to the continuing education programs of the Law Society of Ontario and the Ontario Bar Association. She is an active member of the Advocates’ Society and was previously a Director on its board.

Maureen is a graduate of the University of Toronto Law School and St. Francis Xavier University, where she was the valedictorian.

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