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William D. Keele

William D. Keele

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
888-494-8201 (Toll free)

Will received his law degree from the University of Windsor in 2009. While in law school, Will volunteered at the Faculty of Law's Community Legal Aid Clinic, and represented Windsor Law at the Ontario Trial Lawyer's Association Advocacy Competition where he won awards for best team, best opening address and best direct examination. As a student, Will spent a summer working at a downtown Toronto insurance defence firm where he experienced the practice of personal injury law from the defence perspective, and familiarized himself with defence tactics and strategies.

After completing his articles with McLeish Orlando, Will was called to the Ontario Bar in 2010. Will has dedicated his practice to plaintiff's personal injury and wrongful death cases, including occupier's liability, products liability and disability benefits claims. He has appeared as counsel before various levels of Ontario courts including the Superior Court of Justice. Will has co-authored papers for the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the Law Society of Upper Canada's Continuing Legal Education Program, and the Canadian Bar Association.

Will is a member of the Advocates' Society, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and the Canadian Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Plaintiff's Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Occupier's Liability
  • Disability Insurance
  • Wrongful Death

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 2010


  • University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
    • Bachelor of Laws - 2009

Published Works

  • "Proving Liability Against Restaurants and Bars – Ways to Increase Their Share of the Blame", (Co-Author with John A. McLeish), Ontario Trial Lawyers Association 2009 Fall Conference, October 29, 2009
  • "Why Demonstrative Evidence? And Why is it So Effective?", The Oatley-McLeish Guide to Demonstrative Evidence, (Co-Author with John A. McLeish), Law Society of Upper Canada Continuing Professional Development, November 9, 2009
  • "Bad Faith: Practical Strategies", Insurance Law You Need to Know (Co-Author with J. Patrick Brown), Canadian Bar Association, October 1, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Advocates' Society, Member
  • Canadian Bar Association, Member

McLeish Orlando LLP: One Queen Street East, Suite 1620, Toronto ON M5C 2W5
Phone: 416-366-3311 Toll Free: 888-494-8201 Fax: 416-366-3330 Toronto Law Office Map

Barrie office: 92 Caplan Avenue Barrie, ON L4N 0Z7 Toll Free: 888-494-8201 Fax: 416-366-3330 Map and Directions

Hamilton office: One Hunter Street East Hamilton, ON L8N 3W1 Toll Free: 888-494-8201 Map and Directions

Kitchener office: 51 Breithaupt Street, Suite 100, Kitchener, ON N2H 5G5
Phone: 519-957-9621 Map & Directions

McLeish Orlando LLP, Personal Injury Lawyers represents clients in the greater Toronto area (GTA) and throughout southern Ontario, including residents of Hamilton, Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga, Brampton, Woodbridge, Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughan, Oshawa, Ajax, Whitby, Pickering, Newmarket, Aurora, Barrie, Ottawa, London, Kitchener, Waterloo, St Catharines, Niagara, Kingston and Guelph, Ontario.

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