William D. Keele
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
- 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- Ontario, 2010
- University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
- Bachelor of Laws - 2009
- "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