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William Keele

Will has dedicated his practice to plaintiff's personal injury and wrongful death cases, including occupier's liability, products liability and disability benefits claims.

About

William Keele (“Will”) is a personal injury lawyer at McLeish Orlando’s Toronto office. He is passionate about helping injured people obtain financial security for their future, and return to all meaningful aspects of their lives.

Since his call to the bar in 2010, Will has represented seriously injured people and their family members in a wide variety of cases including motor vehicle collision, wrongful death, slip and fall, and disability benefit disputes. He has appeared as counsel before various levels of Ontario courts including the Small Claims Court, the Ontario Court of Justice, and the Superior Court of Justice.

Will has contributed to a number of legal textbooks and publications, and has authored and co-authored papers for The Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, and The Law Society of Upper Canada.

Will lives in Toronto with his wife and two children. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his kids, running, attending concerts, and skiing.

Expertise & News

Professional Affiliations

  • The Advocates’ Society
  • The Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Ontario Bar Association
  • The Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Ontario Brain Injury Association
  • Spinal Cord Injury Ontario
  • The Canadian Bar Association

Recent Media

Published Works

  • Westerhof v. Gee – Yet another Shift in the Criteria for Expert Testimony under Rule 53.03”, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, The Litigator, October 2013
  • “Effective use of Demonstrative Evidence in Small Claims Court Trials”, (Co-author with Jenny Freitas) Evidence for Paralegals, Law Society of Upper Canada, October 16, 2012
  • Ontario Courtroom Procedure” M. Fuerst & M.A. Sanderson Eds.,Third Edition, May 2012 (contributor)
  • “Why Demonstrative Evidence? And Why Is It So Effective?” The Oatley McLeish Guide to Demonstrative Advocacy, (Co-Author with John A. McLeish) 2011.
  • “Bad Faith: Practical Strategies”, Insurance Law You Need to Know (Co-Author with J. Patrick Brown), Canadian Bar Association, October 1, 2010.
  • “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

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2010

Education

  • University of Windsor, Faculty of Law
    • Bachelor of Laws (2009)
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About McLeish Orlando

McLeish Orlando is a Toronto personal injury law firm representing people who have been seriously injured and family members who have lost a loved one through the negligence of others. McLeish Orlando is a recognized leader within wrongful death and personal injury law. We represent people who have suffered brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and serious orthopaedic injuries. We strive for a fair settlement and the best possible results for our clients.

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