Ontario reinstitutes King’s Counsel honourary designation for lawyers

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In celebration of the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III, the Ontario government is returning to the tradition of recognizing Ontario lawyers with the honorary title of King’s Counsel.

The King’s Counsel designation is given to lawyers who have demonstrated a commitment to the pursuit of legal excellence in service to the Crown, the public and their communities. Ontario rejoins many of its provincial counterparts and other Commonwealth jurisdictions in observing this practise.

The following lawyers are receiving the King’s Counsel designation:

  • Brenda Elizabeth Abrams
  • William Thomas Barlow
  • Kenneth William Bednarek
  • Frederic Raymond Braley
  • William Scott Bromm
  • Dianne Marie Carter
  • Ena Chadha
  • Kikee Seema Chaudhari
  • David Neil Corbett
  • Margaret Colina Creal
  • Patricia DeGuire
  • Rajesh Dhir
  • Christopher Owen Diana
  • Jessica Latham Dixon
  • John Daniel Dooley
  • Douglas Richard Downey
  • Christine Janice Elliott
  • Andrew Mearns Elrick
  • Robert Joseph Falconi
  • Donald Robert Fawcett
  • Irwin Steven Glasberg
  • Jennifer Ann Gold
  • Kenneth Raymond Goodman
  • Bryn Emlyn Gray
  • Alexander James Robson Grieve
  • Peter Herbert Griffin
  • Maureen Ann Harquail
  • Marie Therese Henein
  • Joseph Patrick Hillier
  • Janine Elizabeth Hodgins
  • Amanda Di Gesu Iarusso
  • Marian Catherine Jacko
  • William Edward Kaplan
  • Sean Ellis Kearney
  • Nancy Athanasia Krigas
  • Susan Michele Kyle
  • Stephen Andrew Leach
  • Anthony Rocco Leardi
  • Selma Monique Lussenburg
  • Jane Nicole Mallen
  • Robin Lynn Martin
  • Giuseppe Martino
  • Todd Joseph McCarthy
  • Blair Wilson McCreadie
  • Rosemarie Franca McCutcheon
  • Fay Angela McFarlane
  • Ian James Frise McSweeney
  • Sara Beth Mintz
  • Justin Paul Sydney Mooney
  • Timothy Stephen Moseley
  • Caroline Mulroney
  • Maud Murray
  • Robert Douglas Nicholson
  • Brian Andrew Thomas O’Byrne
  • Susan Orlando
  • Leslie Karen Monique Paine
  • Vincent Andre Francois Paris
  • James Stephen Allan Pengelly
  • Barbara Jane Price
  • Heidi Louise Reinhart
  • Deborah Lynn Richardson
  • David Gregory Rickford
  • Juliet Susan Robin
  • Rosario Romano
  • Malcom David Ross
  • Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria
  • Brian George Saunderson
  • Randolv Schwartz
  • Earl Patrick Shea
  • Michael Gregory Sherrard
  • Sandra Jill Shime
  • Brian Peter Leonard John Smeenk
  • Walied Soliman
  • Stefan Mark Spakowski
  • Ian Michael Speers
  • Paul James Stoyan
  • Giuseppe Roberto Tommaso Tarantino
  • Jeanie Theoharis
  • Michele-Antonio Tibollo
  • Gavin James Martin Tighe
  • Eustachia Jeanne Triantafilopoulos
  • Sidney Harold Troister
  • Peter Leo Van Loan
  • Sean Weir
  • Michael Andrew Wilson
  • Matthew Randall Wilson
  • Kate Rebecca Suzannah Wood
  • Sarah Joanne Wright
  • David Stuart Young
  • Heather Louise Zordel
  • Stephanie Carlyn Zwicker Slavens

Information regarding future nominations for the designation of King’s Counsel will be announced at a later date.