Aaron Dantowitz

BA (Toronto), LLB (McGill), of the Bar of Ontario

Aaron Dantowitz is a partner with Stockwoods LLP where he maintains a general advocacy and advisory practice, enabling him to assist clients in a broad range of areas, encompassing both private and public law matters.

His civil litigation practice has involved commercial, defamation, fraud, competition and other types of claims, and includes class actions. He has expertise in matters involving injunctive relief, such as Anton Piller orders, as well as questions of interest to international litigants, such as the jurisdiction of Ontario tribunals, and the gathering of evidence in Ontario for use in foreign proceedings.

Mr. Dantowitz’s  regulatory and administrative law practice has included proceedings before a variety of regulatory tribunals, including as counsel to parties before the Ontario Securities Commission, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Ontario Racing Commission, the Ontario Energy Board and the Child and Family Services Review Board. He has developed particular expertise in the area of professional regulation, advising and acting both for regulators and for professionals facing complaints and discipline proceedings. In addition, he regularly provides independent legal advice to professional discipline and other tribunals, in respect of the conduct of evidentiary hearings, and other legal and procedural matters.

Mr. Dantowitz has been a volunteer lawyer with the Child Advocacy Project of Pro Bono Law Ontario and has represented children in proceedings under the Education Act and the Human Rights Code. He has also assisted unrepresented litigants in the Court of Appeal, in Provincial Offences Act and other matters, as part of Pro Bono Law Ontario’s Court of Appeal Duty Counsel Project.

Mr. Dantowitz joined Stockwoods LLP in 2003, after clerking with Associate Chief Justice Dennis O’Connor, and Justices Louise Charron, Stephen Borins and Robert Armstrong of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

He attended the University of Toronto (BA, Sociology/French Translation, 1996) and McGill University (LLB, 2001), and was called to the Bar in Ontario in 2002.

Mr. Dantowitz is an active member of the legal community and a frequent speaker and instructor at legal seminars and workshops. He has been an instructor in the Trial Advocacy course at Osgoode Hall Law School since 2012, and along with colleagues for Stockwoods, co-teaches a course in Administrative Law at Osgoode. He is Managing Editor of the Advocates’ Journal, and is a member and ex officio director of The Advocates’ Society. He is currently the Vice Chair of the Administrative Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association, and is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association, and the Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario.