Ottawa (February 22, 2016) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter K. Doody as judge of the Ontario Court of Justice, effective February 24, 2016.

Justice Doody, partner in the Ottawa office of BLG, has been a litigator since his call to the bar in 1982. He is the former regional managing partner of the Ottawa office and the former manager of the Ottawa Litigation Department. He has an active and varied practice which focuses on arbitration, commercial litigation, public law, administrative law and insurance law.

Justice Doody has appeared as defence counsel in criminal cases and has appeared before all levels of courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada, in constitutional law, aboriginal law and Charter of Rights cases. He has appeared before four commissions of inquiry, most recently in the Elliot Lake Inquiry where he was senior commission counsel from 2012 to 2014.

"Peter has been a valued partner of the firm all these years. He has made an impressive contribution to the legal profession and the Firm and know he will make a significant contribution in his new role," said Sean Weir, national managing partner and CEO of BLG.

Justice Doody has also given sessional lectures at the faculties of law at Queen's University and the University of Ottawa, and at Carleton University's department of Law and Legal Studies. Until his appointment, he was the Vice-President of The Advocates' Society, an organization of over 5,000 lawyers engaged as advocates across Canada. He has been recognized by his peers as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

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