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William W. Fawcett

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Education & Year of Call

  • Bar Admission, Ontario (2019)
  • JD, University of Western Ontario (2018)
  • PhD, University of Western Ontario (2011)
  • MA, University of Western Ontario (2003)
  • BA, University of Western Ontario (2002)

Biography

You don’t need to hire a lawyer with a PhD degree, but, when it comes time to analyse and to unravel complex legal problems, every advantage counts. 

Having graduated at the top of his class from the University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Law in 2018, William now practices broadly as a civil and commercial litigator. William enjoys the diversity of his practice, which includes complex commercial disputes, employment issues, construction liens and related matters, property disputes, contract matters, estate disputes, landlord and tenant matters, human rights claims, and everything in between.

No matter what the case, Will seeks to provide proportionate and cost-effective representation to all his clients. While litigation inevitably remains the backstop in every dispute, Will looks to resolve matters prior to escalating disputes to this level whenever possible. That said, Will is at home in front of a Court or tribunal, and he never shies away from a fight.

Prior to turning to the practice of law, Will was an award-winning instructor and professor for over a decade at the University of Western Ontario and Fanshawe College, where his time in front of a classroom then proved to be a solid foundation for his time on his feet now in front of a Court or tribunal. His study of philosophy, particularly the time spent researching and writing his doctoral dissertation, allowed him the opportunity to sharpen his natural aptitude for analytical thinking and clear writing. As a student, he was recognized for his academic excellence, winning the gold medal in the Faculty of Arts for the selective Scholar’s Electives program at the University of Western Ontario. These experiences shape and influence Will’s practice of law, and his clients now benefit from his rich academic background.

When not at the office, Will enjoys puttering in the extensive gardens surrounding his nineteenth century Italianate home, which he is slowly restoring to its original glory. He also enjoys cooking, mostly French and Italian; wine, again, mostly French and Italian; restoring antique furniture; and, upon occasion, Scottish country dancing.

Biography

You don’t need to hire a lawyer with a PhD degree, but, when it comes time to analyse and to unravel complex legal problems, every advantage counts. 

Having graduated at the top of his class from the University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Law in 2018, William now practices broadly as a civil and commercial litigator. William enjoys the diversity of his practice, which includes complex commercial disputes, employment issues, construction liens and related matters, property disputes, contract matters, estate disputes, landlord and tenant matters, human rights claims, and everything in between.

No matter what the case, Will seeks to provide proportionate and cost-effective representation to all his clients. While litigation inevitably remains the backstop in every dispute, Will looks to resolve matters prior to escalating disputes to this level whenever possible. That said, Will is at home in front of a Court or tribunal, and he never shies away from a fight.

Prior to turning to the practice of law, Will was an award-winning instructor and professor for over a decade at the University of Western Ontario and Fanshawe College, where his time in front of a classroom then proved to be a solid foundation for his time on his feet now in front of a Court or tribunal. His study of philosophy, particularly the time spent researching and writing his doctoral dissertation, allowed him the opportunity to sharpen his natural aptitude for analytical thinking and clear writing. As a student, he was recognized for his academic excellence, winning the gold medal in the Faculty of Arts for the selective Scholar’s Electives program at the University of Western Ontario. These experiences shape and influence Will’s practice of law, and his clients now benefit from his rich academic background.

When not at the office, Will enjoys puttering in the extensive gardens surrounding his nineteenth century Italianate home, which he is slowly restoring to its original glory. He also enjoys cooking, mostly French and Italian; wine, again, mostly French and Italian; restoring antique furniture; and, upon occasion, Scottish country dancing.

Honours & Awards

  • Arthur T. Little Gold Medallist
  • STEP Canada Award in Trusts
  • Gregory Brandt Award in Constitutional Law
  • Fasken, Martineau DuMoulin LLP Award for highest standing in first year of the University of Western Ontario’s JD program
  • University Students Council Teaching Award
  • Graduate Student Teaching Award
  • Gold Medallist: Philosophy and Classical Studies
  • Gold Medallist: Scholar’s Electives Program in Arts

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Professional Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Middlesex Law Association
  • The Advocates’ Society