David Plotkin Associate

Speaks:  English, French

Primary office:  Ottawa

David Plotkin

David Plotkin is a bilingual lawyer in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office, practising in the Advocacy Group. His practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on condominium law, estates litigation, and administrative law.

David has advocated for clients at all levels of provincial and federal courts, including the Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada. He also regularly participates in mediations and arbitration proceedings, and before various administrative tribunals.

David is a regular contributor to the popular CondoAdviser.ca legal blog and presenter at its monthly webinars. In addition, he is a member of the Canadian Condominium Institute.

Prior to joining Gowling WLG, David practised at boutique litigation firms in Montreal and Ottawa, where he advocated on behalf of clients in a wide range of litigation disciplines.

David is a graduate of the joint civil and common law program at McGill University. David volunteers with Pro Bono Ontario's free legal advice hotline. He is also a member of the Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario (AJEFO), and of the Bora Laskin Law Society.

David practices in English and French.


  • Canadian Condominium Institute
  • Association professionnelle des avocates et avocats du Québec
  • County of Carleton Law Association