Gowling WLG’s Environmental Law Group bolsters advocacy capabilities with addition of Jennifer King

14 September 2016

Gowling WLG is pleased to announce the addition of Jennifer King as a partner in its firm-wide Environmental Law Group. Based in the firm’s Toronto office, King will advise and represent clients on an array of environmental law matters, with an emphasis on hearings, approvals and appeals.

A dynamic litigator, King has represented clients before all levels of court in Ontario, as well as before the Ontario Municipal Board and the Supreme Court of Canada. Over the course of her career, King’s practice has encompassed a range of sectors and legal areas, including environmental law, administrative law, commercial litigation, professional liability, class actions and major torts.

“Jennifer is known for tackling complex advocacy mandates head-on and achieving superb outcomes,” said Peter Lukasiewicz, CEO of Gowling WLG Canada. “Her ability to analyze and present nuanced scientific and technical evidence will make her a formidable advocate for our clients and a vital member of our environmental law team."

Called to the Ontario Bar in 2007, King holds a JD/certificate in environmental studies from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law.

“I am excited to join the Environmental Law Group at Gowling WLG,” said King. “I look forward to advocating for our public sector and institutional clients on environmental issues with the firm’s team of recognized environmental law experts.”

Outside of her law practice, King is heavily involved in her local Toronto community. She recently completed a five-year term as board president and vice-president of the Ralph Thornton Centre, a non-profit, multi-purpose organization in Toronto’s South Riverdale neighbourhood.

Gowling WLG's Environmental Law Group combines the strength and flexibility of a global, full-service law firm with the expertise and quality of service of a boutique environmental practice. Its top-ranked lawyers help clients anticipate new developments in environmental law, address complex regulatory approvals, and meet evolving standards across different jurisdictions.