Adam Huff Partner

Speaks:  English, Japanese

Year of Call: 2009 - Alberta

Year of Call: 2009 - Ontario

Primary office:  Hamilton

Adam Huff

Adam Huff is a partner in Gowling WLG's Hamilton office.

Adam takes pride in the breadth of his litigation expertise. He has represented companies and insurers in a range of complex matters, with a concentration on business, professional liability, and employment disputes.

As part of his professional errors and omissions practice, Adam has developed a particular expertise in “repair” matters on behalf of fellow lawyers. He has successfully argued numerous such proceedings, including before the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Divisional Court, the Superior Court and multiple administrative tribunals.

Adam joined Gowling WLG when it merged with ESB Lawyers in January, 2019. He previously practised at another major national firm, and a leading litigation boutique firm in Ottawa. He earned his LL.B. (cum laude) in 2009 from the University of Ottawa, graduating near the top of his class.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2019

    • Career
      Gowling WLG (Partner: Jan. 2019–Present)
  • 2013

    • Career
      ESB Lawyers LLP (Associate: Sept. 2013–Dec. 2017; Partner: Jan. 2018–Dec. 2018)
  • 2011

    • Career
      Cavanagh LLP (Associate: Jan. 2011–Sept. 2013)
  • 2009

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Alberta
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
    • Education
      University of Ottawa, LLB (cum laude)
  • 2008

    • Career
      McCarthy Tétrault (Articling Student: May 2008–July 2009; Associate: July 2009–Jan. 2011)
  • 1999

    • Education
      University of Western Ontario, BA (Hons.), English and Philosophy


  • Hamilton Law Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Remedies Refresher – How Solicitors Can Best Position for Litigation, Real Estate Seminar, Hamilton Law Association, 2018
  • Avoiding Error and Omission Negligence Claims Early in Practice, Joint Insurance Seminar, Hamilton Law Association, 2017
  • Top Recent Appellate Cases Litigators Should Know, Current Issues in Commercial Litigation Seminar, Hamilton Law Association, 2016

Representative Work

  • Kozey v. Canadian Tire Corporation (o/a Canadian Tire), 2018 ONSC 7542  
  • Moynihan v. Rowe, 2018 ONSC 502
  • Majidi-Dorche and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., Re, 2018 CarswellOnt 536 Financial Services Commission of Ontario (Arbitration Decision)
  • MacIntyre v. Shoesmith, 2016 ONSC 315
  • MacIntyre v. Shoesmith, 2016 ONSC 2074
  • Mitchinson v. Baker, 2015 ONCA 623
  • Murchison v. Export Development Canada, 2014 ONSC 3865
  • CIN-Q Automobiles Inc. v. Fleming, 2014 ONSC 4319
  • Cami International Poultry Inc. c. Canada (Procureur général), 2013 FC 583
  • Canadian Bank Note Co. v. Leblanc, 2013 ONSC 2435