Adrian Cormier is an articling student in Gowling WLG's Toronto office.
Adrian completed his dual Juris Doctor degrees at the University of Windsor and the University of Detroit Mercy.
Adrian spent his first year in law school volunteering at Windsor Law’s Community Legal Aid clinic. At the clinic, and under the supervision of Review Counsel, Adrian maintained files and represented clients with legal issues in the areas of landlord/tenant disputes, summary criminal convictions, labour and employment law, and other small claims court matters. In the course of this representation, Adrian appeared before the Landlord and Tenant Board, Ontario Court of Justice, and Superior Court of Justice (Small Claims Division) on behalf of clients.
Adrian was hired as a summer law student at the Windsor Law’s Community Legal Aid clinic, where he continued the work that he had undertaken as a volunteer during the academic terms. In fall 2019, he was appointed as a group leader at the clinic and responsible for a group of a dozen student volunteers. Adrian plans to continue his pursuit of practical learning by returning to the clinic as a volunteer student litigator in fall 2020.
Adrian was also a competitive mooter. Since his first year in law school, Adrian has won both the Hicks Morley Labour Law Moot and the Windsor Law Zuber Moot, and has been recognized in the Windsor Law Immigration Debate, Keenan Appellate Moot Competition and G. Menen Williams Moot Court Competition.
Prior to attending law school, Adrian helped run a family business alongside his father and younger brother. During his time working for the business, Adrian was largely responsible for business strategy and marketing initiatives. In the course of a year, Adrian, his father and his brother were able to achieve significant year-over-year growth in commercial revenue.