Daniel Boivin

Daniel Boivin is a problem solver. A partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office, Daniel is a key member of the firm's Advocacy Group. His practice focuses on health law and medical defence, including acting as counsel to the Canadian Medical Protective Association and the physicians. He also provides advice in matters of commercial litigation and constitutional linguistic issues.

Daniel has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada. Daniel is a part-time professor, teaching evidence law and trial advocacy at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. He also lectures on evidence law, advocacy skills and health law with various organizations.

Daniel practises in both official languages. Since the start of his career, Daniel has been heavily involved in promoting access to justice for the Francophone community. He is the president of Fédération des association de juristes d'expression française and past president of the Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario. He has been involved on the boards of a variety of community organizations, including the radio communautaire francophone d'Ottawa, the Council for the Arts in Ottawa and the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra.

Also involved in amateur sports, Daniel is the president of the Outaouais Ski Zone.

Career & Recognition

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  • American Bar Association
  • Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario
  • Canadian Association of Law Teachers
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • County of Carleton Law Association
  • Professional Liability Underwriters Society
  • The Advocates' Society