Jennifer L. King Partner


Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2007 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 416-862-5778

Fax: +1 416-862-7661

Email: jennifer.king@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Toronto



Jennifer L. King

Jennifer King is a partner in Gowling WLG's Toronto office and a member of the firm’s Environmental Law Group.

Jennifer works with clients to provide strategic regulatory advice on a wide array of complex matters focusing largely on environmental, land use planning and Indigenous issues.  These matters currently include environmental assessments, complex development applications and approval regimes involving the environment (incl. land use, transportation, infrastructure and endangered species approvals).   

Jennifer is also an experienced litigator. Over the course of her career, she has acted as lead or junior counsel on all aspects of complex matters before tribunals and courts, including proceedings before the Ontario Municipal Board, leave-to-appeal applications to the Supreme Court of Canada, insurance coverage applications, trials (including wrongful dismissal and defamation proceedings), summary judgment motions, and complex interlocutory proceedings (incl. motions for Mareva injunctions).

Jennifer has been legal counsel on over 20 reported decisions before the Ontario Municipal Board, Ontario Securities Commission, Ontario Superior Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal. Her recent litigation experience includes successfully representing a municipal client on a complex motion regarding inadvertent disclosure of privileged communications. 

Jennifer regularly works with multidisciplinary teams of specialized technical experts in her regulatory and advocacy practices. 

Outside of her law practice, Jennifer remains dedicated to serving her local Toronto community. She recently completed a five-year term as board president and vice-president of the Ralph Thornton Centre, a multi-purpose neighbourhood centre providing a range of community and social service programs. 

Career & Recognition

  • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
     2007
    Ontario
  • Education
     2006
    University of Toronto, JD (Certificate in Environmental Studies)
  • Rankings & Awards
     2006
    Legal Aid Ontario Award, University of Toronto
  • Rankings & Awards
     2003
    President's Award of Excellence, McMaster University
  • Rankings & Awards
     1998
    Loran Award Scholar
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Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2007

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      2007
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2006

    • Education
      2006
      University of Toronto, JD (Certificate in Environmental Studies)
    • Rankings & Awards
      2006
      Legal Aid Ontario Award, University of Toronto
  • 2003

    • Education
      2003
      McMaster University, B.A. (Hons.)
    • Rankings & Awards
      2003
      President's Award of Excellence, McMaster University
  • 1998

    • Rankings & Awards
      1998
      Loran Award Scholar

Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • The Advocates' Society
  • Presenter, “Intersection between Workers Safety and Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation”, with paper entitled “The Right to Sue and Vicarious Liability”, The 2015 OBA Workplace Safety and Insurance Law Program, The Ontario Bar Association (Tuesday, May 26, 2015)
  • Presenter, “Information Gathering”, with paper entitled “Just the Facts”, Workplace Safety and Insurance Law: Practice and Professionalism, The Ontario Bar Association (May 25, 2011) 
  • Counsel Comments – Lloyds Syndicate 1221 (Millennium Syndicate) v. Coventree Inc., Take Five Ontario Edition, OnPoint Legal Research (June 2012)
  • “Oil Spills – Responding to Third Party Claims,” presentation for Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Company (March 3, 2009)
  • Renewed Enforcement of the 3Rs Regulations – Increased Potential for Liability:  Co-author with J. Thomas Curry, Corporate Liability, Vol. 12(2), 2007
  • This Land is Their Land: An audit of the regulation of the oil and gas industry in BC: Contributing researcher/writer of report by Tim Howard, Sierra Legal Defence Fund Report, June 2005