Jordan Diacur Partner

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2014 - Ontario

Primary office:  Hamilton

Jordan Diacur

Jordan Diacur's practice focuses on civil litigation, including franchise litigation and professional liability. He regularly represents the interests of individuals, businesses and institutions before the courts, and often participates in alternative dispute resolution.

Jordan's goal is to provide uncommon value and uncommon sense. Something more than just experience or professionalism. More than the know-how needed to find cost-effective solutions to legal problems. A deep commitment to the kind of service that is rare nowadays-taking the long-term view, working to understand every angle and building relationships that last.

Jordan is also trained as a museum curator, and worked for several years in public museums and archives, including the Bertrand Russell Archives at McMaster University.

Career & Recognition

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  • Hamilton Law Association (Member of the Collections & Library Excellence subcommittee)
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • J. Diacur, "Quick Hits—Nuisance," Hamilton Law Association, 15th Annual Issues in Commercial Litigation Seminar (February 2020).
  • J. Diacur, "Evidence Refresher: Hearsay Evidence," Hamilton Law Association, 14th Annual Issues in Commercial Litigation Seminar (March 2019).
  • J. Diacur, "New Lawyers Update," Hamilton Law Association Journal 28:1 (February 2018).
  • J. Diacur, "Fixing errors: Workarounds and other self-help remedies," Ontario Bar Association, Preventing, Correcting and Navigating Errors in Estates and Trusts Documents (October 2017).
  • J. Diacur, "New Lawyers Update," Hamilton Law Association Journal 26:6 (December 2016).
  • A. M. Hill and J. Diacur, "Drafting errors: What to do when there appears to be a problem with the will(s)," Law Society of Upper Canada, Practice Gems: Probate Essentials (October 2015).
  • J. Diacur, "Crowdfunded donations for the family of the deceased," Hamilton Law Association, 13th Annual Estates and Trusts Seminar (February 2015).
  • P.R. Sweeny and J. Diacur, "Reading the roadmap: Hryniak v. Mauldin and the judicial treatment of summary judgment motions," Hamilton Law Association, 14th Annual Advocacy Conference (December 2014).
  • J.W. Neyers & J. Diacur, "What (is) a nuisance? Antrim Truck Centre Ltd. v. Ontario (Minister of Transportation)," Canadian Bar Review, Vol. 90, No. 1 (March 2012).

Representative Work

Jordan has been lucky enough to assist clients in reaching favourable settlements in many challenging circumstances, often via mediations (both in person and by videoconference). He has also brought a number of matters to a successful conclusion at trial, both in Small Claims Court and before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. He completed the Osgoode Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop (ITAW) in July 2018.

Jordan has also represented clients on appeals before the Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal for Ontario. Most recently, he successfully represented the plaintiff in Fleming v. Ontario, a landmark SCC civil liberties case that gave new clarity to the limits of police powers.