Lyndsay Butlin

Lyndsay Butlin is an associate lawyer in Gowling WLG’s Hamilton office, practising in the firm’s Advocacy Department. Her practice focuses on commercial litigation and professional liability as well as administrative law, particularly in the post-secondary education sector.

Lyndsay received her JD from the University of Alberta, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2017. Before attending law school, she received an Honours BA in Criminal Justice & Public Policy from the University of Guelph. While pursuing her law degree, Lyndsay volunteered as a litigator for Student Legal Services, where she represented and advocated on behalf of low-income community members.

Known as a practical and reliable legal professional, Lyndsay’s clients continue to engage her because of her emphasis on effective communication and her ability to interpret and simplify complex concepts.

Lyndsay regularly appears before the Superior Court of Justice, as well as administrative tribunals governed by the Statutory Powers Procedure Act. In her role as counsel to Tribunals, Lyndsay’s goal is to facilitate and uphold procedural fairness to ensure equitable outcomes for all parties. As a civil litigator, Lyndsay provides sound legal advice and strong representation of her clients during a dispute. Lyndsay’s clients benefit from her efficient, solutions-based approach to litigation matters.

Outside of her day-to-day practice, Lyndsay has been a member of the Hamilton Law Association’s New Lawyers Subcommittee since 2018, where she assists in organizing speakers’ series and professional development opportunities for emerging lawyers.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2017

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2016

    • Education
      University of Alberta, JD
  • 2012

    • Education
      University of Guelph, BA (Hons.)


  • Hamilton Law Association
  • The Hamilton Lawyers’ Club
  • The Ontario Bar Association