Maddi Thomas Associate

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2023 - Ontario

Primary office:  Toronto

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Maddi Thomas

Maddi Thomas is an associate in Gowling WLG’s Private Client Services group. Her primary goal is to assist clients with the preservation and growth of their wealth through strategic estate planning and tax optimization. In her role, Maddi is dedicated to addressing each client’s unique needs and concerns, ensuring a personalized and comprehensive approach to their financial well-being.

With a particular interest in Wills and Estates under the Indian Act, Maddi has authored several articles and a textbook chapter on the subject. She has also delivered several presentations on this topic at the Estate Planning Council of London and Osgoode Hall Law School in 2023.

Maddi is a student member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), where she is working to complete her Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) designation.

She earned her law degree at the University of Toronto, where she was an active member of the legal community. In addition to being a member of the Student’s Law Society, Maddi worked for several legal aid organizations, including Downtown Legal Services, Neighborhood Legal Services, and Pro Bono Students Canada. Prior to her legal studies, Maddi completed her undergraduate degree at McGill University.

Maddi grew up in Vancouver close to the mountains and is an avid hiker and skier. In her spare time, she loves to travel, bake and explore Toronto’s vibrant restaurant scene.  

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Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2023

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2022

    • Education
      University of Toronto, Faculty of Law
  • 2021

    • Community
      Student Volunteer, Health Justice Program, Neighborhood Legal Services
  • 2020

    • Community
      Downtown Legal Services, Student Caseworker, Family Law division
  • 2019

    • Community
      Student Volunteer, HIV/AIDs Legal Clinic Ontario, Pro Bono Students Canada
  • 2018

    • Education
      McGill University, Bachelor of Arts (Sociology and International Development)


Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Student Membership

Nicole Woodward and Maddi Thomas. “Chapter 23: Wills Under the Indian Act”. In Wills and Estates: Cases, Text and Materials, by Howard S. Black. 4th ed., Edmond Montgomery Publications, 2023.

Gwenyth Stadig and Maddi Thomas. Estate Planning, Estate Administration, and Intestacy Under The Indian Act: Practical Considerations For Legal Professionals, (2023), 43 E.T.P.J. 102.

Gwenyth Stadig and Maddi Thomas. Estate Planning and the Indian Act: Practical Considerations for Assisting Indigenous Clients Living on Reserve. Wealth Matters, 2023.

Stephen Sweeney, Honor Lay, and Maddi Thomas. “Chapter 11: Income Splitting and the Attribution Rules”. In Miller Thomson on Estate Planning, Carswell, 2023.

Maddi Thomas and Nicole Cianci. Enns v The King, 2023 TCC 28: Tax Court of Canada Finds that a Widow is a Spouse of Her Deceased Husband for the Purposes of Section 160(1)(a) of the Income Tax Act. Wealth Matters, 2023.