Meredith E. Jones Partner

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2007 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 613-786-8691

Fax: +1 613-788-3499


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Primary office:  Ottawa

Meredith E. Jones

Meredith E. Jones is a partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office working in the Advocacy department's Medical Defence Group. As counsel to physicians, her practice focuses on all areas of medical defence litigation and professional regulation. Meredith has appeared at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada and the Ontario Court of Appeal. She has also represented physicians in proceedings before the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.

Originally from Ottawa, Meredith practiced at a boutique litigation firm in Toronto for over 10 years prior to joining Gowling WLG. In Toronto, Meredith acted as duty counsel for several years at Law Help Ontario (a PBLO project), providing free legal advice on a walk-in basis to low-income litigants. She was also a regular contributor to educational programming inside and outside the firm, which included presenting to physicians and medical students on various health-related topics. In 2016, Meredith represented the Canadian Civil Liberties Association as an intervenor before the Supreme Court in an appeal involving the enforceability of forum selection clauses in online contracts of adhesion.

In 2018, Meredith was selected by her peers to be included in Best Lawyers in Canada for Health Care Law.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2022

  • 2021

  • 2020

  • 2019

  • 2018

    • Rankings & Awards
      The Best Lawyers in Canada – Medical Negligence
  • 2016

    • Career
      November 2016
      Acted for the intervener, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, in an appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada (November 2016)
    • Career
      Partner, Litigation (Lerners LLP, Toronto)
  • 2009

    • Community
      Pro Bono Law Ontario, Volunteer
  • 2007

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
    • Career
      Associate, Litigation (Lerners LLP, Toronto)
  • 2006

    • Career
      Articling Student (Lerners LLP, Toronto)
    • Rankings & Awards
      M.A. Murray Award (Queen's University, Faculty of Law)
    • Education
      Queen's University, LLB
  • 2005

    • Career
      Summer Student (Lerners LLP, Toronto)
  • 2004

    • Rankings & Awards
      William S. O'Hara Prize for the Highest Standing in Criminal Law (Queen's University, Faculty of Law)
  • 2001

    • Education
      McGill University, BA


  • Ontario Bar Association
  • The Advocates' Society

"Minimum Maintenance Standards and the Municipal Act, 2001: Lessons Learned from Thornhill (Litigation Guardian of) v. Shadid" with C. Kirk Boggs, Irwin Law, 2008 Special Lectures program on Personal Injury Law "Blue Book."

"The Case for Facebook", in Precedent magazine, Spring 2009; "Internet Use (To Catch Abuse)", Canadian Insurance magazine (cover story), September 2009.

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