Spencer Thompson Associate


Speaks:  English, French

Year of Call: 2022 - Ontario


Primary office:  Toronto


Spencer Thompson

Spencer Thompson is an associate in Gowling WLG's Toronto office. Spencer practices in the firm’s Advocacy group and is involved in a wide variety of complex commercial litigation matters.

Spencer regularly volunteers with Pro Bono Ontario’s Free Legal Advice Hotline and is an active member of the Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association, Toronto Lawyer’s Association, and the Advocate’s Society.

Spencer completed his Juris Doctor at Osgoode Hall Law School, his Master’s of Science degree at the University of Western Ontario, and his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Waterloo.

During his legal studies, Spencer co-authored and published a peer-reviewed paper in the McGill Journal of Sustainable Development Law. He also volunteered as a caseworker in Osgoode’s Community and Legal Aid Services Program and as a community mediator in Osgoode’s Mediation Clinic.

Prior to law school, Spencer worked for the Lawson Health Research Institute at Parkwood Hospital in London, Ont. While at the institute, he helped coordinate a national medical research trial that was patient focused and conducted at sites across the country. The results of this randomized control trial were analyzed via peer review and published in various medical and rehabilitation journals.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2022

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2022
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2021

    • Education
       2021
      Osgoode Hall Law School, JD
    • Rankings & Awards
       2021
      The Arthur Charles Pape Memorial Prize (Highest Standing in the Indigenous Peoples and Canadian Law course)
  • 2020

    • Rankings & Awards
       2020
      Certificate: Interpersonal Mediation, Ontario Community Mediation Coalition
    • Rankings & Awards
       2020
      Felix and Millie Chan Bursary (Health Law & Civil Litigation)
  • 2019

    • Community
       2019
      Community and Legal Aid Services Program, Caseworker
    • Rankings & Awards
       2019
      The Honourable Paul I. B. and Mrs. Tevis Staniszewski Award (Legal Ethics)
  • 2018

    • Rankings & Awards
       2018
      Dean’s List, JD
  • 2017

    • Community
       2017
      Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, Editor/Reviewer
    • Education
       2017
      Western University, MSc
  • 2016

    • Rankings & Awards
       2016
      Graduate Research Scholarship, MSc
  • 2013

    • Education
       2013
      University of Waterloo, BSc
  • 2012

    • Community
       2012
      Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, Public Speaker