Tom Collins

Tom Collins is an associate litigator in the Advocacy Department of Gowling WLG’s Toronto office. His practice includes complex corporate/commercial litigation, securities litigation and white collar defence.

Tom obtained his law degree from the University of Toronto. During his studies, Tom published his article, “Common Intentions: The Standard of Review for Standard Form Wills” in the Estates Trusts & Pensions Journal, vol 39, no 2. Tom also won the 2020 Patricia Julia Myhal Scholarship for Excellence in Legal Writing. Tom and his team also won the 2019 Davies Corporate/Securities Law Moot.

During his legal studies, Tom also served as opinions editor for Ultra Vires, the Faculty of Laws independent student newspaper. He was also president of In Vino Veritas, the facultys wine club.

Prior to law school, Tom obtained his bachelor of fine arts with Great Distinction in art history from Concordia University. Painting remains one of Tom’s passions.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2021

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2021
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2020

    • Education
       2020
      University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, JD
  • 2019

    • Rankings & Awards
       2019
      Winner, 2019 Davies’ Corporate/Securities Moot
  • 2018

    • Community
       2018
      Editor, Ultra Vires
  • 2017

    • Community
       2017
      Co-president, In Vino Veritas
    • Community
       2017
      Associate Editor, University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review
  • 2016

    • Education
       2016
      Concordia University, Bachelor of Fine Arts (art history)
    • Community
       2016
      Volunteer Caregiver, Montreal SPCA
  • 2015

    • Education
       2015
      Co-director, Architecture Concordia
    • Rankings & Awards
       
      Concordia University Student Research Award
    • Rankings & Awards
       
      Bella Rabinovitch Art History Prize
    • Rankings & Awards
       
      Blakes Scholar
  • “Common Intentions: The Standard of Review for Standard Form Wills,” Estates Trusts & Pensions Journal, vol 39, no 2, March 2020.