Dina Awad: Lawyer with McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Dina Awad

Toronto,  ON  Canada

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Public Law
Mailing AddressSuite 5300, TD Bank Tower, Toronto Dominion Centre, Toronto, ON, M5K 1E6
University McGill University, B.A., with Great Distinction in Psychology/Behavioural Sciences, 2006
Law SchoolMcGill University (LL.B., 2011; B.C.L., 2011)
Admitted2012, Ontario
Memberships Ontario Bar Association; Law Society of Upper Canada; Canadian Bar Association; The Advocates' Society; Arab Canadian Lawyers Association.


Dina Awad is an associate in our Litigation Group in Toronto and maintains a general litigation practice with an emphasis on professional liability, public law, and commercial litigation. She regularly prosecutes and defends professionals in disciplinary proceedings. She has appeared before various administrative boards, tribunals, the Superior Court of Justice, including the Commercial List, and before arbitrators in commercial arbitrations. Ms. Awad also acts as designated representative for minors in immigration proceedings.

Ms. Awad joined the firm in 2013 after clerking at the Federal Court of Appeal. She received her LLB and BCL degrees from McGill University in 2011. At the Faculty of Law, she was manager of the McGill Law Journal, president of the Arab Law Students Association, and a pro bono student at a Montreal refugee legal aid clinic. She summered and articled at a prominent Toronto firm, completing rotations in litigation and government law.

Prior to her legal studies, Ms. Awad obtained a Bachelor of Arts with Great Distinction in Psychology and Behavioural Sciences from McGill University in 2006. She then worked in communications and education policy for the Ontario government, and in communications and peacebuilding abroad for an international governance and economic consultancy firm.

Ms. Awad was called to the Ontario bar in 2012. She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Advocates' Society, the Arab Canadian Lawyers Association (ACLA), and the Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA), where she sits on behalf of ACLA on the Roundtable of Diversity of Associations. Ms. Awad practices law in English and French, and also speaks Arabic.


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A Supreme Cabinet of Appeal for Economic Tribunals?
Dina Awad, June 27, 2014
The Supreme Court of Canada has released a much anticipated administrative law decision interpreting the scope of Cabinet’s powers to overrule tribunals. In Canadian National Railway Co. v. Canada (Attorney General), the Supreme Court clarified that reasonableness review applies to...
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Dina Awad

66 Wellington Street
TorontoON M5K 1E6


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