TOM CURRY is a partner at Lenczner Slaght.
Widely recognized as a leading trial and appellate counsel, Tom has a long record of success in high-profile commercial litigation. He represents private and public sector clients in class actions, arbitrations, business disputes, administrative law, judicial review, intellectual property and professional liability at both the trial and appellate levels. He appears before all levels of court and tribunals in Ontario, and maintains a successful appellate practice. Tom regularly appears before the Divisional Court, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, and has appeared in the Manitoba Court of Appeal, the Alberta Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Tom is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is a regular speaker on a wide variety of subjects relating to trial practice and substantive law.
News & Media
Canada's leading litigation practice once again tops the list of litigation firms in the 2016 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.
Three Lenczner Slaght cases featured in Lexpert's Top 10 Business Decisions of 2015
Canada's leading litigation practice acted as counsel on the top case in Lexpert's annual ranking
Lenczner Slaght Leads in Cross-Border Litigation
Recognition of Lenczner Slaght lawyers as Canada's Leading Cross-Border Litigators Endures
Lenczner Slaght Recognized by Who's Who Legal 2015
Seven lawyers singled out by peers as leading practitioners in their field.
Lenczner Slaght Honoured by Chambers Canada for Dispute Resolution
Canada's leading litigation firm takes first ever Chambers Canada award for Dispute Resolution Team of the Year
Lenczner Slaght Lawyers Repeatedly Ranked Among the Best
Half of the firm's lawyers are ranked as leading practitioners and three named Lawyer of the Year in the latest Best Lawyers Directory.
Recognized as Leading Litigation Lawyers
Lenczner Slaght lawyers recognized for litigation in 2015 Who's Who Legal.
20 Lenczner Slaght Lawyers Recognized in 2015 Lexpert Directory
Recognized by Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as leading practitioners.
Lenczner Slaght Repeatedly Tops Chambers Global Ranking
Canada's leading litigation practice remains highly regarded for 13 consecutive years.
Lenczner Slaght - a fortress inhabited by litigation royalty
13 Lenczner Slaght lawyers recognized in the 2015 Benchmark Litigation Directory.
Court struggles with 'victimology' issues
Tom Curry was quoted in the March 27, 2015 issue of the Lawyers Weekly on the recent British Colombia Court of Appeal decision in R. v. Orr involving issues of expert evidence.
SCC clarifies merger review requirements
Tom Curry was quoted in the Lawyers Weekly on February 6, 2015 in relation to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Tervita Corp. v. Canada (Commissioner of Competition).
Divisional Court Dismisses Groia Appeal
Tom Curry, Jaan Lilles and Andrew Porter acted as counsel for the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Supreme Court says mergers can't block future competition
Tom Curry was quoted in the Financial Post on January 23, 2015in regards to the Supreme Court of Canada ruling in Tervita Corp. v. Canada (Commissioner of Competition).
Colleagues defend Bre-X lawyer in Law Society fight
Tom Curry and Jaan Lilles were quoted in the Toronto Star on January 9, 2015.
Publications & Presentations
Cross-Border Issues for Litigators
Tom Curry will be speaking at this Advocates' Society Program in which Peter Griffin will be co-chairing held on June 12, 2015.
2015 Northwind Class Actions Invitational Forum
Tom Curry presented on Expert Witnesses: Recent Developments and Best Practices on June 10, 2015.
CBA 2015 National Health Law Summit
Tom Curry will be participating in a panel discussion at the May 21 CBA National Health Law Summit on A New Era for Experts. Discussion topics will include professional obligations with respect to the objectivity of experts, procedural changes designed to increase the efficiency of expert evidence, understanding the court's role as gatekeeper and unique issues arising in the context of independent medical examinations.
Practice Management Essentials
Tom Curry was invited to speak at the Advocates' Society program on Practice Management at Trial: What You Need to Know on April 30, 2015. Objectives include learning how to effectively prepare for trial while managing client expectations and meeting professional obligations.
The Advocate Matters: 14th Annual Spring Symposium
Tom Curry is among the distinguished guest speakers at the Advocates' Society professional development and networking event for civil litigators held on April 29, 2015. This program features current updates, valuable strategies and innovative tools civil litigators need to excel in their practice.
The Oatley McLeish Guide to Motor Vehicle Litigation
Tom Curry will be speaking at the Law Society of Upper Canada's Program on the Ethics of Disclosure of Information, Experts' Opinions, Affidavits of Documents, Emails and Drafts, etc.
2015 Courthouse Series: Challenging Credibility
Tom Curry will be chairing the Advocates' Society program held on February 12, 2015. This program will provide dynamic live and video demonstrations of attacking and defending credibility of both lay and expert witnesses.
Civil Trials Symposium
Tom Curry will be speaking at the Advocates' Society program on Trial Planning and Management held on January 28, 2015.
11th Annual Obstetrical Malpractice: A Survival Guide for 2015
Tom Curry will be speaking at Mount Sinai's annual program on Two Legal Cases from the Last Year that Should Change your Practice.
Evidence for Litigators
Tom Curry will be co-chairing this program at the Advocates' Society on November 26, 2014. This program is part of the Civil Litigation Skills Certificate Program.
Expert Evidence for Litigators
Tom Curry will be a speaker at the Law Society of Upper Canada's program Expert Evidence for Litigators taking place on November 7, 2014. Tom will be speaking on The New Expert Rules: To What Extent Have They Changed the Landscape.
Practice Management Essentials: Managing Your Way to Trial Success
Tom Curry will be speaking at The Advocates' Society Practice Management Essentials program on May 23, 2014.
A Bird's Eye View of High Stakes Litigation
Tom Curry and Marguerite Ethier will be joined by the Honourable Justice Colin L. Campbell, Q.C. and Greg MacKenzie, General Counsel for 407ETR on a panel at the April 7, 2014 CCCA National Conference. The panel will share stories of high stakes litigation in the context of public and private enterprise. Conference attendees will learn strategies for success, a practical guide to navigate the litigation process when it arises, and the tips about litigation risk management.
Civil Litigation Skills Certificate Program - Evidence for Litigators
Tom Curry co-chairs the Evidence for Litigators session in the Civil Litigation Skills Certificate Program at The Advocates' Society.
The Experts of Expert Evidence
Tom Curry is a panelist on the use of expert evidence in court at a discussion hosted by ASAP Reporting Services, on October 2, 2013.
Kernicterus: Medical and Legal Aspects
Tom Curry presents on the topic at the 3rd Biennial Conference on Brain Injury in Children, sponsored by SickKids, held in Toronto July 9-11, 2013.
Effective Use of the Commercial List
Tom Curry presents with The Hon. Justice Frank Newbould on the topic at The Osgoode Short Course in Debtor-Creditor Litigation.
9th Annual Conference on Crown Liability
Tom Curry presents on the Practical Economics of Litigating For or Against the Crown at the conference hosted by Osgoode Professional Development Centre.
Obstetric Ultrasound: Setting the Standard for 2013
Tom Curry presents on the topic at a conference hosted by the University of Toronto and Mount Sinai Hospital.
Cross-examination: Strategies for Success
Tom Curry co-chairs on the topic at The Advocates' Society conference.
9th Annual Obstetrical Malpractice: A Survival Guide for 2013
Tom Curry presents on the topic at a conference hosted by Mount Sinai Hospital.
Witness Impeachment: How, Why and Hard Learned Lessons
Tom Curry presented on the topic at the 2012 Spring Symposium hosted by The American College of Trial Lawyers and The Advocates' Society.
Litigation and Enforcement Issues
Tom Curry presented on the topic at the 32nd Annual Securities Law Practitioners' Conference 2012. The conference was hosted by Insight.
The Role of Counsel
Tom Curry demonstrates the role of Counsel in the Expert Evidence Demo during Osgoode's 8th Annual Conference: Evidence Law for the Civil Litigator.
E-Discovery for Government
Tom Curry presented on the topic at the Federated Press held in Ottawa.
Best Practices for Dealing with Litigation Holds Establishing an E-Document Retention Policy Framework
Tom Curry presents at the E-Discovery for Government Event.
Brain Injuries in Children: Intrapartum Hypoxic-Ischemic Brain Injury: Are the ACOG Criteria/Guidelines Outdated? A Critical Evolution
Tom Curry presented at the 2nd International Symposium on the topic.
The Evolving Role of Experts in Legal Action
Tom Curry presented on the topic at the National Health Law Summit held at the Canadian Bar Association.
Effective Advocacy in Disciplinary Proceedings
Tom Curry presented on the topic at the Toronto Law Association.
Time to Deliver: Is there anything magical about the 30 (or 8, 15, 12 or 6) minute rule?
Tom Curry presented on the topic at the 8th Annual Obstetrical Malpractice: A Survival Guide for 2012.
Exploring the Limits of Public Interest
Curry, T. and Morris, K. Exploring the Limits of Public Interest. The Lawyers Weekly, December 10, 2010.
•Lexpert Zenith Award (2014)
Corporate Commercial Litigation
•Best Lawyers (2016)
Toronto Lawyer of the Year in Medical Negligence
•Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada (2015)
Commercial Litigation, Class Actions, Securities Litigation
•Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (2016)
Class Actions; Litigation -Corporate Commercial; Litigation - Securities
•Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2012 - 2015)
Class Actions, Litigation - Corporate Commercial, Litigation - Securities, Medical Negligence, Professional Liability
•Who's Who Legal: 5th Edition (2014)
Canada's Leading Business Lawyers
•Best Lawyers (2015)
Toronto Lawyer of the Year in Health Care Law
•Chambers Global (2012 - 2015)
Dispute Resolution: Ontario: Canada
•The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (2012 - 2015)
Corporate Commercial Litigation
•Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada (2013, 2014)
Class Actions, Corporate Commercial, Securities
•Lexpert Ranked Litigators, Report on Business Special Edition (2013, 2014)
•Best Lawyers (2006 - 2016)
Administrative and Public Law, Appellate Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Class Action Litigation, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Health Care Law, Legal Malpractice Law, Medical Negligence, Personal Injury Litigation
•Who's Who Legal (2013 - 2015)
•The Legal 500 (2014)
•Benchmark Canada (2012-2015)
Local Litigation Star - Ontario, Litigation Star- Canada, Arbitration, Litigation Star - Canada, Class Action
•The Law Society of Upper Canada
Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation
•Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent Peer Rating
•Practical Law Company
Ontario - Dispute Resolution