Thomas A. McDougall, Q.C.

Thomas A. McDougall, Q.C.: Attorney with Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l. AV stamp icon
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An organization’s structural integrity comes from a strong foundation and a systemic commitment to organizational values and objectives. The dedication and passion of Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall Chairman Emeritus and Founding Partner Thomas A. McDougall, Q.C. has been, and continues to be, central to the firm’s structural integrity and its success.

During Tom’s almost 50 years of practice as an international arbitration, litigation, and business lawyer in Ottawa, he has resolved client issues in all areas of commercial, labour, employment, real estate, intellectual property, and insurance law through both traditional litigation and Alternate Dispute Resolution methods. He has represented clients in numerous complex and significant Arbitrations. Tom has also represented many major financial institutions in matters of enforcement, large-scale receiverships, and as general counsel.

Tom's focus on and dedication to delivering the best-informed advice to clients are hallmarks of the firm.

Professional Activities:

•Member, Advisory Committee on Judicial Appointments, Government of Canada

Industry Recognition:

Best Lawyers' 2015 Ottawa International Arbitration Lawyer of the Year
Best Lawyers 2013-2019 in Alternative Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating

(Certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Civil Litigation) (Founding Member)

Areas of Practice (12)

  • Business Law
  • Government Relations & International Trade Tribunals
  • International Arbitration
  • International Contracts
  • International Treaties
  • Arbitral Institutions and Rules
  • Arbitration-Related Court Proceedings
  • Litigation
  • Administrative Tribunals
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Employment
  • Labour

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
613.566.2830  Phone
Law School Attended:
University of Ottawa, LL.B., 1966
Year of First Admission:
1979, Appointed Queen's Counsel; 1968, Ontario


•Canadian Bar Association, Honourary Member
•Law Society of Upper Canada, Life Member
•County of Carleton Law Association

Birth Information:
Ottawa, Ontario, May 24, 1942
( Certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Civil Litigation )

Peer Reviews

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Ottawa, Ontario

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    Ottawa, ON
    Constitution Square , 1400-340 Albert Street
    Ottawa, ON K1R 0A5

    613.566.2830 Phone

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