Barry B. Swadron, Q.C.

Barry is the founder and principal of Swadron Associates. His academic training was received at the University of Toronto, Osgoode Hall Law School (where he received Bachelor's and Master's degrees in law) and the University of Pennsylvania. He has been called to the Bars of both Ontario and Prince Edward Island. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1974.

Barry’s academic appointments have included positions at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University and Humber College. When the Section on Exceptional Clients in the Bar Admission Course was offered, he was the Head of the Section.

He has authored a number of books and chapters in books, and has written numerous articles on a wide range of topics relating to the law. He has delivered special lectures and seminars at a number of universities and to many professional and non-professional groups across Canada, in the United States and in Europe. Barry has served as chair, director and member of and counsel, consultant and solicitor to many government and non-government organizations and commissions. He has been retained by politicians at all levels of government, by various provinces to draft legislation, has appeared as counsel and as an expert witness before parliamentary committees, and has represented Canada at conferences abroad.

Barry has argued cases, both civil and criminal, in courts at all levels, including the Supreme Court of Canada and before a host of tribunals. His special interests lie in the law relating to the physically challenged, persons with mental disorder, children, seniors, civil rights, human rights, police abuse, witness protection and conflicts in interest.


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Barry Swadron

LL.B. Osgoode Hall Law School 1961

LL.M. Osgoode Hall Law School 1963

Called to the Bar: 1963 Ontario

Appointed Queen’s Counsel 1974

Memberships: Law Society of Ontario

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