Richard D. McLean, Q.C.
Richard D. McLean, Q.C. has over 50 years of experience in litigation. He is the senior partner at Thompson, Tooze, McLean & Elkin, where he continues to practise civil litigation primarily but not exclusively in the field of personal injury cases. He began his career there as an articling student in 1957. He has practised law with the firm since his call to the bar in 1959.
Mr. McLean is engaged in a litigation practice with the firm. His practice includes personal injury cases, professional negligence/malpractice, litigation involving wills and estates and powers of attorney, commercial litigation and general counsel work.
Richard D. McLean, Q.C. has represented clients in virtually all levels of court in Ontario including the Ontario Court of Appeal, Federal Tax Court, Administrative Tribunals including the Human Rights Tribunal. He has represented clients in matters proceeding in the Quebec Courts and in fact conducted a serious personal injury trial in the Supreme Court of New Brunswick.
In addition to his practice as a senior litigator, he is an experienced mediator with Yorkstreet Dispute Resolution Group Inc. and as such mediates various types of litigation disputes.
In the past, Mr. McLean was for a number of years a group instructor in civil procedure at Osgoode Hall Law School.
Over the years, Richard D. McLean, Q.C. has conducted numerous jury and non-jury trials involving personal injury actions, product liability cases along with other types of litigation in the trial court and the Ontario Court of Appeal.