Paul Fruitman

T 416 596 2870 F 416 598 3730
E pfruitman@lolg.ca

An experienced commercial litigator and trial lawyer, Paul thrives on the challenge of building strategies for complex cases.  Paul’s tenacity, strong work ethic and responsiveness instill confidence in his clients that their cases are in good hands.

Paul’s practice focuses on contract disputes, departing employee cases, shareholder disputes, health law and product liability. He has extensive experience in injunctive proceedings involving restrictive covenants and use of confidential information, acting for both companies and employees. Paul also regularly acts as counsel to corporate directors and officers and in shareholder disputes, oppression claims and professional negligence matters. He has appeared at all levels of court in Ontario, including as trial counsel in jury and non-jury matters, at the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal, and in a range of administrative and arbitral tribunals.

Paul’s writing frequently appears in legal journals and publications. His article on the reliability of witnesses was recently re-published in Advocates and Advocacy: The Best of the Advocates' Journal, 2005-2018.  Paul is a regular speaker at ligation seminars and an instructor at the Osgoode Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop.

Paul is a member of the Ontario Bar Association’s Alternative Business Structures Working Group and the Canadian Bar Association’s working group for Solicitor-Client Privilege Claims at the Canadian border, and a past member of the OBA’s Civil Litigation Executive.

Community Involvement

  • Ontario Bar Association’s Alternative Business Structures Working Group, member
  • Canadian Bar Association’s working group for Solicitor-Client Privilege Claims at the Canadian border, member
  • Ontario Bar Association’s Civil Litigation Executive, past member

Credentials

  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2006
  • LL.B., University of Windsor, 2005
  • B.A.A. in Journalism, Ryerson University, 2000
  • B.A. in Philosophy, University of Western Ontario, 1997
 
  • University of Windsor, several awards for academic excellence, including the Theresa Merlo Memorial Fund scholarship (2004), the McTague Law Firm Award (2004), the Carswell Prize (2004) and the Harold G. Fox Bursary (2003)