Thomas Surmanski

Thomas Surmanski

B.A.Hon, (Carleton) J.D. (Queen’s)

Thomas graduated Magna Cum Laude from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice. He then obtained his Juris Doctor from Queen’s University, before completing his articles at a litigation boutique in Toronto.

During law school, Thomas fostered his interest in advocacy by volunteering with ACORN Canada and as a Caseworker in Queen’s Legal Aid. Thomas was actively involved in his school community as a member of the Queen’s Law “Tortfeasors” Rugby team and as an executive of In Vino Veritas.

Thomas’ background in law and criminology, along with his experience working at a variety of legal settings including the federal government and mediation, provide him with a unique perspective when analyzing legal issues and negotiation. In 2011, he published a paper with the Carleton University Journal of Legal Studies in Ottawa entitled “The Many Faces of the Criminal Defence Lawyer“. Following this, in 2016, he published a paper with the Cambridge Law Review in England entitled “Mosh Pits or Liability Pits: Criminal and Tort Liability at Concerts”.

Thomas serves as Associate Counsel with the firm and practices both criminal and regulatory law, with a focus on firearms litigation. His regulatory experience encompasses matters governed by the Provincial Offences Act, including the Highway Traffic Act, the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, and the Child Youth and Family Services Act.

Tel.: (416) 768-2273
Twitter: @TomSurmanski