Superior Court of Ontario (Historical)

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See also: Court Composition
(~X) = approximate number of published decisions according to CanLII as of October 2018.

Previous Judges

See also: Superior Court of Ontario

In 1990, the "High Court of Justice" was merged into the "Ontario Court of Justice (General Division)". The "Divisional Court of the High Court of Justice" was changed to the "Divisional Court".

In 1999, the "Ontario Court of Justice (General Division)" changed into the "Superior Court of Justice".

From 1990 to Present

Position / Name Jurisdiction Duration of Appointment Appointed By Prior Position(s) Other Details
Justice David Marshall [1]
Justice Theresa Maddalena [2] March 2, 2007 (Judge)
April 4, 2019 (Fam Div)
Harper Martens Lingard LLP (1990 to 2007)
Walters Maddalena & Cunnison (1981 to 1990)
Called to bar (1981)
Published criminal decisions (~2)
Judge Julie A. Thorburn [3] September 18, 2006 (Judge) Harper Cassels Brock
Called to bar (1990)
Appointed to ONCA (2019)
Published criminal decisions (~0)
Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Justice Heather Forster Smith N/A 1983 (County)
2002 (ONSC)
June 30, 2019 (Ret)
P. Trudeau (County)
Chretien (ONSC)
Associate Chief Justice of the Ontario Court (General Division) 1996
Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice (General Division) 1990
County and District Court judge (1983)
PPSC Crown
Called to bar (1973)
Published criminal decisions (~0)
Justice J.N. Morisette London July 3, 2018 (retired)
Justice Colin D. A. McKinnon [4] Ottawa February 21, 1996 (Judge)
2018 (Retired)
Chretien Beament, Green, Dust (1973 to 1996)
Crown Attorney (1970 to 1972)
Called to bar (1970)
Published criminal decisions (~85)
Justice Bonnie J. Wein 1994 (Judge)
2018 (ret)
Published criminal decisions
Justice S. Casey Hill 1994 (Judge)
2018 (Ret)
Published criminal decisions
Judge Elizabeth M. Stewart[5] Toronto September 26, 2003 (Judge)
September 26, 2018 (Sup.)
Chretien Called to bar (1978)
McCarthy Tetrault (1984 to 2003)
Published criminal decisions
M.L. Caswell Brampton
Bradley W. Miller London December 16, 2014 Harper Western Law School (prof) (2005 to 2011)
Garton & Harris (1995 to 1997)
Spagnolo & Co. (1994 to 1995)
Called to bar (1993)
Appointed to ONCA
Published criminal decisions
C. William Hourigan [6] Milton January 23, 2009 to October 2013 Harper Fasken Martineau
Called to bar (1992)
Published criminal decisions (~15)
David Moseley Brown [7] September 18, 2006 Harper Stikeman Elliott
Called to bar (1983)
Published criminal decisions
Andromache Karakatsanis [8] November 21, 2002 – March 26, 2010 Assistant Deputy Attorney General
Liquor Licence Board of Ontario
Called to bar (1982)
Published criminal decisions
Kevin W. Whitaker 2010−2016 Ontario Labour Relations Board
Called to bar (1986)
Published criminal decisions
Justice Timothy D. Ray 2007 - April 8, 2017 (sup.) Published criminal decisions
Justice Bruce A. Glass Oshawa 1997 (Judge)
July 31, 2014 (sup.)[9]
2017 (ret.)
Published criminal decisions
Justice Robert M. Thompson [10] Owen Sound February 21, 1996 - 2017 Chretien Boddy, Ryerson
Called to bar (1974)
Published criminal decisions
Judge Craig Perkins [11] 1995 - 2017 Called to bar (1972) Published criminal decisions (~0)
Archie Campbell [12] 1986-2007
1993 (Reg. Snr. J.)
Called to bar (1969) Published criminal decisions
Justice Helen M. Pierce [13] [14] [15] October 31, 2001
June 27, 2017 (sup.) [16]
Private practice
Called to bar (1982)
Published criminal decisions (~37)
Judge Alison Harvison-Young [17] 2004 - August 31, 2018 Martin Professor at Queen’s University
Called to bar (1985)
Appointed to ONCA (2018)
Published criminal decisions (~18)
Judge Johanne N. Morissette [18] June 4, 2002 - 2018 Called to bar (1985) Published criminal decisions (~6)
Judge Margaret A. McSorley [19] Woodstock (Family) June 26, 2015 - April 30, 2018 Harper Ontario Court of Justice (2003 to 2015)
Called to bar (1982)
Published criminal decisions (~0)
Justice Michael G. Quigley [20] April 15, 2005 - 2018 Martin McCarthy Tétrault
Called to bar (1980)
Published criminal decisions
Justice Gary T Trotter [21] 2008 to 2016 Harper Queen’s University (2003 to 2008)
Crown attorney (1988 to 2000)
Called to bar (1987)
Published criminal decisions
Justice Peter D. Lauwers [22] Newmarket 2008 - December 14, 2012 Miller Thomson LLP
Holden Day Wilson
Called to bar (1980)
Published criminal decisions (~20)
Sarah E. Pepall [23] [24] ( 1999 to 2012 - appointed to Court of Appeal Published criminal decisions (~1)
J. Michal Fairburn [25] Brampton December 16, 2014 Harper Stockwoods LLP (2013 to 2014)
Crown Law Office (General Counsel) (2007 to 2013)
Crown Law Office (1992 to 2013)
Called to bar (1992)
Appointed to ONCA (2017)
Published criminal decisions (~46)
Ian V. B. Nordheimer [26] Toronto April 14, 1999 Chretien Fraser, Milner
Fraser & Beatty
Called to bar (1978)
Published criminal decisions
Roydon J. Kealey [27] Ottawa 1996 to 2012 Published criminal decisions (~4)
John Francis McCartney [28] [29] 1996 - 2014
2005 (senior)
McCartney and Judge
Called to bar (1967)
Published criminal decisions
Danielle Marie Marguerite Letellier Genesee [30] 1996 - ? Published criminal decisions (~0)
A.W. Maloney [31] 1997 - ? Published criminal decisions (~13)
Peter Brian Annis 2010 to 2013 Published criminal decisions (~7)
Harvey Spiegel [32]) 1997 - ? Published criminal decisions (~3)
Maurice Cullity [33] Toronto 1997 - 2010 Published criminal decisions (~1)
Denise Bellamy [34] Toronto 1997 - 2010 Published criminal decisions (~8)
Bernard Manton [35] Ottawa 1997 - 2010 Published criminal decisions (~4)
Barry H. Matheson [36] 1998 - 2014 Published criminal decisions (~2)
Douglas Maxwell Belch [37] (1998 - ?)
March 30, 2012 (sup.)
Published criminal decisions (~16)
Russell G. Juriansz [38] 1998 - Published criminal decisions (~8)
Joseph James [39] 1999 - ? Published criminal decisions
Alan D Sheffield [40] 1999 - 2016 Published criminal decisions (~0)
Peter Z Magda [41] 1999 - 2016 Published criminal decisions (~0)
Mary Jane Hatton [42] 1999 - 2016 Published criminal decisions (~0)
Sherrill M. Rogers [43] 1999 - 2016 Published criminal decisions
Denis Joseph Richard Power [44] 1999 - 2012 Published criminal decisions
Paul Francois Lalonde [45] 1999 - ? Published criminal decisions
Clarence Raymond Harris [46] Hamilton 2001 - 2011 Published criminal decisions
James C. Kent [47] 2003 - 2016 Published criminal decisions
Monique Métivier [48] 2003 - 2014 Published criminal decisions (~1)
Randall S. Echlin [49] Toronto April 11, 2003 - August 12, 2011 Published criminal decisions (~36)
Paul S. Rouleau [50] 2002 - 2005 Heenan Blaikie
Called to bar (1979)
Published criminal decisions (~2)
C. Anne Bain [51] 2002 - ? Published criminal decisions (~3)
Edward Wilfred Ducharme [52] 2002 - 2012 Published criminal decisions
Justice J.H. Brockenshire 2005 (sup.)
John McMunagle 2010 - 2014 Published criminal decisions (~7)
Mary-Jo Nolan 2005 - 2014 Published criminal decisions
Anne Tucker 2002 to 2015 Published criminal decisions (~1)
Frank Newbould 2006−2017 Published criminal decisions (~14)
Justice Randolph Mazza December 23, 1995 (judge) [53]
January 6, 2011 (sup.)
2018 (ret)
Chrétien Executive Director of the Hamilton Legal and Community Services
Published criminal decisions (~0)
Judge E. Eva Frank [54] May 6, 2005 - 2017 Martin Genest Murray Published criminal decisions
Justice Grant A. Campbell 1995 - 2017 Chrétien Published criminal decisions
Justice Barry G. A. MacDougall Peterborough March 21, 1995 - 2017 Chrétien Called to bar (1969) Published criminal decisions
Katherine van Rensburg [55] November 23, 2006 Harper Gowlings
Smith Lyons
Called to bar (1983)
Appointed to ONCA
Published criminal decisions (~21)
John C Murray 2004 to 2014 Published criminal decisions
Thomas David Little [56] London May 13, 2005 to 2011 Martin McCarthy Tetrault
Called to bar (1969)
Published criminal decisions
Frank Robert Caputo [57] Sault Ste Marie 1995 - 2007 (sup.) - 2011 (ret) Published criminal decisions (~7)
William Joseph Lloyd Brennan [58] Ottawa 1995 to 2012 Chretien Published criminal decisions
Alfred Joseph Strong [59] 1995 - ? Chretien Published criminal decisions
Joseph William Quinn [60] 1995 - 2016 Chretien Published criminal decisions
Joseph G. Quinn [61] 1996 - 2014 Chretien Published criminal decisions
Donald Ross Cameron [62] Toronto December 1995 - 2010 Published criminal decisions
Ian McDougall Gordon [63] Haileybury 1998 to 2011 Published criminal decisions
Antoine de Lotbinière Panet [64] 1998 - ? Published criminal decisions
Colin Livingstone Campbell [65] 1998 - 2013 Chretien Published criminal decisions
Eileen E. Gillese [66] 1999 - ? Published criminal decisions
J. Stephen O'Neill [67] 1999 - 2015 Published criminal decisions
Paul S. A. Lamek [68] 1999 - ? Published criminal decisions
Peter B. Hambly [69] 1999 - 2016 Published criminal decisions
James D. Carnwath [70] 1999 - ? Published criminal decisions
Robert A. Blair [71] 1991 - November 6, 2003
1999 (snr. J.)
Called to bar (1970) Apponited to ONCA (2003)
Published criminal decisions
Heidi S. Levenson Polowin [72] 2000 - ? Published criminal decisions (~3)
Peter Allen Cumming 1995 to 2013 Published criminal decisions
Thea Paula Herman [73] September 26, 2003 - 2013 Chretien Snr. Ass. Deputy Minister of DOJ
Called to bar (1978)
Published criminal decisions (~7)
Michael H. Tulloch [74] September 26, 2003 - ? Chretien Michael H. Tulloch and Associates (criminal)
Crown attorney
Called to bar (1991)
Published criminal decisions
Richard C. Gates [75] November 6, 2003 - 2015 Chretien Bartlet & Richardes Law Firm
Called to bar (1968)
Published criminal decisions (~5)
Alan W. Bryant [76] November 6, 2003 - ? Chretien Western Law School (prof)
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Called to bar (1970)
Published criminal decisions (~31)
Josephine Nolan [77] April 15, 2005 - ? Martin Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee
Called to bar (1983)
Published criminal decisions (~5)
William Festeryga [78] Hamilton MAy 8, 1996 - 2010 Chretien Sullivan, Festeryga Lawlor & Arrell
Shea and Callaghan
Called to bar (1964)
Published criminal decisions (~0)
Susan E. Lang [79] 1990 (Gen. Div) - 2004 Chretien Regional Snr Justice (1995 to 2004)
District Court of Ontario (1989 to 1990)
Called to bar (1976)
Published criminal decisions

1970 to 1989

Position / Name Jurisdiction Duration of Appointment Appointed By Prior Position(s) Other Details
Eugene Fedak [80] 1986 (appt)
2001 (sup)
Dec 2009 (ret)
Regional Senior Justice, Central South Region (1992)
Ontario Court of Justice, General Division (1990)
Private practice (general)
Called to bar (1963)
Published criminal decisions (~8)
Eugene Glen Ewaschuk ? - ~2017 (ret) Published criminal decisions
John David Watt [81] Toronto 1985 Mulroney Crown Attorney
Called to bar (1972)
Published criminal decisions
Justice Harry S. LaForme [82] 1994 to 2004 private practice
Called to bar (1979)
Appointed to ONCA (2004)
Published criminal decisions
Judge Sidney N. Lederman Toronto 1994 - 2018 Chrétien Professor at Osgoode Hall (1971 to 1977) Published criminal decisions
Judge Gladys Pardu Sault Steve Marie / Toronto Appoined to ONCA
Published criminal decisions
Justice Thomas R. Lofchik 1994 - 2018 Chrétien Called to bar (1972) Published criminal decisions
Justice Robert D. Reilly ?
2009 (sup.)
2018 (ret.)
Published criminal decisions
Justice Norman M. Karam 1991 - 2018 Mulroney Published criminal decisions
David H. Doherty 1988 - 1990 Mulroney Published criminal decisions
Judge J. David McCombs 1992 - 2018 Mulroney Published criminal decisions
Richard G. Byers 1990−2016 Mulroney Published criminal decisions
Patrick LeSage 1999–2002 as Chief Justice Published criminal decisions
Laurence Pattillo Supernumerary as of Jan. 30, 2017 [83] Published criminal decisions
John Joseph Cavarzan 1991 to 2013 Published criminal decisions
L.C. Kozak Published criminal decisions
Robert C. Desmarais Ottawa 1982 to 2011 Published criminal decisions
Elanor Cronk [84] Published criminal decisions
Mary Lou Benotto [85] [86] Published criminal decisions
Lois B Roberts [87] Published criminal decisions
Albert Joseph Roy [88] 1995 to 2014 Published criminal decisions
J Douglas Bernstein [89] [90] 1995 - ? Published criminal decisions
Joan L. Lax [91] 1995 - 2013 Published criminal decisions
Hugh David P. Logan [92] 1981 - ? P Trudeau Published criminal decisions
Jean L. MacFarland [93] 1987 - 2004 Mulroney High Court (1987)
Smiley, Allingham, MacFarland & Stortini
Called to bar (1973)
Appointed to ONCA (2004)
Published criminal decisions
Bradley Thomas Granger [94] London 1988 to 2011 (Judge)
1988 to 1998(High Court)
May 27, 1998 to 2011 (Gen. Div.)
Chretien (Gen. Div.) Lerner and Associates
Called to bar (1965)
Published criminal decisions (~9)
J. Douglas Cunningham [95] 1991 to 2012 Published criminal decisions
Brian W. Trafford 1993−2016 Published criminal decisions
Cas Herold 1990−2016 Published criminal decisions
Douglas J.A. Rutherford 1991 - 2016 Published criminal decisions
James B. Chadwick [96] Published criminal decisions
Alexandra Hoy [97] (2002 - ?) Published criminal decisions
Warren K. Winkler [98] 1993 - 2007 Published criminal decisions
Robert Napier Weekes 1990 - 2009 Published criminal decisions
John A.B. Macdonald 1991 to 2016 Published criminal decisions
Donald A. Mackenzie 1992 to 2016 Published criminal decisions
Roland J. Haines 1991−2016 Published criminal decisions
Christopher Speyer 1990−2016 Published criminal decisions
John R. Belleghem 1992−2016 Published criminal decisions
Sandra Chapnik 1991−2016 Published criminal decisions
John McIsaac 1992−2015 Published criminal decisions
Terrance O'Connor 1993−2015 Published criminal decisions
John deP Wright 1990 to 2015 Published criminal decisions
Peter Howden 1992 to 2014 Published criminal decisions
Susan Greer 1991 - 2014 Published criminal decisions
Donald John Taliano 1990 - 2014 Published criminal decisions
Ellen Margaret MacDonald 1991 - 2013 Published criminal decisions
Thomas M Dunn 1991 to 2013 Published criminal decisions
Kenneth Aylsworth Langdon 1990 to 2013 Published criminal decisions
David Samuel Crane 1992 to 2013 Published criminal decisions
Gloria Rieta Klowak 1990 to 2013 Published criminal decisions
Dougald Robert McDermid [99] 1990 to 2013
1998 (Snr. Reg.)
Chretien (Snr. Reg.) District Court (1985 to 1990)
County Court (1975 to 1985)
Knight, McDermid & MacDonald
Called to bar (1964)
Published criminal decisions
Erwin Waldemar Stach 1991 to 2013 Published criminal decisions
John Robert Rogers Jennings 1991 to 2012 Published criminal decisions
John Conway Kennedy 1991 to 2012 Published criminal decisions
John Fredrick McGarry 1990 to 2012
2005 (sup.)
Published criminal decisions
Robert Paul Boissonneault 1990 to 2012 Published criminal decisions (~1)
Ronald Gwyn Thomas Brampton 1990 to 2012 Published criminal decisions
Gordon Ian Alexander Thomson Windsor July 31, 1992 to 2011 Published criminal decisions
William Alexander Jenkins London 1986 to 2011 Published criminal decisions
Lee Kenneth Ferrier Toronto 1991 - 2011 Published criminal decisions
Michael James Moldaver (~11) 1990 to 1995 Published criminal decisions
Anthony Etalo Cusinato Windsor 1983 to 2011 Published criminal decisions (~13)
Louise Charron 1990 to 1995 Published criminal decisions (~2)
Patricia Helen Wallace 1990 - 2004 Published criminal decisions

Before 1980

Position / Name Jurisdiction Duration of Appointment Appointed By Prior Position(s) Other Details
David Morris Steinberg 1977 to 2012 Published criminal decisions
Lloyd K Graburn
Judge P. Kiteley [100] 1995 (Judge)
September 1, 2018 (Sup.)
Chretien Smith, Lyons, Torrance, Stevenson & Mayer (1987 to 1995)
Symes, Kiteley & McIntyre (1980 to 1987)
Cassels, Mitchell, Somers, Dutton & Winkler (1978 to 1980)
Atlin, Goldenberg, Cohen, Gamble & Armel (1976 to 1978)
Published criminal decisions (~64)

Former Courts

  • Supreme Court of Ontario (1931 to present)
    • High Court of Justice (1931 to 1990)
      • Divisional court of the High Court of Justice (1972 to 1990)
    • Ontario Court of Justice (General Division) (1990 to 1999)
    • Divisional Court (1990 to present)
    • Superior Court of Justice (1990 to Present)


Court Composition
British Columbia Court of Appeal (BCCA)
Supreme Court of British Columbia (BCSC)
Provincial Court of British Columbia (BCPC)
Court of Appeal of Alberta (ABCA)
Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta (ABQB)
Provincial Court of Alberta (ABPC)
Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan (SKCA)
Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan (SKQB)
Provincial Court of Saskatchewan (SKPC)
Manitoba Court of Appeal (MBCA)
Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba (MBQB)
Provincial Court of Manitoba (MBPC)
Court of Appeal for Ontario (ONCA)
Superior Court of Ontario (ONSC)
Ontario Court of Justice (ONCJ)
Quebec Court of Appeal (QCCA)
Quebec Superior Court (QCCS)
Court of Quebec (QCCQ)
New Brunswick Court of Appeal (NBCA)
Court of Queen's Bench of New Brunswick (NBQB)
New Brunswick Provincial Court (NBPC)
Court of Appeal of Prince Edward Island (PEICA)
Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island (PEISC)
Provincial Court of Prince Edward Island (PEIPC)
Nova Scotia Court of Appeal (NSCA)
Nova Scotia Supreme Court (NSSC)
Nova Scotia Provincial Court (NSPC)
Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (Court of Appeal) (NLCA)
Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (NLSC)
Provincial Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (NLPC)
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