The Honourable Arthur Gans

The Honourable Arthur Gans was appointed a Judge of the Superior Court of Justice in 1997 until he retired on July 1st, 2021.

Art received his B.A. in 1969 from the University of Michigan and his L.L.B. in 1972 from the University of Toronto. His legal career began at the law firm of Miller, Thomson, Sedgewick, Lewis and Healy. He subsequently joined the law firm of Fogler Rubinoff in 1987. Throughout his ‘first’ career, Mr. Gans maintained a “barrister’s” practice, specializing in all manner of commercial, employment and administrative litigation.

At the same time, he was an active member of multiple Bar and Advocates’ Associations and a frequent presenter at CPD programs in Ontario for the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Advocates Society of Ontario, in addition to the Ontario and Canadian Bar Associations.

While a member of the Superior Court, Justice Gans presided over several precedent setting cases both in the commercial and professional negligence arenas, in addition to significant Indigenous land claims and contractual disputes.

He was one of the first jurists to adopt, if not embrace, the use of electronic and paperless trials. He criss-crossed the country, speaking and presenting to Bar and Bench alike, trumpeting the myriad benefits of this 21st century mode of effective advocacy, even before the pandemic made it a necessity.

Since his retirement, Hon. Arthur Gans has spent much of his time devoted to additional public service, sitting on several charity boards and committees, and presiding over the occasional mediation until CP LLP persuaded him to join the firm as Counsel, and the rekindling of yet another law-related career.