Paul Stern

Educational Background

Commerce at Queen’s University, Kingston – 1975

Juris Doctor, University of Toronto Law School – 1978

Articled with Clay Powell, Q.C., former Assistant Deputy Attorney General of Ontario, at Carter & Powell, Toronto – 1978-1979


Called to the Bar of Ontario – 1980

In private practice since being called to the Bar, practicing with David Landesman (called 1998), James Clark (called 2003), and Adnan Subzwari (called 2018).

Clients include individuals, corporations, government officials and institutional bodies.


Advice, trials and appeals, civil, regulatory and criminal matters, including commercial disputes, defence to Criminal Code and Controlled Drug charges, tax, customs & excise, international criminal, competition, securities, fraud, and environmental issues and cases, professional discipline, inquests, inquires, boards and tribunals, related civil and other proceedings and applications.

Professional Contributions – From time to time

Author, lecturer and instructor for legal education programs including the Ontario Bar Admission Course (from 1983-2005), the Canadian Bar Association, the Criminal Lawyers Association, the Federation of Law Societies National Criminal Law Program, and other professional continuing education programs. Judge/advisor in various advocacies – oriented programs including the Advocates Society Institute, and the Moot Court programs at the University of Toronto Law School and Osgoode Hall Law School.

Professional Memberships

Law Society of Ontario

Honorary Life Member, Faculty, Federation of Law Societies of Canada National Criminal Law Program (awarded July 18th, 2000)

Criminal Lawyers’ Association (since 1978)

Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History (since 1980)

Advocates’ Society

International Commission of Jurists

Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Recognized in Euromoney’s “Guide to the World’s Leading White Collar Crime Lawyers” and in “BestLawyers® in Canada”