Graydon Sheppard B.A., LL.B. is an experienced barrister practicing in Hamilton, Ontario.
Called to the Bar of Ontario in 1972, Mr. Sheppard has acted as counsel in many areas of civil litigation and is certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario).
For information as to Mr. Sheppard's present areas of practice including such diverse fields as Administrative Law, Corporate and Commercial litigation, Professional liability (Malpractice) and other contested matters, please return to the practice areas on the firm overview page.
Mr. Sheppard received his post-secondary education at the University of Toronto (B.A. 1967) and at the University of Western Ontario (LL.B. 1970). Mr.Sheppard was born in Simcoe, Ontario in 1946, and admitted to the bar in 1972. He is a member of the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations.
Over the course of his career, Mr.Sheppard has been retained as counsel in a large number of civil and other contested matters for both private litigants and government.
Mr. Sheppard has been Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®. Martindale-Hubbell has determined, after consultation with members of the Bench and Bar, that Mr. Sheppard is entitled to a peer rating of Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent, signifying that his peers in the legal profession rank him at the highest level of professional excellence. The Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory is one of the oldest and best-known catalogues of lawyers in the United States and Canada.
Marc A. Munro B.A., M.A. LL.B. joined the law firm of Graydon Sheppard as an associate in 2006.
Prior to being called to the Bar of Ontario in 2006, Mr. Munro obtained his undergraduate degree in 1992 from University of Toronto. Thereafter, Mr. Munro obtained a M.A. from McGill University in 1997. After working as a journalist in Cairo, Mr. Munro returned to Canada to study law at the University of Ottawa and graduated in 2004.
Mr. Munro has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal, as well as administrative tribunals.
Selected Publications: Munro, M.,Expropriating Expropriation Law: The Implications of the Metalclad Decision on Canadian Expropriation Law and Environmental Land-Use Regulation. (2005) 5 Asper Review of International Business and Trade Law, 75, based on a paper that was awarded the J.S.D. Tory Writing Award (University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, 2002-03)
Munro, M., The Architecture of the Global Medina, Al-Ahram Weekly, 15 - 21 June 2000, selected by The Guardian weblog as Our Pick of Noteworthy Reads Online and re-published in E-Merge, Vol.3.
David A. Potts, B.A., LL.B.
Internet defamation (cyberlibel) is a growing problem for everybody from the single individual being trashed on Facebook or corporations being defamed on social networks. For that reason, Graydon Sheppard Professional Corporation is proudly associated with David A. Potts, the celebrated barrister who specializes in defamation, cyberlibel, privacy and cybersecurity issues. Mr. Potts has been retained in hundreds of defamation and cyberlibel actions by plaintiffs, defendants, politicians, senior executives, celebrities, companies, municipalities and charities. He has also been retained in a number of defamation actions affecting ethnic groups including Chinese, Filipino, Sikh, Greek, Hungarian, Portuguese, Italian and Korean. He is the co-author and author of a number of leading articles and texts on cyberlibel and has acted as an adviser to the Ontario Law Reform committees on the law defamation and Internet defamation.