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With great sadness we announce the passing of our founding partner, W. Graham Dutton

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear friend and one of our founding partners, W. Graham Dutton.

Graham Dutton was called to the Bar in 1962 and was a founding partner of the firm Dutton Brock LLP, formed in March of 1982. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1976 and certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada at the inception of that designation.

He was a well-respected member of the bar who was actively involved, and held key positions, in many associations including the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto, Canadian Bar Association, Advocates’ Society, County of York Law Association, and the American College of Trial Lawyers. He was recognized by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and was a recipient of the Canadian Defence Lawyers Lee Samis Award of Excellence.

Graham Dutton was instrumental in building Dutton Brock LLP into one of Canada’s premier insurance defence firms. The Partners and employees of the firm, many of whom worked closely with him and considered him a dear friend and colleague, remember a man with tremendous advocacy skills, a good sense of humour and strong family values.

His legacy will live on with family, friends and colleagues along with the legal community that he devoted much of his life to.


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