Brief Biographical Note of Justice David M. Brown
Justice Brown was appointed to the Court of Appeal for Ontario in December, 2014. Prior to his appointment he had sat as a judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario in the Toronto Region since September, 2006, including sitting on the Toronto Region Commercial List and on the Divisional Court.
Before his appointment to the Bench he was a partner with Stikeman Elliott LLP (Toronto) in its Litigation and Energy Groups.
Justice Brown was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School teaching Energy Law from 2004 until 2006, and a Sessional Lecturer at Queen's University Law School from 1990 to 2002 teaching Trial Advocacy.
Justice Brown earned his B.A. (Hons.) from the University of Toronto in 1976, a Certificate from the Beijing Languages Institute in 1977, a Diploma from Nanjing University in 1978, a J.D. in 1981 from the University of Toronto, and a L.L.M. (Constitutional Law) from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2005. Justice Brown was called to the Ontario Bar in 1983.