Brief Biographical Note of Justice Gary T. Trotter

Justice Trotter was appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice in 2005, to the Superior Court of Justice in 2008, and to the Court of Appeal for Ontario in 2016. He was designated to be a judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada in 2019.

Justice Trotter was educated at the University of Toronto (LL.B.), Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.M.) and the University of Cambridge (M. Phil., Ph.D.). Upon his call to the Bar in 1987, he was an associate at the firm of Beard, Winter, Gordon (now Beard, Winter). From 1988 to 2000, Justice Trotter was counsel with the Crown Law Office (Criminal). He became a full-time member of the Faculty of Law at Queen's University, where he taught courses in criminal law and procedure. He also served as Associate Dean, and then as Acting Dean of Law.

In addition to The Law of Bail in Canada, 3rd ed. (Toronto: Thomson Reuters, 2010) (looseleaf) and Understanding Bail in Canada (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2013), Justice Trotter is the author of numerous law journal articles, book chapters, as well as being a co-author of a number of casebooks. He frequently speaks at continuing education programs for lawyers and judges.

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