- Advocacy: Litigation And Dispute Resolution
- Government & Regulatory
Gordon McKinnon practises civil litigation and administrative law. His litigation experience is in the areas of insurance law, personal injury litigation and securities litigation. His administrative law practice is related to workers’ compensation and professional discipline. Mr. McKinnon acts as external counsel and litigation counsel to a number of Crown agencies and departments.
EDUCATION: LL.B., Manitoba Law School, 1978
LL.D. (Honorary), University of Winnipeg, 1997
CALL TO THE BAR: Manitoba, 1979
Northwest Territories, 2008
REPRESENTATIVE CASES/TRANSACTIONS: Litigation counsel to the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba.
Acts as General Counsel to Red River Valley Mutual Insurance Company, the third largest property and casualty insurer in Manitoba.
Acts as counsel to the Discipline Committee of the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba.
Litigation counsel to BMO Nesbitt Burns.
Acts as litigation counsel to several government agencies and departments.
Acts as counsel to the Department of Family Services and Labour in connection with a major public inquiry.
ACHIEVEMENTS: Inducted to the American College of Trial Lawyers, 2006
Law Society Prize for 4th overall standing in graduating class (1978)
Dean’s Honour List, Faculty of Law
OTHER SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS: Lecturer, Manitoba Council of Administrative Tribunals, 2007 - present
Panellist, Pitblado Lectures, Appellate Advocacy, 2006
Author, Bar Admission Course materials on Administrative Law 1994 to present
Lecturer, Bar Admission Course - Administration Advocacy, 1994- 2002
Guest Lecturer, Canadian Institute of Actuaries, 1999
Guest Lecturer, Disability & Impairment, 1998
Panellist, Pitblado Lecturers, Civil Litigation, 1992
Lecturer and panellist at seminars sponsored by The Law Society of Manitoba on topics of Civil Litigation, Administrative Law and Workers’ Compensation
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Chairman, Legal Aid Society of Manitoba, 2004-2005
Chairman, Professional Division, United Way of Winnipeg, 1996
Chairman of the Board of Regents of the University of Winnipeg, 1988-1990
Member, Board of Regents at the University of Winnipeg, 1982-1994
School Trustee, St. James-Assiniboia School Division, 1974-1980