Anna Wong

Anna Wong

Anna Wong, Partner
Tel: (416) 221-9343 ext. 258
Fax: (416) 221-8928

Anna is a compassionate while tenacious advocate who can provide effective solutions to a wide range of legal matters, including commercial litigation, employment matters, real estate disputes, professional negligence, estate litigation and class proceedings. Anna has appeared before courts and administrative tribunals in Ontario as well as courts in the Northwest Territories. What sets Anna apart is her broad experience, and her ability to hone in on the core issues and find the answers to legal problems, however complex or esoteric.

Prior to joining Landy Marr Kats LLP, Anna was a judicial law clerk of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Anna provided judges with legal opinions and research memoranda in all areas of the Court’s jurisdiction, including civil, administrative, family and criminal. She regularly attended trials, motions, pre-trials, case management conferences, as well as appeals and judicial review hearings before the Divisional Court. From her active, behind-the-scenes participation in the court process, Anna gained invaluable insights into what works and what doesn’t when it comes to convincing the judge to side with a litigant’s position. She applies these insights every day in advocating for her clients.

Anna received her J.D. from Queen’s University in 2009. During law school, Anna spent a summer studying international business law at the Herstmonceux Castle in England. Anna was an editor for Queen’s Law Journal, a volunteer for Pro Bono Students Canada, and a tutor for the Faculty of Law. She competed at several moots, including the Canadian Corporate/Securities Law Moot, where her team won Top Factum and Anna was personally ranked among the top 15 oralists. Anna won numerous academic awards and scholarships, including the Law Society of Upper Canada/Osgoode Society Award of Excellence.

Anna graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a B.A. (Honours) in Media, Information & Technoculture and Women’s Studies as the gold medalist for her year. She also has an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Western Ontario. Anna worked as a news reporter prior to entering law school.

Anna is committed to using her skills to give back to her community. She is the Vice-Chair of the Board of the Centre for Immigrants and Community Services, a non-profit organization that provides settlement and integration services to over 11,000 newcomers annually. Anna is also a Director of the Toronto Lawyers Association, and serves on the Ontario Bar Association (OBA)’s Equality Committee and the executive of the OBA Women Lawyers Forum. She is a former Director of the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers.

Education

B.A. (Hons.), M.A. – University of Western Ontario
J.D. – Queen’s University

Professional Affiliations

Ontario Bar Association – Member of the Equality Committee, Executive Member of the Women Lawyers Forum

Toronto Lawyers Association – Board Director

Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers – Former Board Director

Centre for Immigrants and Community Services – Board Vice-Chair, Former Board Chair

The Advocates’ Society – Member

Canadian Bar Association – Member

Publications

Charitable pledges: Are they enforceable?, The Lawyer’s Daily, May 23, 2017

Revamping the Law of Prior Consistent Statements: R. v. Khan, Toronto Law Journal, May 2017

Dismantling the Roadblocks to Judicial Diversity, Slaw, February 21, 2017

Ledcor is Unlikely to Settle the Dust, Law Times, November 14, 2016

Court Examines Duty to Defend Parents of Alleged BullyThe Lawyers Weekly, March 25, 2016

Lifting the Corporate Veil a Rare OccurrenceThe Lawyers Weekly, March 11, 2016

Proving Third Party Liability in FraudThe Lawyers Weekly, July 17, 2015

Time to Revisit Sattva on the Standard of Review?Law Times, June 29, 2015

Why Judicial Diversity MattersLaw Times, February 2, 2015

Social Media Increasingly Relevant to LitigationThe Lawyers Weekly, November 14, 2014

Explicit Language Needed for Fixed-term ContractsThe Lawyers Weekly, July 11, 2014

Is There Too Much Judicial Intervention in Civil LitigationLaw Times, June 23, 2014 (co-author with Keith Landy)

Thoroughly Explain Fees and Put Retainer in WritingThe Lawyers Weekly, May 16, 2014

Rule 51.06(2): An Antidote to Lengthy, Expensive Trials?Law Times, May 12, 2014

Full Stop the Hard Way: Proving Imminent Harm is Key to Getting a Rarely-granted Injunction Quia TimetThe Lawyers Weekly, January 31, 2014

Diversity Gap on the BenchJUST. Magazine, October 2013 (co-author)

The AODA and Human Rights Code: Do You Know the Difference?JUST. Magazine, April 2013

With This Ring, I…Take Thee to CourtThe Lawyers Weekly, September 21, 2013

Legal Aid Goes Virtual: Help or Hindrance for Access to Justice?JUST. Magazine, August 2012

The Admissibility of Extrinsic EvidenceThe Lawyers Weekly, May 11, 2012

Ramping Up Accessibility ComplianceThe Lawyers Weekly, January 27, 2012

Bankruptcy Doesn’t Shelter the DishonestThe Lawyers Weekly, November 25, 2011 (co-author with Sam Marr)