Keith M. Landy is the senior and founding partner in the Toronto law firm of Landy, Marr LLP. Keith is certified as a specialist in civil litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada. He received his certification in 1989, and was recertified in 1994, 1999 and 2004. In 2007 Keith was admitted as a member of the Law Society of the Northwest Territories.
Keith has lectured in civil litigation at the Bar Admission Course, and is on a select list of lawyers approved to defend cases for LawPro, the Lawyers’ professional Indemnity Company. His practice is devoted to all aspects of commercial litigation and personal injury litigation, and he has, since 1977, acted in a wide variety of hearings, including many trials, appeals, arbitrations and mediations.
He has practiced before all levels of Courts in Ontario, including before trial and appellate courts, and before The Supreme Court of Canada. In addition, Keith has appeared before many administrative tribunals, including the Ontario and Canadian Human Rights Commissions, The Law Society of Upper Canada, The Workers’ Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario, The Financial Services Commission of Ontario and many other tribunals.
Keith’s practice is wide ranging. He has handled cases involving contract disputes, products liability, shareholders’ rights, partnership disputes, medical malpractice, professional negligence and liability, construction litigation, estate litigation, personal injury litigation, including airplane crashes, motor vehicle accidents and all manner of other injury cases.
Keith is a member of the Advocates’ Society having served as a Director of the Society from 1994 to 1998. He is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association – Ontario and was a member of its Council from 1983 to 1985; the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto, the Toronto Lawyers Association, the Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association, and the American Trial Lawyers’ Association.
From 2001 to 2004, Keith was the National President of Canadian Jewish Congress. Keith had also previously been elected Chair of Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region (1998-2001), and has served as National Honorary Legal Counsel (1995-1998), and has held numerous offices at the regional and national levels. He was counsel for CJC at the Somalia Inquiry, and at the Supreme Court of Canada in Human Rights Commission v. Malcolm Ross and New Brunswick Teachers Federation.
Keith was a Vice President of the World Jewish Congress and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims.
In August, 2004 Keith was invited to become a Governor of the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews (CCCJ). The CCCJ is a national, non-sectarian organization dedicated to promoting cultural, racial, and religious equality among the people of Canada, through education and research. Keith is an active member of the Jewish Agency for Israel.
Awards and Honours
In 2002, Keith was a recipient of The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, created to mark the 50th Anniversary of Her Majesty’s ascension to the Throne on February 6th 1952. The medal is awarded for significant contribution to Canada, to the Community and to his fellow Canadians.
In June, 2005, Keith was the recipient of The Lincoln Alexander Award by the Law Society of Upper Canada. The award recognizes a lawyer who made a commitment to the public and community service and to the people of Ontario. Keith was honoured for being a champion for human rights and religious tolerance throughout his longstanding career as a lawyer and community leader.
Juris Doctor, University of Windsor – 1975
Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 1977
Admitted to the NWT Bar – 2007