Jayson Thomas


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Jayson is a battle tested trial and appellate litigator with a broad commercial and civil practice.

Jayson represents businesses and individuals in complex commercial and contractual disputes, employment matters, shareholder and partnership disputes, real property disputes, and negligence claims. He is routinely retained to seek extraordinary pre-trial relief, including worldwide asset freezing (Mareva) orders and other forms of emergency injunctive relief. Additionally, Jayson defends financial, healthcare and legal professionals facing regulatory prosecutions before various discipline committees and tribunals.

Jayson has acted successfully as lead counsel before trial courts across Canada and the United States, and in appeals and judicial reviews before the Ontario Divisional Court, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Federal Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal.

Before joining Loopstra Nixon, Jayson practiced at the Toronto office of a large international law firm and at a litigation boutique in Miami, Florida.

Outside of his civil and commercial practice, Jayson holds a strong commitment to public interest litigation. He has acted for refugees in Federal Court of Canada proceedings and for victims of racial profiling and discrimination before various provincial and federal courts. In the year 2018, Jayson took a twenty-month sabbatical from his civil litigation practice to serve as a trial attorney for the Office of the Public Defender in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Jayson graduated with a B.A. in Economics from York University, and earned his law degrees from the University of Windsor (LL.B.) and the University of Detroit Mercy (J.D., magna cum laude). He is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the Florida Bar.


  • York University, B.A.
  • University of Windsor (Faculty of Law), LL.B.
  • University of Detroit Mercy (School of Law), J.D.

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