A founding partner of the Firm, Chuck Loopstra has practised law in Toronto since 1969 and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1985. Highly adept at navigating complex legal issues, Chuck has built an enviable reputation over the years as a public law expert and litigator.
He regularly acts as counsel to private and public sector clients, including all levels of government. With many published papers to his credit, he frequently lectures at legal conferences. In addition to providing strategic direction at the Firm, Chuck has numerous other interests and volunteers his time for various non-profit causes.
He also runs a working beef farm and enjoys golf.
Representative Client Work
- In acting for municipal clients, Chuck Loopstra has recently won a number of key decisions in the courts involving illegal dumping.
- The court recently dismissed a 15 year old multi-million dollar defamation case brought against a former mayor for undue delays.
- Chuck Loopstra has been retained by a number of municipalities dealing with environmental litigation matters.
Education and Designations
Juris Doctor, University of Western Ontario, 1967
Ontario Bar, Osgoode Hall, 1969
Queens Counsel, 1985
Areas of Practice
- Commercial Litigation
- Environmental Liability
- Insurance Litigation
- Litigation and Dispute Resolution
- Municipal Liability
- Professional Liability
- Regulatory Liability
- Risk Management