Jeffrey S. Leon, LSM
Bennett Jones LLP

Jeffrey S. Leon, LSM is the 69th President of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Practicing for over 35 years, Mr. Leon has a general domestic, international and cross-border litigation practice with a focus on business litigation. He acts in a variety of litigation matters, including securities, commercial, corporate, class proceedings, product liability, professional negligence and health care. He has appeared before courts and arbitration tribunals both domestic and international, has extensive trial and appellate experience and also serves as a mediator and an arbitrator. He is recognized as a leading litigation lawyer by numerous legal directories and has been the recipient of various awards for his professionalism and civility and his contributions to the legal profession. In 2013, Mr. Leon was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his achievements in law and his commitment to serving his community. In 2014 he received the prestigious Ontario Bar Association Award of Excellence in Civil Litigation. He is also a past President of The Advocates’ Society and Pro Bono Ontario. A former law clerk to the Chief Justice of Ontario, he is a regular author, speaker and panelist.