William J. Leslie
Senior Litigation Lawyer
Dalhousie Law School/University of Guelph
Call to the Bar 1974
Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association
Law Society of Upper Canada
Simcoe County Law Association
Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association
Bill Leslie is the senior litigation partner at Stewart Esten Law Firm in Barrie. Bill is certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada and was appointed Queen’s Counsel by the Attorney General in 1992.
An experienced and aggressive advocate, Bill handles complex litigation including personal injury, wrongful death, commercial disputes, motor vehicle accidents, as well as family law. Bill is frequently consulted and retained for medical malpractice and health law issues.
Bill is a graduate of Dalhousie Law School and the University of Guelph. He was called to the Bar in 1974.
In addition to his busy practice, Bill maintains an active role in the legal community, having served as President of the Simcoe County Law Association and Director of the Advocates’ Society. Bill is frequently invited to present at Continuing Legal Education conferences and supports local charities throughout Simcoe County. Presently, Bill sits as a Deputy Judge of the Small Claims Court. He received a commemorative medal for the 125th Anniversary of Confederation of Canada in 1992 in recognition of his significant contributions to compatriots, community and to Canada.
Bill Leslie is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (“LCA”).