Farhad Shekib


Farhad has a diverse litigation practice, with an interest in commercial litigation, employment law, regulatory disputes and professional liability matters. An excellent legal researcher and writer, Farhad honed his craft as a caseworker at Downtown Legal Services, an articling student at an international full-service law firm, and as an associate at a litigation boutique in Toronto. We’re certainly proud to have him join our team. Business is personal for Farhad: he genuinely cares about his clients, which is why they tell us he is consistently responsive and available to them. Although a recent convert to skydiving, we can say that mid-descent might be the only time Farhad does not return a call or email. He is deeply client-focused and is committed to providing practical, cost-effective solutions to legal problems. No stranger to adversity and hard work, Farhad is the first person in his family of Afghan refugees to attend a post-secondary institution outside of Afghanistan. Recognizing the importance of giving back, Farhad mentors young refugees and immigrants in the Greater Toronto Area. When he’s not polishing his latest legal argument, Farhad can be found travelling the world, practicing his 3-point jump shot, or reading a good non-fiction book on philosophy, psychology, or business.


  • Complex commercial litigation matters
  • Employment litigation
  • Human rights
  • Product liability
  • Professional liability

Representative Cases

  • Dosman v. Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Students’ Association, 2018 ONSC 2075 – successful motion to dismiss Plaintiffs’ claim for libel and slander, as against Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Students’ Association Inc., pursuant to section 137.1 of the Courts of Justice Act
  • Rush v. De Ruiter, 2018 ONSC 1210 – summary judgment motion involving the enforcability of a waiver in a medical malpractice case


  • B.A. (Criminology) (Honours) (Summa Cum Laude), University of Ottawa (2011)
  • J.D., University of Toronto (2015)
  • Call to the Bar: 2016 (Ontario)
  • Member: The Advocates’ Society, Toronto Lawyers Association, Ontario Bar Association




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