Education & Early Career
Michael P. Bird has been practicing law in the Cities of Brockville and Ottawa since his move from the Toronto firm of Holden~Day~Wilson in 1994. A Brockville native and graduate of Queen’s University and Osgoode Hall Law School, Michael combines his Bay Street training with small town sensibility to achieve the most efficient results for his clients.
More About Michael
In the area of Real Estate Law, Michael has an extensive practice involving transactions in all regions of Ontario. Michael’s experience extends to all aspects of purchases, sales and financings, both residential and commercial.
In the area of Civil Litigation, Michael has litigated before the Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Divisional Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Federal Court of Canada. As a Mental Health Law advocate, Michael has 25 years of experience protecting patients’ rights, appearing regularly before both the Consent and Capacity Board and the Ontario Review Board. Michael’s tribunal experience also extends to work before the Ontario Municipal Board, the Ontario Social Benefits Tribunal, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, and the Canada Pension Plan Appeals Tribunal.
Additionally, Michael currently lectures at the University of Ottawa Law School. An active member of the community, Michael has volunteered his time as a Director of the Board of the Leeds and Grenville Non-Profit Housing Corporation, the St. Lawrence Stage Company, and the Condominium Corporation responsible for The Boardwalk residential and commercial complex. Michael also sat on the Board of Directors of the Lanark,Leeds and Grenville Branch of the Victorian Order of Nurses for a decade, serving 8 years as President. Michael has also been an active volunteer in politics at the municipal, provincial and federal levels.
Associations & Memberships
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