Paul W. Muirhead


Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Insurance Defence, Property Litigation

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T: 613-237-0520 x232 F: 613-237-3163
Called To The Bar: 1989

Paul W. Muirhead


Alison Manning
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Paul Muirhead has been a valued member of the Williams Litigation Lawyers team since he was called to the bar in 1989. He masters the details of every file to represent his clients effectively—always keeping in mind the human factors of litigation that require sensitivity and care. He draws on extensive mediation experience to help different parties understand mutual interests and develop resolutions based on common understanding.

Paul has represented clients at Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal, and made more than 50 Superior Court of Justice trial and appeal appearances.

In addition to practicing law, Paul has lectured at Algonquin College, the University of Ottawa Law School and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and was a sessional lecturer in the University of Ottawa School of Management’s Hospital Administration course. He also has written and presented on mediation and medical ethics both locally and for national conferences.

Since 2008 Paul's practice has grown to include mediation. He has extensive experience mediating a variety of disputes including personal injury, professional malpractice, contract and construction law. Paul draws on his extensive litigation experience in creating opportunities for compromise in his role as a mediator or arbitrator.



  • Comprehensive Arbitration Training - ADRworks: June 17 - 21, 2013. Toronto, Ontario. Certificate of Achievement. 
  • University of Windsor - Stitt Feld Handy Group - Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution Workshop. January 22 - 25, 2008. Certificate of Achievement. 
  • LL.M., Specialization in Biomedical Ethics; McGill University, Montreal, Quebec (1993-94 – course work; 1999 – degree granted)
  • LL.B., Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia (1987)
  • Honours B.A., Political Science, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario (1983)

Selected Professional Activities

  • "When Parents and Physicians Disagree - What is the Ethical Pathway?" Paediatrics & Child Health 9:2, February 2004, pp. 85-86.
  • Two Presentations: Full Plenary Session: “Advocacy for Immunization - Ethics of Inequity”; Breakout Session: “Public Good - Private Profit: Ethical Issues”
    • 5th Canadian National Immunization Conference - Victoria, B.C. December 1-3, 2002 Conference Entitled: Canada's National Immunization Strategy: From Vision to Action.
  • Presentation: "Legal & Ethical Issues Associated with ALS"
    • ALS Society of Canada Symposium - Toronto, Ontario - October 25-27, 2002 Achieving Excellence in Awareness, Leadership, Service & Care

Selected Cases

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