Waddell Phillips


36 Toronto St., Suite 1120
Toronto, ON, M6S 4C2

Telephone:+1 647 261 4486
Fax:+1 416 477 1657

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Waddell Phillips Professional Corporation is a boutique litigation firm located in downtown Toronto.

Its partners are Margaret L. Waddell, John Kingman Phillips K.C., A. Julia P. Tremain, W. Cory Wanless and Tina Q. Yang – all highly experienced litigators, practicing in diverse areas. Waddell Phillips’ lawyers’ practices include class actions, civil and commercial litigation, Aboriginal law, product liability, family law,regulatory/administrative law, and human rights.

Ms. Waddell and Mr. Phillips are seasoned commercial litigators and class action lawyers. Ms. Tremain has a diverse family law practice and mediation service that includes separations, divorces, custody, and child protection. Mr. Wanless is an experienced civil litigator with an increasing focus on Aboriginal law. Tina Q. Yang is a talented class action lawyer.  

Margaret Waddell is recognized as a leader in the field of plaintiff-side class actions, who has acted on a variety of cutting edge cases across a diverse range of causes of action including securities fraud, consumer protection, product liability and defective medical devices, as well as human rights abuses. John Phillips – recognized as one of the best trial lawyers in Canada - has been counsel on precedent-setting cases in diverse areas of practice, and across the country. Julia Tremain is one of the Office of the Children’s Lawyer most trusted outside counsel. Cory Wanless has particular interest and experience in complex civil litigation, especially as it relates to corporate and governmental abuses. Tina Yang focuses on the prosecution of diverse, ground-breaking class actions, particularly in the areas of institutional negligence, Charter breaches & state accountability, privacy, consumer protection, and employment law.

The partners at Waddell Phillips are supported by a talented group of associate lawyers.

Waddell Phillips is recognized for its fearless advocacy coupled with thoughtful and strategic advice for its clients. They know when and how to reach sensible solutions for their clients, but are decidedly determined and persuasive courtroom advocates when required.

Practice Areas:

  • Class Actions
  • Civil Litigation
  • Aboriginal law
  • Family Law

Updated March 2023