Hearing Bencher Lawyer
Philip Horgan obtained a B.A, from the University of Toronto, and a J.D. from Queen’s University. He was called to the Bar in 1988, and served in large and small firms, before opening his own practice in 1996. His general practice involves a broad range of services, from litigation in constitutional issues, construction, employment, insolvency, defamation, and family areas, to general practice in wills and estates, real estate, and entrepreneurial engagements. He has appeared in trial and appellate courts across Canada, and has participated in numerous cases before the Supreme Court of Canada. Mr. Horgan was elected as a bencher of the Law Society of Ontario in 2019, and was thereafter appointed to serve as an adjudicator of the Law Society Tribunal. Mr. Horgan also serves on the Senate of the University of St. Michael’s College in Toronto, and on the boards of charitable and non-profit agencies, including the Thomas More Lawyers’ Guild of Toronto, the Catholic Civil Rights League, and the Faith and Freedom Alliance, and as a chair of a parent advisory council. He remains active in legal teaching and advocacy, and in fundraising for Special Olympics, Coats for Kids, and pro bono legal services. Mr. Horgan was awarded the TCDSB Alumni Award (2006) and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012) for contributions to constitutional freedoms, services to the legal profession, and development of public policy. Mr. Horgan has been a long time minor hockey coach and referee, and has served as the chair of a hockey disciplinary committee.