At Fogler, Rubinoff, we believe that making a difference begins with trust. Experience and sound judgment earn it. Client relationships are built on it. Results keep it.

Blair W.M. Bowen




Blair is a trial lawyer specializing in corporate and commercial litigation.  Blair has conducted more than 45 trials and commercial arbitrations and appeared as counsel in over 15 appeals.  Blair has litigated matters before the Superior Courts of the provinces of Ontario, British Columbia and Nova Scotia, the Courts of Appeal for Ontario and British Columbia, the Federal Court of Canada, the Tax Court of Canada and applications to the Supreme Court of Canada. Blair has argued matters before tribunals such as the Ontario Securities Commission and the Law Society Tribunal.  

A representative sample of Blair's experience includes:

  • Defending product liability claims on behalf of a manufacturer of heavy duty commercial vehicles
  • Acting for shareholders of corporations in prosecuting and defending oppression remedy and other claims
  • Representing employers in breach of fiduciary duty and breach of confidence actions against departing executives
  • Acting for manufacturers in contractual disputes with distributors and sales agents
  • Resolving disputes between franchisors and franchisees




MARCH 01 2018

Living In Splendid Isolation: Ten Lessons Learned Enforcing An Ontario Judgment In Mexico

This article presents a cautionary tale for any person who wishes to take legal proceedings against an individual or company resident in Mexico...

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OCTOBER 03 2017

Medical Device Manufacturer's Duty To Warn


ILN-terviews: Blair Bowen, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP

Read the International Lawyers Network's profile of one of our Partners, Blair Bowen.

ILN-terviews: Blair Bowen, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP

Speaking and Writing

  • Instructor, Ethics and Civility in the Courtroom and Beyond – Litigation Agreements: Duties to the Court and Other Side, December 2018
  • Speaker, Lessons I Learned About the Hague Service Convention, ILN, September 2018
  • Instructor, The Advocates' Society – Examination-in-Chief Skills Workshop, August 2018
  • Law Society of Ontario, Solo and Small Firm Conference – Tips for Preparing an Expert Witness for Trial, June 2018
  • Program Co-Chair, The Advocates' Society –  Privilege: A Litigator's Guide, June 2018
  • Living in Splendid Isolation:Ten Lessons Learned Enforcing an Ontario Judgment in Mexico, Toronto Law Journal, Lawyers Daily March 2018
  • Language of Legal Writing, 2018
  • Instructor, The Advocates' Society, Advanced Do a Trial Skills Workshop, September 2017
  • Medical Device Manufacturer's Duty to Warn, 2017
  • Privilege and Confidentiality, 2017
  • Program Co-Chair, The Advocates' Society, Leading Your Case:  Opening Statements and Examination-In-Chief, Civil Litigation Skills Certificate Program, December 2016
  • Commons Institute, Strategies for Dealing with Difficult Witnesses, December 2015
  • Commons Institute, Court Intervention in Commercial Arbitration, Feb 2015
  • Defending Professional Misconduct Complaints, Nov ember 2014
  • Telling the Truth for the Sake of the Truth – The Value of Oaths, August 2014
  • Canadian Association of Black Lawyers, A Summary Judgment Motion Primer, June 2009
  • Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Non-Money Judgments in Canada, 2008
  • Dispute Resolution in North America, 2002 - Contributing Editor
  • International Tracing of Assets, Contributor, Sweet & Maxwell Limited, London UK, 2001

Professional Activities:

  • Director, The Advocates' Society – 2014 to 2018
  • Member, Law Society Tribunal Chair's Practice Roundtable – 2014 to present
  • Volunteer, The Advocates' Society, Duty Counsel Program – 2007 to present
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association


Community Services:

  • Director, Canada Africa Partnership Network – 2011 to present
  • Director, Sir William Campbell Foundation – 2011 to present
  • Director, East York Basketball Club – 2008 to 2016 


  • Ontario Bar, 1985
  • Queen's University, LL.B., 1983
  • University of Waterloo, B.Sc. (Hons.), 1980

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