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Ronald D. Davis



Ronald Davis is a multilingual litigation partner at Fogler, Rubinoff LLP. Specializing in litigation analysis, with advanced advocacy writing skills, Ron has collaborated for over three decades with some of the country’s top litigators to consult on, reinforce and supercharge clients’ cases before all levels of Court, including the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada.

 Ron graduated cum laude from the University of Ottawa Common Law en français program. After articling at Epstein, Cole LLP, Ron was called to the Bar in 1984. Ron works in all areas of litigation. He also specializes in litigation-related technology, including digital evidence, e-discovery and forensic litigation support.

 Ron was an instructor in the legal writing and the professional ethics sections of the Law Society of Upper Canada Bar Admission Course from 1992 to 2002. Ron has edited and written over 40 articles and books on a wide variety of topics, including social media and litigation, lawyers and technology, mortgage litigation, surrogate motherhood, linguistics, and jazz piano. He holds a Ph.D. in French linguistics from the University of Toronto, where he was an Assistant Professor for five years. He also has an international career as a jazz composer, pianist and recording artist.


NOVEMBER 30 2017

LEXPERT’s 9th Annual Information Privacy and Data Protection Seminar

Bill Hearn, Howard Burshtein, Ron Davis, Sheryl Johnson, Rob Macdonald, Rudy Morrone, Young Park, Colleen Spring Zimmerman and Ravi Shukla will be speaking at LEXPERT’s 9th Annual Information Privacy and Data Protection Seminar. This full day course will highlight:

  • Big Data and Other Developments in the Public Sector and Elsewhere
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - Implications for Canadian Business
  • Privacy Litigation Cases - Recent Developments
  • Blockchain - The Promise and The Perils
  • OPC Compliance Priorities and Strategic Directions
  • Cyber Risk Management Guidance for Corporate Directors
  • Issues in Employee Privacy
  • CASL Update

For more information, Click Here to view the Seminar Brochure

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NOVEMBER 10 2016

Trial or Summary Judgment

Ronald Davis, Milton Davis and Johanne Pilon have co-authored “Trial or Summary Judgment” for the OBA program The Nuts and Bolts of the Summary Judgment Motion.

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DECEMBER 09 2015

Bhasin v. Hrynew and the Duty of Good Faith


  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • The Sedona Conference - Working Group 7
  • Technology and eDiscovery Canada (TeDCan)
  • Toronto Computer Lawyers' Group
  • Toronto Musicians’ Association (Canadian Fed. of Musicians Loc. 149)
  • Advisory Committee - Jazz Performance and Education Centre
  • Secretary – The Glenn Gould Foundation
  • Juror – Canada Council for the Arts
  • Member – Toronto Musicians’ Association Revenue Task Force
  • Co-Producer – annual Jazz for Herbie benefit for Toronto Hospital for Sick Children
  • Co-Trustee – Maureen Forrester Trust
  • International Legal Technology Association

Publications (partial)

  • (2017) with D. Sharpe, What To Do When The Other Side Says: "My Client's Files Have Been Corrupted", Mondaq
  • (2016) with M. A. Davis and J. Pilon, “Trial or Summary Judgment?”, The Nuts and Bolts of the Summary Judgment Motion, Ontario Bar Association
  • (2015) with M. A. Davis and M. Garland, Bhasin v. Hrynew and The Duty Of Good Faith: Evolution Or Revolution?, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • (2014) with S. J. Ellwood, “Ten Things Every Litigator Has to Know About Social Media”, in The Advocates' Journal, Toronto: The Advocates' Society
  • (2013) Cloud Computing and the Family Lawyer, The Six Minute Family Law Lawyer, Law Society of Upper Canada 
  • (2013) with M. A. Davis and B. Hughes, Mitigation in the Real Estate Context, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • (2013) with S. J. Ellwood, “Lawyers On the Beach: The Standard of Care, Technology, and the Oncoming Digital Tsumani”, in The Advocates' Journal, Toronto: The Advocates' Society
  • (2009) “The Worth of a Musician”, in Canadian Musician, vol. 31, no. 4, p. 26
  • (1998) with Edward Greenspan and Andrew Matheson, “Discipline and Parole”, in Queen's Quarterly, vol. 105, no. 1, pp.9-27

Speaking Engagements

  • (2016) Sedona, EDRM and other Terms Every Lawyer Should Know, Fogler Rubinoff LLP
  • (2016) Tweeting Not Just for Birds: Social Media in Family Law Cases, Ontario Court of Justice Judges’ Annual Family Law Seminar
  • (2015) Social Media and Digital Evidence, Ontario Deputy Judges Association
  •  (2014) The Lawyer’s Standard of Care and Technology- Competence and Spoliation, LawTech Camp 2014
  • (2013) Practicalities of e-Evidence, National Judicial Institute Annual Family Law Program


  • 2013 - Recipient of BMO Financial Arts Grant
  • 2006 to 2007 - Japan Foundation Uchida Arts Fellowship
  • 1993 - University of Toronto Department of French Doctoral Thesis Prize
  • 1990 to 1991 - Social Sciences and Humanities Research of Canada Doctoral Fellowship
  • 1989 to 1990 - Social Sciences and Humanities Research of Canada Doctoral Fellowship
  • 1988 to 1989 - University of Toronto Open Doctoral Fellowship
  • 1978 - Government of Germany German 100Y Book Prize


  • University of Toronto (Department of French), Ph.D. Department of French Doctoral Thesis Prize, 1993
  • University of Toronto (Department of French), M.A., Linguistics and Literature, 1987 
  • Admitted to Ontario Bar, 1984
  • University of Ottawa (Common Law), J.D. Cum laude, 1982
  • University of Toronto, B.A. (Honours) with distinction, 1979

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