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Meet Carolyn Brandow

Education Law Lawyer
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Professional Highlights

Carolyn has practiced civil litigation in London since her call to the bar. She provides litigation advice and representation to education sector clients in her areas of focus, including privacy, real estate, construction project, contract disputes, and litigation risk management.

In all areas of her practice, including in the education sector, Carolyn routinely collaborates with in-house, general counsel, and other layered committee or structured clients to work together to protect, preserve, and achieve the best results for the whole of the client’s interests. From advice to minimize litigation risks to arbitral, tribunal and court proceedings, Carolyn assists education sector clients with the wide variety of challenges they face.

  • Business and Contract Disputes
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Construction Project Litigation
  • Appeals
  • Administrative tribunals (Human Rights, Privacy Law)
  • Defence of Professionals in Self-Regulation Discipline and Complaint Proceedings

  • Best Lawyers in Canada, Lawyer of the Year, Medical Negligence & Professional Malpractice Law - London/Windsor
  • Best Lawyers in Canada for Administrative and Public Law, Health Care Law, Medical Negligence, Professional Malpractice Law
  • Recognized as a leading practitioner by Lexpert in the area of medical negligence [represents defendants] (2018-2022)
  • Recipient, 2018 Lexpert Zenith Award recognizing mid-career excellence in the legal profession
  • Junior Counsel to the Honourable Mr. Justice R.J. Haines, Review of the Meat Inspection and Regulatory Regimes in Ontario (2004)

  • "Quick & Dirty Personal Injury Update: Plaintiff & Defence Perspectives", Guest Speaker on Advocacy Practice Management Update: Proven tools to shorten trials, The Middlesex Law Association, June 14, 2019
  • “Summary Judgment Motions: Persuasive Advocacy – Winning Tactics”, Guest Speaker on Expert Evidence on Summary Judgment Motions, Ontario Bar Association Conference, May, 2011
  • “Privacy Law”, Guest Speaker, Real Estate Institute of Canada and Appraisal Institute of Canada (London Chapters) Meeting, March, 2011
  • “Simplifying Simplified Procedure”, Guest Speaker on Summary Judgment, Ontario Bar Association Conference, May, 2010
  • “Judicial Review of Tribunal Decisions”, published in The Litigator, December 2009. (Read article)
  • “Ordering compliance with orders to comply”, Municipal World, July 2008 Issue, page 29
  • “Notice for Frustrated Cross-Examiners” published in Litigation Tips & Traps: “Southren” Style, The Advocates’ Society Brief, vol. 19, No. 2 (Winter 2008 edition) (Read article)
  • Co-Author of “A Property Value Witness Without Property in the Witness”, Ontario Expropriation Newsletter, Fall 2007 (Read article)

  • Leader of Commercial Litigation Practice Group (2015 to present)
  • Co-Leader of Commercial Litigation Practice Group (2011-2015)
  • Adjunct Professor, UWO Law School “Civil Procedure” (2016)
  • Adjunct Professor, UWO Law School “Comparative US/Canadian E-Discovery Law” (2010)
  • Partner, Lerners LLP (2008 to present)
  • Associate lawyer, Lerners LLP (2006-2008)
  • Associate lawyer, Ledroit Beckett (1999-2006)
  • Articling Student, Harrison Elwood (1998-1999)

  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Middlesex Law Association
  • Southwest Region Women in the Law Association

  • Admitted to Ontario Bar (2000)
  • Bachelor of Laws, The University of Western Ontario (1998) (Dean’s List 1996-1997)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, The University of Western Ontario (1995) (Dean’s List 1992-1995)