Our Firm

We have the depth of experience and expertise required to handle even the most sophisticated and complex civil litigation.  We are litigators, but above all we are problem-solvers.  Many of our peers and clients have commended us for our professionalism, sound judgment and excellence in advocacy.  We are recognized as leaders in litigation.

The Honourable Justice Heather J. Williams, now a Judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, was a co-founder of the firm and a partner from 2002 until her appointment to the bench in 2017.

Lawyers of the Cavanagh team include:

We are the legal team other lawyers turn to when they need advice and practical advocacy skills.

Our firm’s unique boutique format allows us to be agile, approachable, cost-effective and tech-savvy.

Our priorities include:

Client relationships
We continually manage litigation costs and uncertainties so that surprises are kept to a minimum.  We use sophisticated budgeting techniques, including critical path planning and task-based billing.  The relationships we have developed with our clients are founded on respect and a commitment to provide good value for our fees.

Community Involvement
We also have a deep commitment to the community.  Every single lawyer at the firm, including our highly capable team of associates, provides assistance on a pro bono basis through Pro Bono Law Ontario .

We use the latest information technology to operate a virtually paperless office.  Optimizing the use of technology makes us more efficient and nimble and improves the services we provide to our clients.

Formerly known as Cavanagh Williams Conway Baxter LLP, Cavanagh LLP is based in Ottawa, Canada.