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Mike Winward

Bencher Candidate

Mike Winward is a Partner at Mackesy Smye LLP in Hamilton, where he practices in civil litigation with a primary focus on personal injury law. He has represented clients in trials before judges and juries, involving car accidents, long-term disability, medical negligence, as well as injuries on property and product liability. He is recognized as a Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Ontario, and is the past Chair of the Federation of Ontario Law Associations.

In 2017, the Hamilton Law Association—of which he is a Past President—awarded Mike the Emilius Irving Award in recognition of his contributions to the association and the broader community. He is frequently asked to deliver lectures to a range of organizations including the Hamilton Health Sciences, the Advocates’ Society, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, and the Law Society of Ontario.

Mike’s bachelor’s degree is from McMaster University, and he obtained his LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario.

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Mike Winward

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