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Gowling WLG adds Ottawa-based partner Houston

Tuesday, November 07, 2017 @ 3:25 AM | By Carolyn Gruske


Civil litigator Robert (Bob) Houston is the newest partner at Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office.

Houston is one of the Supreme Court of Canada agents qualified to represent provincial attorneys general and private law firms.

As a litigator (and previously a partner at Burke-Robertson LLP), Houston’s practice involved professional negligence, defamation, appellate advocacy and personal injury cases. He translated that experience into teaching legal courses at the University of Ottawa and lecturing for the Law Society of Upper Canada bar admission course.

Houston is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has served as a director of The Advocates’ Society and the Canadian Bar Association, and is a past president of the County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA). Houston is also the recipient of the John P. Nelligan Award for Excellence in Advocacy from The Advocates’ Society for the Ottawa region.

“With more than four decades of experience across all areas of litigation, Bob is an invaluable addition to our advocacy team,” said Peter Lukasiewicz, CEO of Gowling WLG Canada.

“He is a seasoned trial and appellate counsel who will enhance our bench strength and serve as a critical resource for his litigation colleagues.”