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Two new associates for McLeish Orlando

Thursday, September 13, 2018 @ 9:01 AM | By John Chunn


Toronto personal injury firm McLeish Orlando announced that Joe Gaynor and William Harding have joined the firm as associates.

Gaynor started at McLeish Orlando as a summer student in 2015. After law school he returned to article with the firm. He was called to the bar in 2018 and joined the firm as a lawyer in the same year. He received his law degree from Western University. Prior to law school, Gaynor received a B.A. in business administration from Acadia University.

Gaynor loves all aspects of hockey. Growing up he played for the Plymouth Whalers in the Ontario Hockey League. He wanted a university education and to play hockey at the same time. During his four years in Nova Scotia at Acadia he played centre for the varsity team.

Harding joined the firm as a summer student and went on to complete his articles with the firm. During this time he assisted at a successful three-week jury trial for a badly injured young woman. After his call to the bar in 2018, William joined principal partner Patrick Brown’s team as an associate.

William received an honours B.A. from the University of Guelph, majoring in criminal justice and public policy and graduated with distinction. He earned his law degree from Queen’s University.

While studying at Queen’s, Harding served as a volunteer caseworker at Queen’s Legal Aid, helping members of the local community with their legal problems. For his legal work, William was awarded the McDougal-Watson Memorial Award for “excellence in file management, hard work and commitment to the achievement and development of the goals of Queen’s Legal Aid.”