Jason Beitchman takes pride in achieving creative and practical solutions for his clients. A commercial litigator at Cassels Brock, Jason has acted for clients in a wide range of commercial disputes dealing with contract, tort, product liability, property, construction, energy, education, conspiracy, defamation, equity and injunctive relief.
Jason has acted as counsel in seven different provinces and is called to the Bar in Ontario and British Columbia. In addition to appearing before various administrative tribunals and courts in other provinces, Jason has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court and Court of Appeal, and the Federal Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Some of Jason’s notable reported decisions include:
- SOCAN v. Bell Canada, 2012 SCC 36
- 2038724 Ontario Ltd. v. Quizno’s Canada Restaurant Corp., 2012 ONSC 6549
- British Columbia Lottery Corporation v. Canada, 2012 FC 1204, aff’d 2013 FC 307
- Canadian Wheat Board et al. v. Attorney General of Canada, 2012 MBQB 15
- Meeking v. The Cash Store Inc. et al., 2012 MBQB 58
- Stekel v. Toyota Canada Inc., 2011 ONSC 6507
- Rogers Cable Communications Inc. v. Bell Aliant, 2010 FCA 115
While in law school, Jason received numerous awards for his leadership, academic achievement and community involvement including the Charles J. Clark Scholarship in Law, the McCarthy Tétrault Leadership Award and the Law Society’s award for Outstanding Achievement in Legal Studies. He worked as a research assistant to Dean Bruce P. Elman focusing in the areas of constitutional and criminal law, and worked concurrently as a teaching assistant in contract law. Jason was actively involved in student government, the law review and was an avid and successful participant in a number of moot court competitions where he was recognized for his excellence in written and oral advocacy.
Prior to joining Cassels Brock, Jason served as a law clerk to Justice Robert L. Barnes of the Federal Court of Canada.
- Advocates’ Society
- Canadian Bar Association
- Ontario Bar Association – Civil Litigation Law Section (2013-2014 Executive Committee)
- Defence Research Institute