Jeremy Martin
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40 King Street West
Toronto, ON
M5H 3C2

Jeremy Martin is an associate in the Litigation Group. He practises commercial litigation and dispute resolution with a focus on class proceedings. Jeremy has particular experience working with clients in the areas of product liability, commercial disputes and electoral law, and has appeared as lead counsel before provincial, superior and appellate courts.

Jeremy is a co-author of the Annual Survey of Civil Procedure in Watson & McGowan’s Ontario Civil Practice and the author of a leading article on waiver of tort. He publishes primarily in the areas of class proceedings, civil procedure and legal history.

Jeremy graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 2011. While attending law school, he was awarded the Osgoode Society prize for his contributions to the field of Anglo-Canadian legal history and received top standing in Litigation and Dispute Resolution. He was appointed Senior Editor of Private Law at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review, and represented the Faculty in the Laskin national constitutional moot.

Jeremy’s professional philosophy is that litigation is only a kit of tools, some of which may be used in a broader approach to extinguishing disputes. Despite his successes in the courtroom, he considers his best work to have been done on cases that were never filed, argued or covered in the press.

Representative Cases:

  • McEwing v. Canada (Attorney General), 2013 FC 525 (the ‘Robocalls case’): Successfully defended seven Members of Parliament in a contested election proceeding.
  • Burk Steel, Inc. v. Steelcon Group Ltd., 2015 ONSC 2637 (Div. Ct.): Secured and personally executed a search and seizure order against a non-compliant judgment debtor, successfully defending the order on appeal.
  • Cardinal Meat Specialists Ltd. v. Jarvis et al., 2014 ONSC 1107: Secured a Mareva (asset-freezing) injunction despite full notice to the defendants in a complex corporate misappropriation case.
  • Anderson v. Canada (Attorney General), Case file no. 2007 01T4955 CP et al. (Nfld. T.D.): Secured an unconditional discontinuance of Newfoundland’s third-party claim against a religious order in a $500 million residential schools class proceeding.
  • Sterling Tile & Carpet v. Sierra Building Group et al., Case file no. SC-12-92836-0000: Obtained judgment in full after a three-day trial in respect of a residential development dispute.
  • Jet Express 1979 Ltd. v. Pawlick et al., Case file no. SC-13-21878-00: Successfully stayed six related claims totalling in excess of $100,000 prior to filing a defence.


  • J.M. Martin, “Waiver of Tort: An Historical and Practical Survey” (2012) 52:3 C.B.L.J. 473 (Special Supplement).
  • J. Phillips and J.M. Martin, “Manitoba Fisheries v. The Queen: The Origins of Canada’s De Facto Expropriation Doctrine”, in Tucker et al., eds., Property on Trial: Canadian Cases in Context (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2012) at 259.
  • G.M. Zakaib and J.M. Martin, “International Class Actions in the Canadian Context: Standing, Funding, Enforceability and Trial”, (2012) 79 Def. Counsel J. 296.
  • J.M. Martin, “Sui Generis: Common Law Solutions to Constitutional Problems in Multijurisdictional Class Proceedings”, 69 U.T. Fac. L. Rev. 1.
  • G.M. Zakaib and J.M. Martin, “Recent Developments in Product Liability Class Proceedings”, 2010 OBA Class Action Colloquium (Toronto: Ontario Bar Association).


Call to the bar

Ontario, 2012


  • American Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • The Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History