Edward Choi

Telephone: 905-475-7676, Ext 340

Email: edwardchoi@mbb.ca

BARRISTER & SOLICITOR, NOTARY PUBLIC (ONTARIO)

JD (UNB), LLM (HKU), LLB (QMUL), BBA (WLU)

Edward graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of New Brunswick.  After receiving his Juris Doctor (JD) degree, Edward completed his articling at Metcalfe, Blainey & Burns LLP and was Called to the Bar of Ontario in January 2017. His law practice covers a variety of areas, including real estate, landlord and tenant law, employment and labor law, dispute resolution, consumer protection, small claims, estate administration, immigration law, constitutional law, human rights law and Christian religious freedoms

Prior to practicing law, Edward held positions in the private, public, not-for-profit, and educational sectors. In addition to his JD degree, Edward also holds an LLM in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution from the University of Hong Kong, a LLB from Queen Mary, University of London, and a BBA (Honors Bachelor of Business Administration) from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Edward is a member of the Christian Legal Fellowship, the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers, and the Ontario Bar Association of the Canadian Bar Association.  Edward currently serves as an appointed board member of the Markham Public Library Board, and the Race Relations Committee of the City of Markham. Outside of the office, Edward enjoys travelling, learning and exploring, socializing, skiing, biking, volunteering and advocating for his community.

 

Previous work experience:

Legal Research Assistant, Canadian Council of Christian Charities (Legal Affairs Department)

Summer Student, The Law Society of Upper Canada

Marketing Research Analyst, Wilfrid Laurier University (Brantford Campus)

University 102 Co-Facilitator, Wilfrid Laurier University (Brantford Campus)

Teaching Assistant, Ryerson University (Ted Rogers School of Management)

Internal Audit Team Member, London Life Insurance Company (Internal Audit)

Research Analyst, Ontario Ministry of Public Infrastructure Renewal

Summer Employment Officer, Service Canada (Service Canada Centre for Youth)

 

Current/Previous volunteer experience:

Founder and Co-organizer, Christmas Once Again

Board Member, Markham Public Library Board

Race Relations Committee Member, City of Markham

Member of the Senate (and committees) of the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton campus)

Student Legal Information Centre, University of New Brunswick

Member of the Board of the Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong

Course Representative, Queen Mary, University of London

Career Events Director, Queen Mary Law Society

Student Advisor, Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre

Victim Response Volunteer, Victim Services of York Region

Volunteer, Legal Resources (Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union)

Internal Vice President/Activities Coordinator, WLU Chinese Students’ Association

 

Education/Professional Qualification:

Barrister & Solicitor, The Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario)

Juris Doctor, University of New Brunswick

Master of Laws (LLM in Arbitration & Dispute Resolution), The University of Hong Kong

Bachelor of Laws, 2:1 Honours, Queen Mary, University of London

Diploma in Accounting (post-degree), with distinction, The University of Western Ontario

Honours Bachelor of Business Administration Co-op, Accounting, Wilfrid Laurier University

Ontario Secondary School Diploma, Markville Secondary School