Telephone: 905-475-7676 ext 340
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.
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 a LLM in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution from the University of Hong Kong, a LLB from Queen Mary, University of London, and a BBA (Honours Bachelor of Business Administration) from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Edward is interested in a variety of areas of law, including civil litigation, dispute resolution, constitutional law, human rights, employment and labour law, landlord and tenant law, consumer protection, real estate, and Christian religious freedoms. Edward regularly appears at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and a number of administrative tribunals.
Edward is a member of the Christian Legal Fellowship, the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers, the Christian Legal Society, the Runnymede Society, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Canadian Bar Association. Edward currently serves as a Board Member on the Markham Public Library Board and as a Member of 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.
Edward aspires to provide friendly, courteous, professional, and ethical service that exceed his clients’ expectations and be a positive influence to 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
Bachelor of Education, Adult Education, With Distinction, Brock University
Certificate in Ethics, Ryerson University
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