The Honourable Richard C. Gates, Q.C.

Retired Judge, Superior Court of Justice – Ontario

Following a reputable career as a Superior Court Judge, sitting in Windsor and serving the Southwest Region of Ontario, The Honourable Richard Gates has established a private practice for the purpose of conducting mediations and arbitrations.

Throughout his legal and judicial careers, spanning five decades, Richard focused on serious civil litigation matters, and was frequently approached to mediate complex and high risk lawsuits. He has successfully mediated countless cases and this distinction is widely recognized by members of the Bar.

Richard is known for his pragmatic approach, keen intellect and broad knowledge of the law. He is a skilled communicator who has established a solid reputation as a fair, patient, and thorough mediator who fosters an atmosphere that is conducive to achieving positive results.

Clients will greatly benefit from his wide range of experience as a trial lawyer, mediator, and Superior Court Judge, in guiding the dispute resolution process. Despite his analytical understanding of the legal issues, he recognizes that some cases will inevitably have to be tried.

In every instance he respects the individual interests of the parties, as well as the specific issues involved in each dispute, and skillfully brings to the process his unique ability to achieve a consensus.

Participatory Justice

Richard is pleased to offer his assistance in any of the following principal areas
Critical injury and insurance
Professional liability
Product liability
Corporate disputes
Commercial disputes
Class Actions