Trusted Experience

The Honourable Richard C. Gates, Q.C.

  • Richard Gates Mediation & Arbitration Services Ltd., engaged in private practice (2016-to date)
  • Appointed a Judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (2003-2015)
  • Engaged as a Mediator for appx. 25 years in private practice and as a sitting Judge
  • 35 years of civil litigation law practice (1968 – 2003)
  • Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association, President (2011-2013)
  • County & District Law Presidents’ Association, Director (1989-2001)
  • County & District Law Presidents’ Association, President (1996-1998)
  • St. Clair Community College Board of Governors, Chair & Vice-Chair, (1976-1983)
  • St. Clair Community College Foundation, Founding Chair (1999-2002)
  • Children’s Aid Society for the County of Essex, Director (1969-1979), President (1977-79)
  • Essex Law Association, Director (1983-1989), President for two years
  • House of Sophrosyne, [a treatment facility for women], Director (1988-1991)
  • Hospice of Windsor and Essex County, Director (2016 – to date)

Credentials

  • BA – Carleton University, Ottawa (1963)
  • LLB – Queen’s University Law School (1966)
  • Called to the Bar of Ontario (1968)
  • Appointed Queen’s Counsel (1980)
  • Collaborative Decision Resources, Boulder, Colorado – completed advanced course in alternate dispute resolution (1998)
  • Certified as Mediator by the Ontario Mandatory Mediation Program (1999)
  • National Judicial Institute, completed Settlement Clinics I & II (2010 & 2013)

Current Professional Memberships

  • Essex Law Association (member since 1968)
  • The Advocates’ Society (active member since 1972)
  • Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association
  • Member of the Canadian Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (CADN) Affiliate Member – National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (U.S.)