Retired Judge, Superior Court of Justice – Ontario
Colin Campbell established his mediation and arbitration practice in the fall of 2013 at Amicus Chambers following at 15-year career as a Justice of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario.
During his judicial career, much of which was spent dealing with civil litigation, Colin managed and presided over a number of complex insolvency and restructuring cases as well as numerous complicated public and private shareholder disputes. During this time, he actively managed many civil cases and presided over hundreds of pre-trails, settlement conferences and judicial mediations.
Since 2013 Colin has conducted over 600 mediations, mainly investor, corporate/commercial shareholder and estate disputes but also including insurance and construction matters.
In addition, Colin has presided over more than 100 arbitration disputes, principally as a sole arbitrator in domestic issues but as well, several international disputes as a tribunal member under the auspices of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution of mediation and arbitration and other arbitral regimes.
Colin is a judicial Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration and a member of a number of bar related organizations.
Prior to his appointment as a judge in 1998, Colin was for 30 years with the firm of McCarthy Tétrault and was a leading counsel with extensive trial and appellate experience in a broad range of civil, criminal and regulatory matters in several Canadian provinces, including over 25 Supreme Court of Canada appearances.
During his legal career Colin held a number of elected and appointed positions to various legal organizations including as a bencher, the Law Society of Upper Canada, now known as the Law Society of Ontario.
From 2001 to 2004, Colin chaired the Task Force on Discovery in Ontario and was a founding member and later co-chair of Sedona Canada.
In 2014-15 Colin was Chair of a Task Force review of Student Transportation in Ontario. He is currently a roster mediator with the Ontario Securities Commission – Enforcement Branch program and is an appointed arbitrator to the Windsor-Detroit, State of Michigan Bridge Authority.