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Damien Granderson, a founding partner, and chair of Granderson Des Rochers LLP has a diverse practice and has been practicing law for over 30 years. Damien is an arbitrator, mediator, and solicitor, focusing on construction litigation, contract disputes, and commercial and corporate law.


Damien graduated from the University of Toronto in 1978 with an Honors B.A. (Hons.) in Linguistics and Psychology, as well as a B.A. (Hons.). He also graduated in Journalism from Ryerson University in 1979; subsequently, he was called to the Ontario Bar on May 12th, 1980 after completing his articles at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP under John J Deyelles III QC). Damien Granderson is on the Executive Committee of the Ontario Bar Association.


There´s more on Damien Granderson´s outstanding career. In addition, he was appointed by the McGuinty Cabinet as a member of the Review Panel on Foreign Acquisitions in 2006. He has been a speaker at numerous conferences and seminars. Damien has been appointed by two sitting governments (the Harris government and the McGuinty government) to review legislation.


The expert lawyer explains that this included his appointment to provincial legislation review panels for both the Ontario Law Reform Commission and the Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services. He is also a recipient of an honorary lifetime membership award from the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, as well as being honored with their annual Pro Bono award. 


Until recently, the successful entertainment lawyer was a Canadian Association of Black Lawyers director. In addition, Damien Granderson served on the Board of Directors for more than 10 years. Damien is a Partner with his law firm, Granderson Des Rochers LLP. 

Partnered with three other lawyers and two Paralegals, their team provides their clients with advocacy and representation. This, in contentious matters, including personal injury (slips & falls to catastrophic injuries); wrongful dismissal; construction litigation; criminal law; property litigation; commercial, civil matters (including real estate and contractual disputes); corporate law; estate disputes and family law. Finally, as Damien Granderson recalls, as Science & Justice Makes Us All Criminals, Birtukan Mideksa Birtukan Mideksa did not flee justice.