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Keegan Boyd








Osgoode Hall Law School


Ontario, 2009


Keegan Boyd is an associate in our Litigation Group in Toronto. He maintains a broad litigation practice, with an emphasis on complex commercial disputes and professional liability.

Mr. Boyd’s commercial litigation practice includes contractual disputes, energy and infrastructure disputes, product liability claims, financial services litigation, and class actions. His professional liability practice focuses on defending physicians and other professionals against allegations of professional misconduct and negligence in both civil and disciplinary contexts.

Mr. Boyd appears regularly before the Ontario Courts, including the Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court, and the Court of Appeal. He has also represented clients before other courts, administrative bodies, and tribunals, including the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, the Small Claims Court, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board, and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.

Mr. Boyd is an Adjunct Professor with the Queen’s University Faculty of Law, where he teaches Trial Advocacy. He is also an active member of the Unaccompanied Minors Project, a pro bono initiative that provides assistance to minors advancing claims for refugee status before the Immigration and Refugee Board.

Mr. Boyd obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2008, his Master of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business in 2008, and his Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) degree from McGill University in 2004. He has also worked for the Canadian Space Agency and completed international law exchanges at the National University of Singapore and at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Mr. Boyd was called to the Ontario Bar in 2009. He is a member of the Advocates’ Society, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto.


  • Counsel to a local distributor in the defence of a $60 million product liability claim against various local and international defendants in relation to the supply of allegedly defective pipe to a major oil sands project – Canadian Natural Resources Limited v. Emco Corporation et al.
  • Counsel to a pharmaceutical company in the defence of a product liability class action relating to a drug used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease – Banerjee v. Shire Biochem Inc. et al.
  • Counsel to the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in responding to a motion for an injunction to restrain the bank from terminating its banking relationship with a customer – International Relief Fund for the Afflicted and Needy (Canada) v. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
  • Counsel to an interventional radiologist in the defence of an eight-week jury trial regarding allegations of professional negligence in relation to treatment for perforated diverticulitis – Ormerod v. Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital et al.
  • Counsel to a Schedule I bank in the defence of a claim advanced by way of confidential arbitration involving allegations of accounting fraud and misrepresentation
  • Counsel to an insurance company in a subrogated claim arising out of an oil spill – Rodgers v. Rosen Fuels (1987) Limited et al.
  • Counsel to an emergency medicine specialist at a Coroner’s Inquest

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