Andrea Gonsalves


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Andrea advises and represents PCK clients on litigation matters. She carries on her practice, which focuses exclusively on litigation, as a partner at Stockwoods LLP, a leading boutique litigation firm in Toronto.

Andrea has extensive experience in litigation and dispute resolution across all areas of law including intellectual property litigation relating to trademarks, patents and copyright. With her broad-based litigation experience, Andrea can advise clients on complex issues at the intersection of intellectual property and other areas of law, including contract, corporate, commercial, defamation, privacy and regulatory/administrative law. She appears regularly before all levels of court in Ontario and the Federal Court, and before various administrative tribunals.

Since 2012, Andrea has been Adjunct Faculty at Osgoode Hall Law School. She is also an instructor for Osgoode Professional Development’s LLM program. Prior to joining Stockwoods LLP, Andrea clerked for the judges of the Court of Appeal for Ontario and for the Honourable Justice LeBel of the Supreme Court of Canada.
Andrea is a past winner of the Precedent Setter Award for outstanding accomplishment in the first ten years of law practice, and has been recognised as a “Future Star” and “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation.


Bachelor of Laws, University of Western Ontario


Barrister and Solicitor, Law Society of Ontario
The Advocates’ Society
Ontario and Canadian Bar Associations
Toronto Lawyers’ Association


Co-editor, Stockwoods Administrative and Regulatory Law Newsletter, 2015-present
Andrea Gonsalves & Benjamin Kates, A new era for open courts: Publication ban practice in Ontario, The Advocates’ Journal, Vol 36, No 1, Summer 2017
Justin Safayeni & Andrea Gonsalves, Anti-SLAPP law becoming paper tiger? The Law Times, January 23, 2017
Justin Safayeni & Andrea Gonsalves, The role of media in our democracy deserves special protection, The Globe and Mail, November 8, 2016
Andrea Gonsalves & Justin Safayeni, “Journalist’s legal loss to RCMP sets dangerous precedent,” The Star, April 5, 2016
Andrea Gonsalves & Pam Hrick, Judicial Review After the Horse has Left the Barn: The Administrative Law Implications of Bill C-51, 12th Annual National Forum on Administrative Law and Practice, Osgoode Professional Development, Program November 30-December 1, 2015
Andrea Gonsalves & Justin Safayeni, Prematurity and Adequate Alternative Remedies in the Post-Dunsmuir Era, 8th National Annual Forum: Administrative Law and Practice, Osgoode Professional Development, program October 23-24, 2012
Owen M. Rees & Andrea Gonsalves, The Application of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to the Regulation of Health Professionals: Anaemic Rights & Prescriptions for Change, Health Law in Canada, 2010, Volume 30, Number 4
Scott C. Hutchison & Andrea Gonsalves, Investigative Hearsay: R. v. Van, Law Society of Upper Canada, Six-Minute Criminal Defence Lawyer, 2010
Brian Gover & Andrea Gonsalves, When Do You Advise Your Client to Go to the Police?: Representing Clients Involved in White Collar Crime Investigations, White Collar Crime: Prosecuting and Defending Regulatory and Criminal Proceedings, Law Society of Upper Canada, program March 1, 2008
Paul Le Vay & Andrea Gonsalves, The Oppression Remedy – A Complicated Application Made Simple, Current Issues in Civil Litigation: Keys to Victory, OBA Institute of Continuing Legal Education, program February 4-5, 2008


Best of the Rest in 2015, Top Cases in Administrative Law 2015, The Advocates’ Society, January 2016
Bill C-51 and its Administrative Law Dilemmas, 11th Annual National Forum on Administrative Law and Practice, Osgoode Professional Development, December 2015
Ethical Issues in Administrative Law, Administrative Law and Practice, 2015, The Commons Institute, October 2015
How Civil Sexual Assault Claims Differ from Other Maltreatment Claims: What You Need to Know, The Guide to Bringing/Defending Civil Sexual Assault Claims, Osgoode Professional Development, January 2015
Administrative and Other Judicial Remedies, Top Cases in Administrative Law 2014, The Advocates’ Society, January 2015
Impartiality and Independence, Top Cases in Administrative Law 2012, The Advocates’ Society, January 2013
Judicial But No Review: Discretionary and Non-discretionary Bars to Administrative Law Remedies, 8th National Annual Forum: Administrative Law and Practice, Osgoode Professional Development, October 2012
Insite: Public Health’s Day in Court, Canadian Public Health Association 2012 Annual Conference, Canadian Public Health Association, 2012
Workshop: The Rules of Evidence in a Nutshell, Decision Writing: A Legal and Practical Guide to Making Decisions and Writing Reasons for Members of Administrative Tribunals, Canadian Institute, 2009