Janice Wright

Direct: 416-479-9685
Email: janice@wrighttemelini.com
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Legal Education
Queen's Law School
Year of Call: Ontario 1993

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Janice is recognized as one of Canada’s top trial lawyers. She practises in a broad range of complex civil, regulatory and cross-border litigation. Janice is consistently ranked as top counsel by Lexpert, Best Lawyers and Benchmark Canada. Most recently, she was invited to be a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.

Janice routinely represents clients in high-stakes litigation. Many of her cases involve complicated fact scenarios and unique legal arguments. For example, she acted as lead counsel on one of Canada’s most prominent insider trading cases.

Janice has extensive experience dealing with securities regulators, including the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), as well as the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the Mutual Fund Dealers Association (MFDA), together now known as the Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization (CIRO).  In addition to representing individual and institutional clients, Janice has been retained by regulatory bodies across the country to provide expert advice.

In addition to her securities law practice, Janice represents clients in corporate commercial and administrative law cases. Her previous cases include, for example: representing professionals on allegations of misconduct; representing a lead prosecutor in a law society investigation; representing a major financial institution in an oppression remedy case; representing a large public company during an investigation of fraud involving multiple civil lawsuits and regulatory proceedings. She has also advised clients in wrongful dismissal suits, contractual disputes, quasi-criminal matters, and directors’ and officers’ liability claims.

Janice’s opinion and experience are valued by her peers and regulatory authorities. She is frequently asked to provide input and feedback to both.

Early on in her career, Janice worked as Senior Policy Advisor to a federal Minister.

Before establishing Wright Temelini LLP in 2013, Janice practised at several major Canadian law firms.


Janice has published numerous papers and speaks regularly at conferences, industry events, and faculty of law classes. She teaches trial advocacy skills to other lawyers. 

A full list of Janice’s speaking engagements is available on the Wright Temelini LLP website at this link.


Janice has completed the Directors Education Program at the Rotman School of Management and earned the professional ICD.D designation.

Janice graduated from the University of Toronto as a gold medalist. She obtained her LL.B. from Queen’s Law School where she won various academic prizes.


Janice is a member of The Ontario Bar Association, The Canadian Bar Association, The Advocates’ Society, The Criminal Lawyers’ Association and The Toronto Lawyers’ Association. She is also a member of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association. She has sat on numerous not-for-profit boards and is a past Director of The Advocates’ Society.

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