Tom Curry

Tom Curry

Doctor of Letters

(honoris causa) DLitt

Tom Curry is a leading trial and appellate lawyer and Managing Partner of Lenczner Slaght LLP, Canada’s leading litigation firm.

Curry was born and raised in North Bay. He graduated from Chippewa Secondary School in 1977 and later obtained a degree from the University of Waterloo, School of Urban and Regional Planning. He then attended Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Ontario Bar as a lawyer in 1986.

Curry served for two terms on the Board of Governors of Nipissing University and played an important role as a Member of the Special Governance Commission formed in 2015 under a Memorandum of Agreement between the Nipissing University Faculty Association and Nipissing University. In 2016, the Special Governance Commission reported on recommendations to assess and improve the joint governance structures and culture of collegiality at Nipissing. The work of the Special Governance Commission lead to significant improvements in the quality of the relationships and engagement between the Board, Academic Senate, administration, students, and the wider community at Nipissing.

Curry’s work as a lawyer has been recognized in various professional honours including the prestigious Law Society Medal, The Catzman Award, and The Advocates Society Award for Excellence in Teaching. Tom is a passionate teacher and mentor who strives to inspire future generations of lawyers and students. He has supported future graduates at Nipissing University, The University of Waterloo and Osgoode Hall Law School through the creation of bursaries and awards intended to help students in financial need.