Thomas G. Heintzman practices as an independent mediator and arbitrator. He has arbitrated and mediated disputes relating to a wide variety of subject matters including insurance, construction law, corporate law and oppression remedies, class actions, franchises, leasehold disputes and claims against financial advisors, lawyers and real estate agents.
Mr. Heintzman was president of the Canadian Bar Association from 1994 to 1995, president of the Ontario Bar Association from 1989 to 1990 and a bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada for 8 years (2003-2011).
Mr. Heintzman is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and past Chair of its Toronto Chapter. Mr. Heintzman is as Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.
In 1980, Mr. Heintzman was appointed Queen’s Counsel, and in 1998, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2008, Mr. Heintzman received the Ontario Bar Association Award for Excellence in Civil Litigation.
Mr. Heintzman is a past adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School (Trial Advocacy) and the University of Toronto Law School (Computers and the Law; Contested Corporate Transactions) and is presently adjunct professor at Western Law School (Advanced Contract Issues; Alternative Dispute Resolution).
Mr. Heintzman was educated at Harvard University (1962, BA cum laude in economics), the University of London (1967, LLB) and Osgoode Hall Law School (1966, LLB).
Mr. Heintzman is the author of Heintzman & Goldsmith on Canadian Building Contracts (4th edition), which provides an analysis of the law of building contracts in Canada. Mr. Heintzman writes articles on arbitration and construction law that can be viewed on www.heintzmanadr.com and www.constructionlawcanada.com.