Ronald D. Davis, Ph.D.
Barrister & Solicitor

General Counsel

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+1 416-410-8191 x510
rdavis@ellwood.com

Education

1993
Ph.D. Department of French Doctoral Thesis Prize
University of Toronto (Department of French)
Thesis: Chronosemantics: A theory of Time and Meaning
Area of research: Linguistics

1987
M.A.
University of Toronto (Department of French)
Area of research: Linguistics and literature

1987
Bar Admission Course
Law Society of Upper Canada

1982
J.D. Cum laude
University of Ottawa (Common Law)

1979
B.A. (Honours) with distinction French Specialist Diploma University of Toronto

Studied music with Darwyn Aitken (student of David Saperton and Oscar Peterson) Piano and theory

Experience

Academic
Visiting Scholar - Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan (2006-2007)
Assistant Professor - University of Toronto (Department of French) (1993-1998)
Teaching Assistant - University of Toronto (Department of French) (1986-1992)

Legal

2012–
ellwood Evidence Inc. (ellwoodevidence.com) Principal
Forensic litigation support

2012–
Best Writer, Best Lawyer (bestwritersbestlawyers.com) Principal
Legal writing workshops

2001–2002
LSUC Practice Reviewer
Professional Competence and Practice Review Program
Law Society of Upper Canada

1990–2002
Instructor - Professional Ethics, Legal Writing
Bar Admission Course - Law Society of Upper Canada

1986,1996
Instructor
Continuing Legal Education - Law Society of Upper Canada

1984–
Ronald D. Davis / Ronald D. Davis Professional Corporation
Barrister and Solicitor
Senior Law Analyst and Writer
Civil litigation and appellate support
From 1986: part time

Music

In addition to his academic and legal experience, Ron is "one of Canada's A-List Pianists!" -CFRB. With nine widely praised recordings, Ron Davis has established himself as one of the most original, enjoyable voices in jazz today. Ron is active on the worldwide jazz scene. He cites piano giants Oscar Peterson, Art Tatum and Thelonious Monk as inspirations, but his clean, energetic, joyous playing style is uniquely his own.

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