Gord Kirke

Gord Kirke’s background and experience makes him a uniquely qualified mediator. Mr. Kirke practiced law for over 35 years with a focus on litigation, corporate and commercial law.

Mr. Kirke has been mediating for over 20 years and since joining Global Resolutions in 2008 has successfully chaired matters involving personal injury, employment law, occupiers’ liability, sexual assault, intellectual property, corporate and commercial law. Mr. Kirke is well known for his ability to bring people together.

Mr. Kirke’s areas of expertise include:

  • • corporate/commercial
  • • disability
  • • employment
  • • intellectual property
  • • insurance
  • • negligence
  • • organizational disputes
  • • occupiers’ liability
  • • personal injury
  • • sexual assault

Mr. Kirke, LL.B., LL.M., D.JURIS (HON.) is an adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and teaches at several other law schools in Canada and the United States. He has published in several journals and authored many legal articles.

Mr. Kirke is highly regarded in a wide circle of business and professional organizations. Mr. Kirke was retained by the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club for U.S. Senator George Mitchell’s investigation into performance enhancing drugs in baseball. He completed the Players First Report on behalf of the Canadian Hockey League in connection with sexual abuse and harassment in hockey. Both the York Region Abuse Program and the Children’s Aid Foundation have honoured Mr. Kirke for his contribution in protecting the welfare of children.

Mr. Kirke is an active volunteer. He has served as President of the Sports Lawyers Association. He is a Director of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sports and Tennis Canada. He is a past Director of the Children’s Aid Foundation and the Scarborough Distress Centre. Mr. Kirke serves on the boards of several other charities including the Special Olympics, the Conn Smythe Committee for Easter Seals, Prostate Cancer Canada and Scarborough Hospital Foundation.