Jonathon George

Justice Jonathon GeorgeAfter spending two years at Kings University College, he attended Western’s Faculty of Law. After his call to the Ontario Bar in 2001 he joined Robbins, Henderson & Davis where he developed a criminal defence practice. On behalf of the Office of the Children’s Lawyer he represented children in family law and child protection cases. He represented the Chippewas of Kettle & Stony Point in employment and child protection matters and chaired its Constitutional Development Committee. He was also the First Nation’s co-counsel in its negotiations with the Federal Government concerning the return of the Stoney Point Reserve and represented its interests at the Ipperwash Public Inquiry.

Justice George was appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice in 2012; to the Superior Court of Justice in 2016; and to the Court of Appeal for Ontario in December 2021. At the Ontario Court he was the West Region’s Education Co-Chair and at the Superior Court was a member of the Chief Justice’s Indigenous Advisory Committee.