Stephen Ellsworth joined Templeman Menninga LLP as an articling student in 2006 and became an Associate Lawyer on his call to the bar in 2007. Working in the firm’s Municipal and Civil Litigation Departments.
Stephen has experience in the following practice areas:
- Civil Litigation – includes both prosecution and defence of corporate/commercial, personal injury and construction lien claims;
- Municipal Law – includes drafting of municipal by-laws, prosecution of municipal by-law and Provincial Offences Act infractions, rendering of opinions to municipal clients and defence of lawsuits against municipal clients;
- Planning Law – Stephen has represented both public and private clients on a wide variety of planning applications and appeals before the Ontario Municipal Board;
- Criminal and Regulatory Defence – Stephen has represented individuals who have been criminally charged in matters such as impaired driving and “over 80”, theft, assault and sexual assault. In addition, Stephen has represented individuals charged with wide variety of regulatory offences, including those brought pursuant to the Highway Traffic Act, the Aggregate Resources Act, the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act and the Environmental Protection Act.
Stephen regularly appears before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice including both the Small Claims Court and Provincial Offences Act Court divisions, the Ontario Court of Justice, the Ontario Municipal Board and the Environmental Review Tribunal of Ontario.
A native of Oshawa, Stephen attended Trent University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Business in 1999. He continued his studies at the University of Western Ontario Law School receiving his law degree in 2006.
An avid sportsman when he is not practicing law, Stephen can be found playing recreational hockey, golfing or fishing.
Stephen is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the Hastings County Law Association, the Canadian Defence Lawyers Association and the Quinte Criminal Lawyers Association.