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Law’02 change catalyst among Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 ‘Most Influential’ 

(September 1, 2017)

Eric Gottardi, Law’02, in the grand foyer of the Supreme Court of Canada
Eric Gottardi, Law’02, in the grand foyer of the Supreme Court of Canada (Photo by John Major)

Described by his peers as “a brilliant lawyer whose compassion and commitment to his work and his clients shines through,” Eric Gottardi, Law’02, has received national recognition in the areas of human rights, advocacy and criminal law. Canadian Lawyer magazine has named him one of 2017’s Top 25 Most Influential in the justice system and legal profession in Canada.

Canadian Lawyer has published the following citation for Gottardi, a partner with Peck & Co. Barristers in Vancouver, B.C.: 

Eric Gottardi represented Barrett Richard Jordan in R. v. Jordan, a landmark case in criminal court delay that has become a catalyst for change in the legal world, causing there to be caps placed on how long a case can get delayed in the courts. He was at the forefront fighting for the rights of his client and sent change rippling through the legal realm. In 2016, he was also counsel for the Canadian Bar Association at the Supreme Court of Canada in R. v. Lloyd, a constitutional challenge to the mandatory minimum sentence regime for drug trafficking.

Queen’s Law congratulates Eric Gottardi on receiving this honour. 

Read the story, “Queen’s grad wins major mandatory minimums case at Supreme Court,” published in the July 2016 issue of Queen’s Law Reports Online