Tim Pinos

Tim Pinos
Telephone: 416 869 5784
Fax: 416 350 6903

Suite 2100, Scotia Plaza
40 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 3C2

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Tim Pinos is a partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Group. He has been certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Civil Litigation.

In the course of his wide-ranging commercial litigation practice, Tim has built up substantial expertise in complex litigation and class action issues, including in the areas of copyright and intellectual property litigation. He is one of the driving forces within the firm for the effective use of technology in litigation and client service.

Tim led the successful defence of the first class action commenced in Ontario, and in doing so established two important precedents in interest law and costs. He continues to be active in the defence and prosecution of class and large-scale multi-party litigation.

He has a strong academic background, having been a law professor in Australia and Malaysia between 1982 and 1989 where he taught Civil Procedure, Trial Practice, Company Law, Competition Law and Law and Economics. He has authored a number of books and articles on civil litigation and the use of technology in the legal profession.

Tim taught Civil Procedure on a part-time basis at Osgoode Hall Law School for a number of years. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the American Bar Association.


Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B., 1978

Recent Work

Publications, Newsletters and Articles

Class Actions e-COMMUNIQUÉ - August 2019

Supreme Court of Canada Confirms Arbitration Clauses Enforceable Against Businesses Claims

Product Liability e-COMMUNIQUÉ - February 2019

Class Actions e-COMMUNIQUÉ - September 2018

British Columbia Becomes More Plaintiff Friendly With Adoption of the Class Proceedings Amendment Act

Court of Appeal Restores Distinction Between ESA Minimum Notice Requirements and Common Law Notice

Product Liability e-COMMUNIQUÉ - June 2018

Class Actions e-COMMUNIQUÉ - April 2018

Conferences, Speaking Engagements, Events

Tim Pinos is a Panelist at the IADC Annual Meeting

Tim Pinos Discussing "Legal Issues Related to Multi-Jurisdictional Class Actions"

Call to the bar

Ontario, 1980
British Columbia


  • American Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • The Advocates' Society
  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Association of Defence Counsel (Chair, Class Actions Committee)


  • Benchmark Litigation 2016 (Litigation Star: Competition; Commercial; International Arbitration; Professional Liability; Securities)
  • The Legal 500 Canada (Dispute Resolution)
  • Certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Distinguished™ rating
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2013–2020 (Class Action Litigation)
  • Chambers Canada (Recognized Practitioner - Class Action (Defence)
  • Chambers Global 2006-2012 (Dispute Resolution: Ontario)
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Litigation - Product Liability)


Class Actions
Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment
Copyright & Entertainment
Intellectual Property
Product Liability
Securities Litigation