Erin Pleet


Erin practices commercial litigation. She has wide advocacy experience in complex commercial disputes, injunctions, defamation, fraud, securities litigation, estate litigation, public/administrative law, breach of fiduciary and statutory duties, and appeals. She provides clients with practical advice to resolve disputes. Erin has appeared at all levels of Court in Ontario.

While attending Queen’s University, Faculty of Law, Erin received a number of academic and leadership awards, including Bronze Scholar, the McCarthy Tétrault Leadership Award, and the Dean’s Key.

Following her articles at a full-service Toronto firm, Erin served as a judicial law clerk to the judges of the Divisional Court in Toronto.

In addition to her extensive litigation experience, Erin is a leader and advocate in the legal community. She currently serves as Chair of the Young Advocates’ Standing Committee (YASC) of The Advocates’ Society. Erin is an active volunteer with Pro Bono Ontario, and worked with PBO to establish an amicus program to assist self-represented litigants before the Divisional Court.   


Representative Mandates

  • Successfully brought “anti-SLAPP" motions to dismiss defamation claims.
  • Represented a professional regulatory body in successfully seeking injunctions against unlicensed providers of professional services.
  • Part of a team defending an enforcement action at the Ontario Securities Commission and a class action claim against the chief financial officer of the company, which took place in the course of the company’s restructuring.
  • Junior counsel on a complex, multi-party $20 million fraud claim.
  • Acted for a U.S. subsidiary claiming indemnification for pre-arrangement taxes arising out of a Plan of Arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act with a $400 million transaction value. Defended the responding Application seeking rectification of the tax indemnity agreement executed in connection with the Plan of Arrangement.
  • Appointed amicus curiae in a proceeding at the Divisional Court.

Professional Involvement

Erin is Chair of the Young Advocates’ Standing Committee (“YASC”), a committee of The Advocates’ Society. YASC acts as a voice for young advocates (ten years of call or fewer) within the profession, and provides young advocates with access to a community of peers and colleagues.

Erin is also a member of:

  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Toronto Lawyers Association


  • The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2022 (Administrative and Public Law, Appellate Practice)


  • Combined J.D.-M.P.A. (Queen’s), 2011
  • B.A. (Honours) (Carleton), 2007

Called to the Bar: 2011