Susan Ursel, LLB
Senior Partner, Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP
LLB, Osgoode Hall Law School
Bachelor of Arts (B.A. with High Honours) – University of Toronto
Susan Ursel is Senior Partner with the Toronto law firm Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP. She is a Director on the board of Compute Ontario. Ms. Ursel graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with High Honours from the University of Toronto in 1979, obtained her LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1984 and was subsequently called to the Bar in Ontario in 1986.
She has been recognized for a variety of career achievements in the fields of labour, human rights and pension law. In 2016, Ms Ursel was named to the Independent Advisory Board for Supreme Court of Canada Justices, tasked with recommending qualified, functionally bilingual candidates who reflect a diversity of backgrounds and experiences for appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada. Ms Ursel was recognized for her work on access to justice in the spring of 2016 when she was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award from Pro Bono Ontario. This prestigious award recognizes her early and continuing efforts to provide access to justice for all Ontarians, among other outstanding achievements.