Jacqueline L. King is a distinguished partner at Levitt Sheikh LLP. She brings a wealth of trial experience, having argued a spectrum of complex legal issues before various trial and appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada — arguing matters ranging from employment, shareholders disputes, fraud, oppression remedies and tax litigation.

Her acumen in employment law has been recognized with her peer reviewed selection for the 2023 edition of “Best Lawyers in Canada” under the “Labour and Employment Law” category.

Jacqueline has taught within the judicial community through speaking engagements at the National Judicial Institute, an educational platform for Superior Court judges. As an author, she has significantly contributed to the legal literature with works such as 25 Rules for Success, The Trial Book, and Entertainment Law in Canada.

In service to the legal profession, Ms. King has played pivotal roles in the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations, chairing committees such as Judicial Issues and the Supreme Court of Canada Liaison, along with her contributions to Government and Advocacy and Continuing Legal Education and Ethics committees. She holds the prestigious title of Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation from the Law Society of Ontario and boasts the top peer-reviewed 5/5 AV Preeminent Ranking by Martindale-Hubbell. This accolade acknowledges her as one of the premier litigators nationwide, highlighting her exceptional legal skills and ethical fortitude.

As an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, she educates the next generation in Labour and Employment Law and has chaired the Osgoode Professional Development’s program on Evidence Law for the Civil Litigator for over 17 years.

Ms. King’s publications and presentations span the full breadth of commercial and civil litigation. Her commitment to sharing her knowledge is evident in her frequent lectures and seminars, where she continues to guide and influence both peers and students, solidifying her role as a mentor and thought leader in the legal field.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Labour and Employment
  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Estate Litigation
  • Insolvency and Creditors’ Rights
  • Insurance
  • Media, Advertising, and Entertainment Law
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Regulation and Discipline Law
  • Taxation Litigation

AWARDS

Jacqueline’s professional journey is distinguished by numerous prestigious awards, each underscoring her role as a trailblazer in the legal field and her unwavering dedication to excellence.

  • GRANTED, Adjunct Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University – 2024-2025 – Employment Law.
  • Recognized in the 2023 edition of “Canada’s Best Lawyers” for her exceptional work in Labour and Employment Law, distinguishing her among the leading practitioners in the field.
  • Achieved the distinction of being ranked as one of the top litigators in the country with the coveted 5/5 AV Preeminent Ranking by Martindale-Hubbell. This ranking is the highest peer-reviewed recognition of legal ability and ethical standards, underscoring her superior expertise and integrity, and affirming her status among the elite in the legal profession.
  • Recipient of the 2014 Osgoode Professional Development CLE Contribution Award awarded in recognition of outstanding contribution to Osgoode Continuing Legal Education.

EDUCATION + CREDENTIALS

  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1994
  • Queen’s University, LL.B., 1992
  • Dalhousie University, Bachelor of Commerce, 1988