Kelly P. Hart


Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Defence, Personal Injury Litigation, Professional Liability

Kelly P. Hart


T: (705) 223-5464 F: (705) 223-5465
Called To The Bar: 2007

Kelly P. Hart


Sylvia Lothian
T: (705) 223-5464

Kelly has been practicing with Williams Litigation Lawyers LLP across Eastern and Northern Ontario exclusively in the area of civil litigation since his call to the bar in 2007.  

Growing up working long hours on a Manitoba farm taught Kelly the value of hard work and tenacity, traits that mark him now as a lawyer. He has never lost his small town touch or his ability to relate to people and to the real life challenges that many of his clients are facing.

Never one to shy away from a difficult case, Kelly is always looking for creative ways to be an effective advocate. As a skilled negotiator, Kelly has successfully resolved hundreds of cases for both individuals and institutional clients.  As part of a firm of trial lawyers, Kelly is at home in the courtroom and is always prepared to take a matter to trial if the case demands.

Kelly has appeared successfully on jury and judge alone trials, motions, and appeals at various levels of court including, the Federal Court of Canada, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Divisional Court, and the CPP Disability Review Tribunal.

Kelly regularly volunteers providing free legal advice to self-represented low-income clients through Law Help Ontario’s legal clinic. His free time is spent enjoying time with his young family and playing hockey, although he admits that seeing the goal light turn red is now quite a rarity.


  • LL.B., University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario (2006)
  • B.A., (Political Science), Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia (2002)

Selected Professional Activities

  • Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Canadian Bar Association
  • Speaker, “Best Practices Regarding Surveillance Evidence”, Canadian Defence Lawyers Sept 2017
  • Presenter, 2017 Ottawa Courthouse Series, “Telling a Compelling Story: Closing Arguments”, The Advocates’ Society, March 2017
  • Speaker, "Retainer Agreements", County of Carleton Law Association Annual Civil Litigation Conference, Nov 2011
  • Speaker, “Excelling at Articling,” Ontario Bar Association, 2008-2011
  • Co-authored “The Dirty Property: Pre-Closing Inspections and the Duty to Inspect,” Ontario Bar Association, Magic Words in Real Estate Seminar, March 2007
  • Co-authored “Safely Navigating the Litigation Process” Ontario Municipalities Seminar Series, May 2007
  • Co-Authored, "No contract. No claim?" County of Carleton Law Association, Construction Law CLE Seminar Series, September 2008
  • Volunteer Duty Counsel - LawHelp Ontario / Pro Bono Law Ontario

Selected Cases

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