Past Presidents

The Medico-Legal Society of Toronto was founded in 1950 by a group of doctors and lawyers to promote medical, legal and scientific knowledge, cooperation and understanding between the professions in the interest of justice and in the best interests of patients and clients.

The objectives of the Society are:

The following is a chronology of past Presidents to the current President of the MLST, which traditionally alternates between a legal professional and a physician: 

T.N. Phelan, Q.C. (1950-1951) Dr. G. Boyer (1951-1952) Hon. Mr. Justice E. Haines (1952-1953)
Dr. J. MacFarlane (1953-1954) A. MacDonald, Q.C. (1954-1955) Dr. A. Stokes (1955-1956)
J.D. Bell, Q.C. (1956-1957) K. Gray, Q.C. (1957-1958) E. Silk, Q.C. (1958-1959)
Dr. F. Dewar (1959-1960) Hon. Mr. Justice C.D. Stewart (1960-1961) Dr. W. Anderson (1961-1962)
The Hon. Mr. Justice B. Shapiro (1962-1963) Dr. J. Richardson (1963-1964) P.C.B. Pepper, Q.C. (1964-1965)
Dr. S. Gordon (1965-1966) D. Elliott, Q.C. (1966-1967) Dr. R. Galloway (1967-1968)
A. Leal, Q.C. (1968-1969) Dr. T. Morley (1969-1970) Professor J. Edwards (1970-1971)
Dr. E. Simmons (1971-1972) B. Legge, Q.C. (1972-1973) Dr. A. Purdy (1973-1974)
K. Howie, Q.C. (1974-1975) Dr. G. Sawyer (1975-1976) Hon. Mr. Justice H. Krever (1976-1977)
Dr. W. Paul (1977-1978) Hon. Mr. Justice D. Griffiths (1978-1979) Dr. J. Dawson (1979-1980)
J. Chercover, Q.C. (1980-1981) Dr. L. Harnick (1981-1982) I. Outerbridge, Q.C. (1982-1983)
Dr. I. Hector (1983-1984) W. Wigle, Q.C. (1984-1985) Dr. G. Hart (1985-1986)
R. A. Stradiotto, Q.C. (1986-1987) Dr. T.R.H. Box (1987-1988) Hon. Mr. Justice Campbell (1988-1989)
Dr. N. Lithwick (1989-1990) C. MacIntyre, Q.C. (1990-1991) Dr. Grant Farrow (1991-1992)
Hon. M. Justice M.L. Benotto (1992-1993) Dr. W.O. Geisler (1993-1994) Brian J.E. Brock, Q.C. (1994-1995)
Dr. R. Charles Bull (1995-1997) J. J. Colangelo (1997-1998) Dr. W. H. Harris (1998-1999)
Michael T. J. McGoey (1999-2000) Dr. J.R. Carlisle (2000-2001) Dr. James G. Young (2001-2002)
John J. Morris (2002-2003) Dr. Richard Isaac (2003-2004) Maria L. Z. McDonald (2004-2005)
Dr. Barry W. Malcolm (2005-2006) Michael K. McKelvey (2006-2007) Dr. Bonita Porter (2007-2008)
Philippa G. Samworth (2008-2009) Dr. Brian Butler (2009-2010) Michael B. Fraleigh (2010-2011)
Dr. Harold Becker (2011-2012) Fiona Brown (2012-2013) Dr. Laura Hawryluck (2013-2014)
Daphne Jarvis (2014-2015) Dr. David Evans (2015-2016) Valerie Wise (2016-2017)
Dr. Arthur Ameis (2017-2018) Joseph Caprara (2018-2019) Dr. James Kovacs (2019-2020)
Patrick Hawkins (2020-2021)