David Porter > McCarthy Tétrault > Toronto, Canada > Lawyer Profile

McCarthy Tétrault
66 Wellington Street West
Suite 5300, TD Bank Tower Box 48
Toronto ON M5K 1E6

Work Department

White-Collar Crime & Government


David Porter is the head of the firm’s White Collar Defence and Investigations practice, focusing on criminal defence, professional discipline defence and prosecution. He was made a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2015.

David has appeared as counsel on numerous criminal trials in the Superior Court of Justice and appeals in criminal matters in the Ontario Court of Appeal. He has acted for the Criminal Lawyers’ Association (Ontario) in the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also been engaged in both prosecuting and defending professionals before disciplinary tribunals. He has frequently appeared as trial and appellate counsel for self-regulating professional colleges in Ontario.


Ontario Bar, 1983


Since 2011, David has been the Canadian Bar Association member on the “Steering Committee on Justice Efficiencies and Access to the Justice System”.

He was the Law Society of Ontario representative on the Ontario Judicial Council from April 2015 to August 2019.

From 1996 to 1998, he was a member of the adjunct faculty of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where he taught trial advocacy, and he taught the LLM course in Evidence at Osgoode Hall Law School from 2015 to 2018.