Douglas G. Ward, Q.C.

Our People


Admitted to the Bar Manitoba, 1970
LL.B., University of Manitoba, 1969
B.A., Carleton University, 1966


Michele Goossen 204.956.0560 ext. 224

"People choose lawyers they know, like and trust"

Practices business law, and litigation and dispute resolution.


Lectures, Speeches and Publications:

  • Law Society of Manitoba and Bar Admission Course – “Trial Advocacy” and “The Art of Cross-Examination”
  • Pitblado Lectures – various topics



  • Board of Directors, The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada – Manitoba and Nunavut Chapter
  • Former Honourary President, Boys Scouts of Manitoba
  • Governor, University of Manitoba, 1999 – 2008
  • Former President and Member of the Board of Directors, Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, 2003 – 2010


Memberships and Associations:

  • Charter Member Emeritus, Insolvency Institute of Canada
  • Sessional Lecturer, Bar Admission Course, Law Society of Manitoba
  • Founding Member, Hecla Island Advocacy College
  • Sessional Lecturer, University of Manitoba Law School, 2010 – 2015


Academic and Professional:

  • Recognized as Winnipeg’s “Lawyer of the Year” for 2020 in the area of Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law by The Best Lawyers® in Canada (Woodward/White)
  • Listed in Benchmark Canada 2016 Report as a Litigation Star for General Commercial, Insolvency, Product Liability
  • Recognized as a Lifetime Member by the Worldwide Registry of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs, 2015
  • Listed in Best Lawyers® as one of Canada’s top lawyers for Bet-the-Company Litigation, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring
  • Recognized as Winnipeg’s “Lawyer of the Year” for 2012 in the area of Corporate and Commercial Litigation by The Best Lawyers® in Canada (Woodward/White)
  • Martindale-Hubbell rating – AV Preeminent (being the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards) – 5.0 ranking out of 5.0
  • Listed by Lexpert® Magazine and the Financial Post as one of Canada’s top lawyers
  • Former Editor of Headnotes and Footnotes, a monthly newsletter published by the Manitoba Bar Association
  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, inducted in 2005
  • Queen’s Counsel Manitoba, 1997
  • Life Bencher, 1994 Law Society of Manitoba