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Jeff Adams

Associate Fasken
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Jurisdiction Ontario, 2021
Language(s) English, French
Office(s) Toronto
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Jeff Adams is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School, a Canadian Paralympian, and six-time world champion in wheelchair racing. After a distinguished athletic career that included winning three Paralympic gold medals, he retired from competition in 2008 and was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2018.

In 2010, Jeff co-founded a design, engineering and manufacturing company focused on Category II medical devices. After seven years as President and CEO, and managing the acquisition of the intellectual property by a US company, Jeff decided to pursue a life-long dream of a career in law.

Jeff summered and articled with the Firm. He was seconded to the Workplace Safety Insurance Appeals Tribunal before joining as an Associate in July, 2021.

Jeff’s work experience includes serving as the Executive Director for the International Arts Games Foundation where he instructed counsel on the incorporation of a federal not-for-profit corporation, established an inaugural board of directors and created the charter and by-laws. He was also the President, CEO and Founding Partner of Icon Wheelchairs Inc. and President of Marvel Wheelchairs Inc. 

Jeff also has work experience in public service sector, serving as Co-Chair of the Accessibility Advisory Council of Ontario from 1999-2001, providing advice to the Minister of Citizenship on the development of the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001. 

At Osgoode Hall Law School, Jeff worked at the Business Clinic and interned at ARCH legal clinic. 

Jeff is a member of the Order of Ontario, and has been inducted into the Terry Fox Hall of Fame, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, the Athletics Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, and the Brampton Sports Hall of Fame. He is a past member of the Law Society of Ontario Equity Advisory Group. 

He has published articles in RegQuest, a Thompson Reuters publication focused on Regulatory Law, and the Law in Sport law review.

  • Member of the Order of Ontario
  • Member of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
  • Member of the Terry Fox Hall of Fame
     
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Education

  • JD Osgoode Hall Law School at York University

Community involvement

  • Member of the Board, Ontario Physical and Health Education Association (2019–present)
  • Member of the Equity Advisory Group, Law Society of Ontario (2018–2021)
  • Member of the Board, Icon Wheelchairs Inc. (2010–2016)
  • Member of the Board, Marvel Wheelchairs  Inc.(2005–2010)
  • Athlete Representative, Board of Directors,  Athletics Canada (1998–2002)
  • Chair of the Accessibility Committee, Toronto  2008 Olympic Bid Committee (1998–2001)
  • Co-Chair, Accessibility Advisory Council of Ontario (1999–2001)

Memberships & Affiliations

Article, Author More Than Just Sport: An Inside Look At The Modern Paralympic Classification System Law in Sport: Law Review
Newsletter, Author Mens Rea Reform for Regulatory Offences in Canada: Is it “reasonably practicable”? Thompson Reuters Regulatory Offences and Compliance Newsletter, Volume 13, No. 6

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