Jennifer McAleer is a skilled advocate with a broad civil litigation and administrative law practice. The scope of her practice includes professional regulation, commercial and pension litigation, health law and energy law. Recognized in particular for her experience in professional regulation, Jennifer has served as independent legal counsel to the Discipline and Fitness to Practise Committees of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario since 2007. In that capacity, she has participated in dozens of contested hearings, providing the adjudicators with legal advice on procedural and evidentiary issues as they arise during hearings.
Jennifer also has significant experience with public inquiries. She was co-counsel to the former premier of Ontario at the Ipperwash Public Inquiry; she served as Assistant Commission Counsel to the Goudge Inquiry into Pediatric Forensic Pathology in Ontario; she represented a long-term care facility at the Long-Term Care Homes Public Inquiry (the Wettlaufer Inquiry); and she is currently acting for a party at the Red Hill Valley Parkway Inquiry.
Jennifer routinely lectures and teaches on matters related to trial advocacy and evidence. She is a former member of the Executive of the Civil Litigation Section of the Ontario Bar Association and is a Skills Trainer for the Advocates' Society. Jennifer’s pro bono work has included representation of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CLA) and the Legal Education Action Fund (LEAF). Jennifer was recognized for her experience in Health Care Law by Best Lawyers in Canada in 2020 and 2021 and named an Acritas Stars Lawyer in 2019.