The Honourable David E. Spiro
Educated at York University (B.A. with distinction 1984) and the University of Toronto (LL.B. 1987). Called to the Bar of Ontario (1989). Sole practitioner immediately prior to his appointment. Practiced tax litigation with Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (1989-1991), Department of Justice Canada (1991-2004), Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (2004-2009) and Dentons Canada LLP (2009-2014). Established the Tax Litigation Skills Certificate Program at The Advocates’ Society (2001-2005). Member of the Editorial Board of Tax Litigation (2004-2013) and frequent presenter at conferences of the Canadian Tax Foundation, Canadian Bar Association and The Advocates’ Society. Developed the Tax Advocacy Program with Pro Bono Students Canada and Dentons Canada LLP to prepare law students to represent low-income taxpayers before the Tax Court of Canada (2011). Member of the Tax Court of Canada Bench and Bar Committee (2007-2013) and the Judicial Advisory Committee for the Tax Court of Canada (2008-2013). Appointed to the Tax Court of Canada on April 15, 2019.