Ranjan K. Agarwal maintains a complex litigation practice, with a specific focus on class action, commercial, constitutional and employment disputes.
Ranjan has appeared as lead or co-counsel in 13 cases before the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also briefed and argued numerous cases in Federal Court, Ontario and across Canada, and provides strategic advice to companies, funds and organizations at all stages of complex litigation.
In its national rankings, Benchmark Litigation recognized Ranjan as a future star in commercial litigation, noting that he has “probably been involved in more interventions in the Supreme Court of Canada than anyone of his vintage.” Among other recognitions, Lexpert magazine named him a Rising Star: Leading Lawyer Under 40 and Precedent magazine recognized him as Precedent Setter for his advocacy and pro bono work.
Ranjan is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, and co-author of Class Actions Law and Practice. He has published numerous articles on a wide variety of litigation issues in the Supreme Court Law Review, National Journal of Constitutional Law, Alberta Law Review, Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law and the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law.
Ranjan is President of the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto, one of North America’s largest diverse bar associations. He is also Chair of the Ontario Bar Association’s Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights section. In 2015, the OBA awarded Ranjan its Heather McArthur Memorial Young Lawyers Award.
University of Alberta, BA (First Class Hons.), 1999Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, MA (International Affairs), 2003University of Ottawa, LLB, 2003Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, LLM (Constitutional Law), 2011