Kevin D. Toyne LL.M, LL.B, B.A.

Kevin D. Toyne LL.M, LL.B, B.A.

Year of call: 2004, 2015 Call location: Ontario, Manitoba Print


Kevin is an experienced civil and appellate litigator. His diverse practice includes administrative law, appellate advocacy, commercial litigation, fraud litigation, insurance litigation, judicial review, the oppression remedy, professional negligence, property litigation, receiverships, regulatory prosecutions and shareholder disputes.

Kevin has significant experience with extraordinary remedies.  Kevin obtained the injunction that ended the illegal “Rooster Town Blockade” preventing the development of Winnipeg’s Parker Lands in September 2017 and he appeared as lead counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada in Laiken v. Carey, [2015] 2 S.C.R. 79, a decision upholding his prosecution of a senior litigator for contempt of court.

Kevin’s practice also includes the growing field of animal law. In 2012 and 2013, Kevin successfully represented the Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary pro bono before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in proceedings involving “Darwin the IKEA Monkey”.  He served as the Vice-Chair of the Animal Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association in 2014-2015 and regularly appears as a media commentator on animal law issues.

Kevin has appeared as counsel before the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench, the Manitoba Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, every level of court in Ontario, as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. He also has experience before mediators, arbitrators and the discipline panels of various regulated professions.

Kevin teaches Civil Procedure at Robson Hall Law School at the University of Manitoba. He is a presiding member of the Cooperative Housing Appeal Tribunal and was recently appointed as a member of the Inquiry Committee of the College of Paramedics. Kevin received his Bachelor of Arts in 2000, his Bachelor of Laws in 2003 from the University of Manitoba and his Master of Laws from Osgoode Hall, York University in 2017.  In 2016, Kevin obtained a Certificate in the Fundamentals of Aboriginal Law from Osgoode Hall.

Kevin is a member of the Manitoba Bar Association and the Advocates Society.  He serves on the Boards of Directors of the Winnipeg Humane Society and Humane Canada (formerly known as the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies). Kevin is also the Chair of the Animal Protection Committee of the Winnipeg Humane Society.