Brendan Hughes

Brendan Hughes received his B.A. and LL.B. from the University of British Columbia in 2000 and 2005 respectively and was called to the Ontario bar in 2006. Brendan joined O'Donnell Robertson & Partners in 2014 after articling in the Toronto office of a large national law firm and then practicing for several years with a boutique commercial litigation firm. In 2017, Brendan became a partner of O'Donnell, Robertson & Partners.

Brendan practices in the areas of insurance defence litigation and media law and has a broad background in corporate/commercial litigation. Brendan represents clients in a wide range of disputes, including contractual disputes, occupiers' and product liability matters as well as professional liability matters. Brendan further represents broadcasters, newspapers and other media organizations in the litigation of claims involving defamation and in proceedings involving sealing orders and publication bans.

Brendan has also worked in a team environment on large, complex litigation including shareholder and partnership disputes, major real estate development and property disputes, banking fraud actions involving receiverships, Mareva and Anton Piller orders and various forms of related relief.

Brendan has appeared in all levels of Court in Ontario, and in front of the Human Right's Tribunal, the License Appeal Tribunal, the Real Estate Council of Ontario Discipline Committee and the Landlord and Tenant Board.

Articles, Papers & Presentations:

  • Kaiser (Re) Case Comment – OnPoint Legal Research Law Corporation publication - "Take Five", January, 2013
  • The Basics Of Expert Evidence In 2012 – Authored with Milton Davis, OBA Annual Institute, February 2012
  • The Duty Of Good Faith In Real Estate Matters – Authored with Milton Davis and Linda Rothstein, LSUC Seminar – "Safeguarding Real Estate Transactions", November, 2011
  • What's so Good About Good Faith? – Authored with Milton Davis, LSUC Seminar – "Safeguarding Real Estate Transactions", November, 2009
  • Refusals and Objections – Strategy for the Winning Litigator Authored with Milton Davis, October, 2008
  • Creative Uses Of Applications – Authored with Milton Davis, OBA Seminar – "Remedies Fast Forward", October, 2007
  • A Review Of Three Major Cases That Every Litigator Should Know Well - Authored With Milton Davis, The Lawyers Edge Seminar – "Civil Litigation – Keys To Victory", February, 2008
  • Preparing for Tender – Authored with Milton Davis, LSUC Seminar – "Safeguarding Real Estate Transactions", November, 2007


  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Advocates' Society
  • Law Society of Upper Canada