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Biography

David A. Wright is the Associate Chair of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, part of the Social Justice Tribunals Ontario cluster of administrative tribunals, and a member of all tribunals in the cluster. He completed his B.A. in History at the University of Windsor in 1994 and his LL.B. and B.C.L. at the Faculty of Law of McGill University in 1998. At McGill, he received the Gold Medal for the highest average in the graduating class. Mr. Wright articled as law clerk to Madame Justice Claire L’Heureux-Dubé of the Supreme Court of Canada in 1998-99. He completed his LL.M. at New York University in 2000. From 2001-07, he practiced labour, administrative, human rights law, and civil litigation at a Toronto law firm. He was a Vice-Chair of the HRTO from 2007-09 and Interim Chair from 2009-11. He taught administrative law at Osgoode Hall Law School as an adjunct professor in 2002. Mr. Wright is the author of several law journal articles on administrative, labour, and constitutional law and speaks frequently on issues of human rights, administrative, and labour law. He is a co-editor of the book, Public Law at the McLachlin Court: The First Decade, and the former Chair of the Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights section of the Ontario Bar Association.