Gordon Gwynne-Timothy

Gordon Gwynne-Timothy

Location:
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Phone:
866-352-0102
Fax:
613-546-5364
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Gordon Gwynne-Timothy is a London, Ontario native. He earned his bachelor's degree (A.B.) at Harvard, where he rowed on the Varsity rowing team, sang in various ensembles, and graduated magna cum laude in philosophy. He then attended Cambridge University, England, where he studied law at St. John's College and rowed for the Cambridge University Boat Club. Returning to Canada, he obtained his LL.B. at the University of Toronto. After completing his articles at a large Bay Street law firm in Toronto, Gordon postponed his return to law in order to pursue his love of classical philosophy by completing an M.A. in philosophy and then commencing the Ph.D. in political science at University of Toronto. A love of teaching persuaded him to postpone his entry to legal practice yet again, as he accepted a position teaching in the independent school system, first at Upper Canada College and then at Ridley College, where he passed fourteen very enjoyable years starting a family and teaching Philosophy, World Issues, and World Religions; coaching rowing, starting a meditation club, and helping out with the school choir. An interest in yoga blossomed into teacher training and certification, and family reasons drew him with his wife and four children to Prince Edward County. Eventually even Gordon realized that lawyers earn more than yoga teachers, and he at long last returned to the practice of law. After spending two and a half years in a small Kingston firm in general practice, with an emphasis on civil litigation, estate litigation and family law, Gordon joined Ryder-Burbidge in May, 2019. He firmly believes that his eclectic background makes him a better lawyer, who can see the big picture as well as the salient details. His areas of practice at Ryder-Burbidge are family law and civil litigation. Outside the office and the courtroom, Gordon enjoys singing as a tenor section lead and occasional soloist with the Melos Choir and Period Ensemble in Kingston, and spending time with his wife and family in Kingston and Prince Edward County.