Year of Call: 1994
Areas of Practice:
Gordon Gwynne-Timothy earned his bachelor’s degree (A.B.) at Harvard, where he studied philosophy, rowed on the Varsity rowing team, sang in various ensembles, and graduated magna cum laude. He then attended Cambridge University, England, studying law at St. John’s College and rowing with the Cambridge University Boat Club and for his College. Returning to Canada, he obtained his LL.B. at the University of Toronto and articled with a large multi-service law firm in Toronto. Gordon postponed his return to the practice of law, first completing an M.A. in philosophy and starting a Ph.D. at the 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 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. 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.