200 Elgin Street (Suite 400 ), Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1L5
Bruce F. Simpson was raised in Pembroke, Ontario where he attended grade school and high school. Bruce was employed in the Federal Public Service for 4 years while attending classes at Carleton University in the evening. He returned to full-time studies in his third year and has a Masters Degree in psychology. Bruce attended Ottawa University Law School from 1972-1974 and graduated magna cum laude. He also won the Advocacy Shield as top counsel in mock trials and won the Gale Cup as the best Moot Court counsel among the province’s law schools.
Bruce has been in the private practice of law since graduating from law school. He articled and practiced first as a salaried employee, then an associate and eventually as a partner Binks, Chilcott and Simpson until the firm was dissolved for a number of reasons including the appointment of its two senior members to the bench.
Bruce has been with Barnes, Sammon LLP since July, 1996. His practice throughout has been a general practice with a decided emphasis on litigation including criminal, civil and matrimonial litigation. Mr. Simpson has a special interest in litigation involving individuals who have been poorly treated by persons in authority or by large companies, particularly insurance companies.
Bruce has been actively involved in his community as a minor hockey league coach, blood donor, United Way speaker and has been quite involved with the John Howard Society and is currently Ontario President. In 2002, he was awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal, an award made by Queen Elizabeth II to a number of persons in Canada to recognize outstanding public service.
Mr. Simpson is married with three adult children and one grandchild. He has always had an interest in sports and remains active, cycling to work most days and running at lunch most days. His principal hobby is the great outdoors where he enjoys hiking and canoeing and nature generally. He is a member of the Ottawa Field Naturalists Club.