SHANEKA SHAW TAYLOR   

Shaneka Shaw Taylor is the brilliant mind behind Taylor’d Litigation Professional Corporation. As the Founder and driving force behind the firm, Shaneka has established herself as an exceptional lawyer, garnering multiple prestigious awards for her outstanding contributions to the legal field.

Shaneka specializes in a range of litigation-focused areas, including product liability, commercial litigation, and real property litigation. Her unparalleled skills as a courtroom advocate have consistently led to triumphant outcomes, as evidenced by her remarkable record of victories in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Divisional Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal for Ontario, and the Alberta King’s Bench.

Beyond her legal prowess, Shaneka is also a prolific writer and sought-after speaker. She has authored numerous articles and frequently shares her insights on crucial subjects within the realms of insurance, municipal affairs, and civil litigation. Among her notable literary achievements is the publication of “The Annotated Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 and Regulations ” (LexisNexis Canada), which stands as a testament to her deep expertise in the field. Shaneka is also a real estate salesperson and a member of the Real Estate Council of Ontario’s Discipline and Appeals Committee.

Professional

Education

  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2011
  • J.D., York University, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2010
  • B.A. (Honours) in International Relations & Development Studies, University of Windsor, 2007
Industry

Recognition

  • 2017 Precedent Setter Award Recipient, Precedent Magazine.
  • Leading Lawyer to Watch, 2017 Lexpert Ranked Lawyer for Corporate Commercial Litigation.
  • International Municipal Lawyers Association Canadian Scholarship recipient, 2016.
  • HERstory in Black: Meet 150 Black Women Who Have Made a Place in Canadian History, CBC: Toronto, February 21, 2017.
  • Featured on CTV’s Your Morning, “When Are You Legally Able to Walk Away from a Real Estate Deal“, August 29, 2017.
Extensive

Track Record

  • Whiting v. Whiting, 2023 ONSC 6083.
  • Young v. Higgins, 2023 ONSC 6113.
  • Warner v. Ahmadi, 2023 ONCA 71.
  • Warner v Ahmadi, 2022 ONSC 2679.
  • Warner v Ahmadi, 2022 ONSC 4906.
  • Warner v Ahmadi, 2022 ONSC 4499.
  • Oshawa v Mearie, 2021 ONSC 6334.
  • Walcott v Zheng, 2021 ONSC 4679.
  • Markham (City) v. AIG Insurance Company of Canada , 2021 ONCA 546.
  • Markham (City) v. AIG Insurance Company of Canada, 2021 ONCA 649
  • Williams v Barrett, 2018 ONSC 6222
  • Duggan v. Durham Region Non-Profit Housing Corporation, 2018 ONSC 1811.
  • Lefeurve v. Boekee 2017 ONSC 6874.
  • Duggan v. Durham Region Non-Profit Housing Corporation, 2017 ONSC 4875.
  • Yin v. Ying Xue and Weitao Qu, 2017 ONSC 4536.
  • Bentley v. Hastings (County), 2017 ONSC 2980.
  • Tri-Lag Corporation Limited v. York Region District School Board, 2016 ONSC 7581.
  • Seidel v. Town of Markham, 2016 ONCA 306.
  • Tri-Lag Corporation Limited v. York Region District School Board, 2016 ONSC 176.
  • Xpert Credit Union Control Solutions Inc. v. Witucki, 2015 ONCA 741.
  • Patel v. Borges, 2015 ONSC 6606.
  • Xpert Credit Control Solutions Inc. v. Borges, 2015 ONSC 6505.
  • Pabla v. City of Mississauga, 2015 ONSC 5156.
  • Seidel v. Town of Markham, 2015 ONSC 4344
  • Chijindu v. Prudential Property Management Inc., 2015 ONCA 134.
  • Sinclair v. Town of Markham, 2014 ONSC 1550.
  • Zhou v. Town of Markham, 2014 ONSC 435.
  • Tri-Lag Corporation Limited v. York Region District School Board, 2014 ONSC 4600.
  • Greenhalgh v. Douro-Dummer (Township), 2012 ONCA 299.
Professional

Publications

  • Author, Annotated Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 and Regulations, 2019: LexisNexis Canada.
  • Co-Author, The Case of the Shrinking Driveway, Real Estate Magazine, September 4, 2019.
  • Presenter, Advocacy Workshop for Paralegals, Law Society of Upper Canada, November 30, 2017.
  • Author, The 10-Day Notice Period is Alive and Well!, September 2017.
  • Presenter, A Primer on the Law of Occupier’s Liability, Ontario Recreation Facilities Association, May 1, 2017.
  • Author, Privacy Concerns of CCTV Surveillance in Municipal Transit Systems, Municipality Liability Risk Management Editorial, (2017), 18 Mun L.R. Mgt., Vol 18. No. 4.
  • Author, Emerging Privacy Concerns in the Municipal Sector, 81st Annual International Municipal Lawyers Association Conference, San Diego, September 30, 2016.
  • Presenter, Duty to Defend Update (jointly with A. Allen and B. Cox), Society of Public Insurance Administrators of Ontario (SPIAO), February 26, 2016.
  • Author and Presenter, 10 Day Municipal Notice Period Defence, Canadian Institute Provincial/Municipal Liability Conference, May 27, 2015.
  • Co-Author, “A Case Study In The Courts’ Attitude Toward Legislative Attempts To Overrule Their Jurisprudence (Or, The Brief Life And Sudden Death Of Ontario’s Minimum Maintenance Standards” , International Municipal Lawyers Association Conference, June 1, 2012.

KIMBERLY SNIDER

Kimberly Snider is a Professional Human Resources Consultant, student of Emotional Intelligence, and Positive Psychology. She works with leaders and teams, bringing dynamic, curious leadership coaching. She believes leaders can lead flourishing teams who engage in the vision and values.

Kim spearheads the People and Culture team at Taylor’d Litigation.