George Charles Stirling Morison

George Charles Stirling Morison

Partner since 1982
Location:
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Phone:
800-216-4970
Fax:
905-432-2323
Email:

George CHARLES Stirling Morison B.A., L.L.B.

After an accomplished academic career, Charles was called to the Bar in 1980, and he became a Partner in Creighton Law LLP in 1982. In his practice of law, he serves his clients primarily in Family Law, Real Estate, and Wills and Estates.

In Family Law, Charles advises and represents clients regarding divorce, custody, access, division of property and support, as well as marriage contracts and separation agreements. He also advises and represents parents and children involved in child welfare proceedings. He is a very experienced litigator in both collaborative and adversarial contexts.

In Real Estate, Charles represents clients in the purchase and sale of personal and commercial property. He understands and appreciates that these transactions are often the largest, and therefore the most important, financial transactions undertaken by his clients.

In Wills and Estates, Charles provides clients with the peace of mind in the knowledge that their affairs are in order during their lifetime (Powers of Attorney) and after death (Wills). He also provides professional advice and representation when Estates need to be challenged or defended.

Charles has successfully represented clients in all levels of Courts in Ontario, including the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal.

The guiding principles in his legal career have always been service and integrity.

Charles believes that effective advice and advocacy consists of a solid understanding of the law and a practice focused on respect, for both his clients and the legal profession. He works with his clients to meet their legal needs in a practical, compassionate, and cost-effective manner. His clients appreciate his thorough legal knowledge and understanding of the physical, emotional, and financial challenges each client and their family must face. Charles is proud to be entrusted by his clients with their most personal affairs and he is committed to maintaining that trust by delivering the highest quality legal work.

As an established and well-known Lawyer in the region, Charles is often called upon by other Lawyers for advice on how to act, or how to resolve a particular problem. He believes this speaks to his reputation as a leader in the local legal community, and as an effective advocate for his clients.

Charles is proud of the breadth and depth of his legal career, having served in numerous capacities within the legal system beyond his private practice of law, including:

He has served as Director and President of the Durham Region Law Association

He has served as part time Crown Attorney prosecuting criminal cases

He represents children as an Agent of the Office of the Children's Lawyer

He serves as a Dispute Resolution Officer assisting the Court of with the volume of cases brought to it for resolution

He is one of the very few Lawyers who have served as a Deputy Judge of the Small Claims Court for over thirty years.

All of these professional roles and experiences contribute to the depth of understanding, judgement and council with which Charles serves all of his clients.

Charles balances his busy professional career with a strong commitment to community service, having held many leadership roles over the years, in a variety of charitable organizations. Among these are Lakeridge Health Foundation, Ontario Philharmonic, United Way, Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre and Big Sisters. His leadership and impact in the community over his career was recognized in 2014 when Charles was awarded the Business Person of the Year Award by the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce.

Academic Qualifications:

B.A. Economics (Dean's Honour Roll), University of Western Ontario

L.L.B (Special Achievement Award), University of Windsor Law School

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Real Estate
  • Wills and Estates
  • Estate Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 1980

Education

  • University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
    • LL.B. - 1978
    • Honours: Special Achievement Award
  • Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
    • B.A.
    • Honours: Dean's List
    • Major: Economics

Representative Cases

Honours and Awards

  • Busines Person of the Year, Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, 2014 - 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Durham Region Law Association, Member, 1980 - Present
  • Durham Region Law Association, Past President
  • Ontario Deputy Judges Association, Member, 2012 - Present
  • Law Society of Upper Canada, Member, 1980 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Lakeridge Health Foundation, 2006 - 2015
  • Ontario Philharmonic, 2006 - Present
  • United Way, 1989 - 2003
  • Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre, 1997 - Present
  • Oshawa Golf Club, 1993 - 2001
  • Big Sisters, 1984 - 1992
  • Oshawa Ski Club, 1979 - 1991

Languages

  • English