Robert Houston Q.C.

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

An accomplished litigator, Bob's areas of expertise include personal injury, professional negligence, defamation and appellate advocacy. Bob is also one of only a handful of consultants for the Supreme Court of Canada where he represents Provincial Attorneys General and private law firms.

Bob has been exceptionally active in the legal community throughout his career. He has served as a Director to the Advocacy Society; Director of the Canadian Bar Association; and Past President of the County of Carleton Law Association. He has served on Chief Justice Howland and Chief Justice Dubin Bench and Bar Committee. He has lectured at the University of Ottawa Law School; the Bar Admission Course and the County of Carleton Law Association at the Annual Civil Litigation Update Program.

Away from his legal work, Bob also serves on the Board of Directors and is a past Chair of the Foundation of the Childrens' Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Professional Negligence
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Personal Injury
  • Supreme Court of Canada Agency Work


  • University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    • LL.B.
  • University of Toronto
    • B.A.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • The Advocacy Society
  • Criminal Lawyers' Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • County of Carleton Law Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Advocacy Society, Director
  • Canadian Bar Association, Director
  • County of Carleton Law Association, President
  • Howland, Chief Justice
  • Dubin Bench and Bar Committee, Chief Justice