Alan A. Farrer

Alan A. Farrer


Practice highlights


After 40 years with Thomson Rogers, Alan Farrer retired from the firm in March of 2019.

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Alan was called to the bar in 1981 and has been Certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Civil Litigation for many years. His practice focused primarily on complex litigation and class actions. He had over 35 years of experience as a trial lawyer in Ontario and strived to use the skills developed over that time to resolve matters for clients quickly and economically.

Alan argued cases in all levels of Court in Canada, including the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Alan was the firm’s managing partner for over 20 years.

Year of Call



  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law (1979)


  • Certified Specialist (Civil Litigation)
  • American Association for Justice
  • Listed in The Best LawyersTM in Canada since 2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell Ranked Lawyer
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • The Canadian Bar Association
  • The American Association for Justice (Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
  • Past Executive Director of The Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Ontario


Na- Me- Res

Na- Me- Res would like to say CHI-MIIGWETCH! – (Thank you in Ojibway)

To Thomson Rogers:

(Alan Farrer, Craig Brown, Darcy Merkur, Marcia Schmitt)

Through your generous donation at this time of year, Na- Me- Res is able to provide much needed items to over 222 clients we serve through our Programs and Services offered at our Men’s shelter—14 Vaughan Road; our Youth Shelter- 26 Vaughan Road, as well as the clients in our Outreach Services Department assisted on the streets. Your donation goes along way in providing Christmas cheer to those less fortunate.

Glad Tidings and a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous New Year!!!!!

B. J. Quewezance


I went down on Sept 20th, 2007, and applied for my residential school compensation for common experience for the five years I spent in the St Philips Residential School in Keeseekoose Saskatchewan.

I just wanted to thank you for all the hard work yourself, Darcy Merkur, Alan Farrer and others in your firm put into ending one of Canada’s most tragic legacies. I truly believe, (as a person who was on hand to see the day to day dealing with the federal government), that without your firm’s relentless pursuit to end this legal and often painful experience, that it may not have been settled. You and your firm should take a bow and pat yourselves on the back for a great job well done.

So again, I want to thank you and your firm for all you have done on behalf of us survivors. Many don’t realize the work your company put into settling this issue.

Cases of note



Alan Farrer

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January 29, 2015

Moore v. Getahun – Experts, Reports and Consultations with Legal Counsel

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October 13, 2013

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