Deborah Howden, a partner with Shibley Righton LLP's Toronto office, focuses on condominium law, employment law and civil litigation.
She graduated with both a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in History and French and Bachelor of Education from Queen's University in 1993 before earning her combined Bachelor of Civil Law and Bachelor of Laws from McGill University in 1997. Ms. Howden was called to the Ontario Bar in 1999.
Fluent in French, Ms. Howden practises in the areas of employment and labour law and civil litigation, as well as condominium, education, public law, and human rights. She handles matters for various institutional clients, including condominium corporations, and has appeared before administrative tribunals and all levels of court in Ontario.
Outside of her legal practice, Ms. Howden is a member of the board of directors for Sancta Maria House, an organization that provides support to at-risk young women.
She is a member of The Advocates’ Society, Canadian Defence Lawyers, the Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers’ Association, the Canadian Bar Association, as well as the Canadian Condominium Institute and the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario.