The Ontario Bar Association (OBA) would like to congratulate Benjamin Zarnett for his appointment as Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal for Ontario. Justice Zarnett is a former recipient of our Award for Excellence in Civil Litigation.
Born and raised in Toronto, Justice Zarnett is graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School. He was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1977. Aside from practising trial and appellate advocacy, he has also been counsel in 15 appeals in the Supreme Court of Canada and numerous cases before Ontario's appellate and trial courts, as well as appeals in the Federal Court of Appeal.
Justice Zarnett is a former President of the Advocates' Society and a member of the Supreme Court Advocacy Institute. In addition to the OBA Award for Excellence in Civil Litigation that he received in 2009, he was also awarded the Law Society of Ontario Medal in 2006 and the Toronto Lawyers Association Award of Distinction in 2007.
His advocacy and contributions to our legal system have been far-reaching, and he is a welcome addition to the Court of Appeal.