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Duncan Glaholt, Arbitrator & Mediator, Toronto, Ontario.

Duncan Glaholt

Glaholt ADR Inc.
141 Adelaide St W
Suite 800
Toronto, ON M5H 3L5
Tel: (416) 368-8280
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Recognized to Ontario Chapter for:
Civil/Commercial Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of province to: Alberta, Saskatchewan

Other ADR Services: ADR Systems Design, Facilitation, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial, Neutral Evaluation

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  • Practice Commenced2004
  • # of MEDS (as of 22/6/24)180
  • # of ARBS (as of 22/6/24)45
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Duncan W. Glaholt is the founder of the leading construction law firm Glaholt Bowles LLP. He has been named one of Canada's leading lawyers in the Construction Law category in the Lexpert/American Lawyer Media "Leading 500 Lawyers" in each year since inception. He is certified as a Specialist in Construction Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Mr. Glaholt has practiced in the area of construction law since his call to the Bar of Ontario in 1979. Mr. Glaholt's advocacy practice covers a wide range of disputes in the energy, infrastructure development and resource extraction industries, including wind, solar and nuclear power, chemical and other plants, pipelines, refineries, power plants, road building and other projects of scale.

In addition to his practice as an advocate, he sits as a mediator, arbitrator, dispute review board chair, court appointed monitor and referee of construction industry disputes.

Mr. Glaholt is a co-author of the annual Annotated Construction Lien Act , now in its 22nd edition (Carswell, 2017) and a co-author of Halsbury's Laws of Canada's Construction and Alternative Dispute Resolution titles (Lexis-Nexis, 2008 and 2009) as well as The Law of ADR in Canada: An Introductory Guide (LexisNexis, 2011). Mr. Glaholt has also authored Conduct of a Lien Action, now in its 12th edition (Carswell, 2017), Construction Trusts (1998, Carswell) and Conduct of a Trust Action (Carswell, 2011). He is a co-author of Bristow, Glaholt, Reynolds and Wise on Construction, Builders' and Mechanics' Liens in Canada, 7th edition (Carswell, 2005).

Mr. Glaholt is an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto.

Case Experience

  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas/Nuclear)
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Industrial
  • International
  • Mining
  • Natural Disasters
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Torts


  • University of Toronto, J.D., 1977
  • University of Manitoba, B.A., 1974

Memberships & Affiliations


  • Ontario, 1979
  • Sasketchewan, 2017
  • Alberta, 2017


  • Chartered Arbitrator
  • Fellow, International Academy of Construction Lawyers
  • Past President and Fellow, Canadian College of Construction Lawyers
  • Fellow, Co-chair of International Committee, American College of Construction Lawyers
  • The Law Society of Ontario
  • Advocates' Society
  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association

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