Associate announcement

Dickinson Wright LLP Welcomes Associate Vanessa Ford

November 7, 2023

Dickinson Wright is pleased to announce that Vanessa Ford has joined the firm’s Toronto office as an Associate.

Vanessa has a broad litigation practice which includes corporate/commercial litigation, real property disputes, and general contract disputes. While in law school, Vanessa worked as a caseworker in the Tenant Division of the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic, was a Writing Leader in the Legal Writing Academy, and was a Research Assistant with the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Law, Technology and Society. Vanessa was the recipient of the McCarthy Tétrault LLP Technology Law Award. She received her J.D. from the University of Ottawa, graduating on the Dean’s Honour List.

To view her Dickinson Wright bio, please click here.

Dickinson Wright LLP

Dickinson Wright LLP is Canada’s leading full-service business law firm specializing in cross-border counsel. With approximately 50 lawyers in Ontario, the firm has broad legal expertise including 15 industry sectors and across 36 practice areas. It is an affiliate of Dickinson Wright PLLC, a general practice business law firm based in the US. The firm’s lawyers have been, and continue to be, recognized by leading guides to lawyers across almost every category of law, including The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Best Lawyers in Canada, Chambers Global Guide, and Who’s Who Legal. To learn more about Dickinson Wright, please visit the firm’s website at

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Vanessa Ford

Dickinson Wright LLP

Law School

University of Ottawa

Area Of Practice