Raymond has carried on an extremely varied and far ranging practice as a counsel before all levels of courts, boards and administrative tribunals in the Province of Ontario. He has tried and argued cases before County and District Courts and the Supreme Court of Ontario (in the days before amalgamation) the Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court, the Court of Appeal, Ontario Court of Justice, the Federal Court Trial Division and the Federal Court of Appeal. He has argued leave applications in the Supreme Court of Canada and argued the Veterans Pension case in the Supreme Court of Canada. He has appeared before such administrative tribunals as the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Canada Labour Relations Board, the Ontario Municipal Board, the Discipline Committees and various Health Disciplines, the Federal Security Intelligence Review Committee and numerous commercial and labour arbitration boards.

Raymond has enjoyed taking on cases that tested or developed principles of law in these various forums. He has litigated cases involving criminal law, Charter Rights, constitutional separation of powers, municipal, educational, administrative, environmental, commercial and insurance law. Several dozen of his cases have been reported.

As counsel in these varied fields, Raymond learned much about how people, businesses and institutions function. He has, at various times, immersed himself in the intricacies of medicine, engineering, construction, accounting, economics, biology, chemistry, history, psychology and sociology. He had to learn, at various times, how bridges are built, how national security intelligence is gathered, how cheques clear the bank, the physics of moving bodies, and how memories are lost and recovered. A litigation practice like Raymond's is always challenging. Creativity and innovation are necessary prerequisites.

-Certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation by Law Society Upper Canada

-Commercial Litigation
-Business Disputes
-Administrative & Municipal Law
-Estate Litigation
-Construction Law
-Appeals in Civil Cases

961 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, Ontario N9A 4J5
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Raymond G. Colautti

BORN: Windsor, Ontario

PREPARATORY EDUCATION: University of Windsor, 1970 to 1972, Political Science.

LEGAL EDUCATION: University of Windsor, LL.B. 1975

CALLED TO THE BAR: March 28, 1977

PRACTICE: President R.G. Colautti Law Professional Corporation June 1 2008 to present

Associate and then Partner with Paroian, Raphael, Courey, Cohen & Houston, then Raphael Partners, 1977 to 2008;

Articled with Paroian, Courey, Cohen & Houston, 1975 to 1976

AREAS OF PRACTICE: Certified as a Specialist In Civil Litigation by Law Society Upper Canada since 1990;

Civil and administrative litigation including personal injury, motor vehicle insurance defence work;

Emphasis in practice has been general trial and appellate counsel work in area of commercial litigation, municipal law, expropriations, labour law, construction law, construction liens and constitutional law

MEMBER: Canadian Bar Association; Essex Law Association; Advocates' Society - Director - 1991 - 1994; Member and Coach - Advocates' Society Institute Basic Advocacy Training Program; Sessional Instructor of Civil Trial Advocacy - University of Windsor, Faculty of Law 1990 to present; Instructor, Bar Administration Course, Windsor - 2004 & 2005