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Jamie  Martin

Jamie Martin



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Jamie Martin practices Corporate Commercial Law and is a senior partner at the Waterloo office of Miller Thomson. Since joining the firm in 1976, Jamie has amassed a wide body of clients, with his experience spanning a wide range of expertise.

Jamie has particular experience in corporate law, wealth management, estate and estate administration law, as well as family business succession. Jamie serves many of the local largest family-owned businesses with their corporate/commercial, personal estate planning, business succession and estate needs.

Additionally, Jamie has a special interest in intellectual property law and has been instrumental in developing the firm’s intellectual property practice. His dedication to this field has led him to have one of the largest trademark practices in the area.

Jamie was given a BV rating by Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating System, ranking him very highly in both professional ability and expertise in his practice and in adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, and diligence.

Jamie has been extremely active in many areas of community service since returning to Kitchener following his education. His experience includes senior community and regional boards including serving as Director and Past Chair of Canada’s Technology Triangle (CTT), as Director and Past Chair of the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery and recently as Co-Chair of a Prosperity Council of Waterloo Region initiative in arts and culture. In 2009 he was appointed by the Ontario Government to the Board of Governors of Wilfrid Laurier University and recently was appointed Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors. Jamie resides in Waterloo with his wife. They have four children and four grandchildren.


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  • LL.B., University of Windsor, 1974
  • B.A., Western University, 1971

Professional Achievements

  • BV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell


  • Chair, Canada’s Technology Triangle (CTT)
  • Director, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
  • Past Director, Heartwood New Charitable Affordable Housing Initiative
  • Member Board of Governors Wilfrid Laurier University - appointed by Order of Lieutenant Governor in Council 2009

Community Involvement

  • Elder and Past Chairman, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Board
  • Past President, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery


  • Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Member, Waterloo Law Association
  • Member, Canadian and Ontario Bar Association, Estates and Trusts Section
  • Past President, Centre for Family Business, University of Waterloo
  • Past Member and Director, Kitchener Rotary Club
  • Past President, Kitchener-Waterloo Kinsmen Club and Charitable Foundation

Industry Expertise

Areas of Focus

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Trademarks

Year of Call

  • Ontario Bar, 1976