Steven J. O'Melia

Partner | Kitchener-Waterloo

519.593.3289

Portrait of Steven J.  O’Melia

Steve O’Melia focuses on municipal, planning/development, and expropriation law. Acting for both public and private sector clients, Steve frequently appears before municipal councils, committees, and administrative tribunals such as the Ontario Municipal Board. He has successfully represented clients before all levels of the Ontario Court on municipal law matters.

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Miller Thomson recognized in 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

In the recently released 2017 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 79 Miller Thomson lawyers across 30 areas of law have been recognized for their industry-leading advisory expertise.  These latest rankings are the culmination of an extensive annual peer...

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017

126 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country and in numerous areas of law have been recognized for their expertise in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. This result is up from 122 lawyers ranked last year....

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Lexpert recognizes 80 Miller Thomson lawyers

Miller Thomson is pleased to announce 80 lawyers across ten of our offices are recognized in the 2016 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as leading practitioners in their field. Published annually since 1997, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory...

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Steven O’Melia interviewed by CTV Kitchener

Miller Thomson’s Steven O’Melia, a partner in the firm’s Kitchener-Waterloo office with expertise in municipal law, was interviewed by CTV News Kitchener about Hamilton city councillors passing of a bylaw that allows the city to have a say in where...

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Miller Thomson lawyers successfully represent City of Cambridge

Steve O’Melia and Eric Davis successfully represented the City of Cambridge, opposing an application to disqualify two mayoral candidates from the election on October 27. Read more on The Record.com

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Miller Thomson recognized in 2014 Best Lawyers in Canada

We are pleased to announce that 80 Miller Thomson lawyers have been recognized in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada (this is 15 more lawyers than last year). Seventeen lawyers are new to the list. Additionally, the following lawyers from...

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Steve O’Melia defends former Aurora Mayor from Conflict of Interest Allegations

Steve O’Melia of our Waterloo office recently defended Phyllis Morris, the former Mayor of the Town of Aurora, against allegations made under the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act. Madam Justice Gilmore of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice found that...

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Steven O’Melia is quoted in the Lawyers Weekly article on the Conflict of Interest Act.

Steven O’Melia, a specialist in municipal law and a partner in the Kitchener-Waterloo office of Miller Thomson, questions the viability of having “hard and fast” penalties when dealing with conflict-of-interest situations. “Each case has to be decided on its own...

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Steve O’Melia and Jeffrey Lem speak on “Regulatory System, Zoning By-laws and Negotiating with Municipalities” at the Annual Conference of the Canadian-Chinese Professional Accountants Association (CCPAA).

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Environmental Issues in Property Development

Miller Thomson hosts a complimentary seminar presented by lawyers in our Environmental and Real Estate practice groups. Topics include: Regulatory Framework for Dealing with Contaminated Land Managing Environmental Due Diligence Investigations Environmental Considerations in Property Transactions Dealing with Excess Fill Time:...

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Morning Recess: An Education Industry Seminar Series

Robin-Lee Norris and Steven O’Melia present a Morning Recess seminar on “The Intersection of Municipal and Education Law.”

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Steve O’Melia comments on CN Rail land being sold to scrapyard

The Waterloo Region Record, "Municipal board clears way for scrapyard to buy CN lands"

The Ontario Municipal Board allowed a severance Thursday of surplus rail land, paving the way for the property to be sold to the scrapyard next door, over the objections of nearby residents who fear the problems they now endure with...

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Steven O’Melia quoted in Law Times

Law Times, "Review of OMB means mandate tweak"

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