Dan LeBlanc is an associate in the Regina office of Miller Thomson. Dan has an active litigation practice. He has litigation experience in front of all levels of Saskatchewan courts, including the Court of Appeal on both administrative and criminal matters.
Dan focuses on resolving disputes in a focused and efficient manner. Dan knows that litigation is often entered for long-term, strategic reasons; this vantage point informs his file strategy.
Dan graduated from the University of Saskatchewan College of Law. Before attending law school, Dan studied Sociology at the University of Saskatchewan.
Dan’s litigation work began as a student advocate at CLASSIC, a non-profit legal clinic serving Saskatoon’s inner city. Dan has maintained his pro bono practice since law school, regularly working for clients referred through Pro-Bono Law Saskatchewan. He has also been involved with community organizations including the Saskatchewan Environmental Society Solar Power Co-operative and the Lutheran World Federation.
Professional achievements & leadership
- Judge D. Murrary Brown Memorial Prize in Appellate Advocacy
- Member of the Saskatchewan Law Review Editorial Board
- Member of the University of Saskatchewan Gale Cup Moot Team
- Gabe Burkart Memorial Award, based on academic achievement in the area of criminal law
- College of Law Upper-Year Juris Doctor Academic Achievement Scholarship
- CBA Saskatchewan Branch Award of Excellence
- Justice John Klebuc Access to Justice Scholarship
- Michelle’s Prize Scholarship, based on involvement in environmental protection
- R v Peepeetch, 2019. Secured Saskatchewan’s first order for a Government-funded “Gladue” report.
- Eaton v University of Regina, 2019. Successfully opposed University’s application for a closed-door hearing related to professor’s access to information request.
- R v Necroche, 2018. At trial, client was convicted of criminal offence while represented by other counsel. Conviction quashed on appeal, and sent back for new trial.
- Nelson v Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, 2017. Successfully brought an application to have the Commission’s discretionary decision overturned on account of being unreasonable.
- Zimmermann v Saskatchewan (Ministry of Agriculture), 2016. Province cancelled client’s farm lease while he was unrepresented. My judicial review of this decision led to a new hearing.
- Canadian Bar Association
Bar admissions & education
- Saskatchewan Bar, 2016
- J.D. (with distinction), University of Saskatchewan, 2015