Ian M Hull, estate litigation, lawyer, Toronto

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Ian M. Hull


Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone: 416-369-7826
Fax: 416-369-1517

Ian M. Hull co-founded the firm with his father, Rodney Hull, in 1998. Ian also maintains a mediation practice.

Ian is a lecturer at the Ontario Bar Admission course and guest lecturer for the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Upper Canada. He is also the author of four books on estate law issues – including the seminal Probate Practice, now in its fourth edition – and numerous articles.

Ian has an LL.B. from the University of Windsor and an Honours B.A. from the University of Western Ontario. He was called to the bar in 1990. He is a certified specialist in estate and trust law and civil litigation, a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. He was chosen by LawDay as one of the top 60 estate and trust lawyers for 2009 and 2010.


Certified Legal Specialties

Estates and Trusts Law
Civil Litigation
International Academy of Estate and Trust Law (Academician)


University of Windsor School of Law, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
University of Western Ontario
B.A. (Hons.)

Published Works

  • Advising Families on Succession Planning: The High Price of Not Talking, LexisNexis Canada, 2005
  • Power of Attorney Litigation, CCH, 2000
  • Probate Practice, 4th ed, Carswell, 1996, (co-author)
  • Challenging the Validity of Wills, Carswell, 1994

Classes and Seminars

  • Lecturer, Ontario Bar Admission Course
  • Lecturer, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Guest Lecturer, Canadian Bar Association

Honours and Awards

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow
  • The Top 60 Leading Lawyers in Canada, Estates and Trusts, 2009 and 2010
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada, Trusts and Estates, 2006–2013
  • LEXPERT ranked lawyer 2012–2014
  • Best Lawyers International

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow
  • National Executive of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP), Member
  • International Network of Boutique Law Firms, Member