Jeff Lanctot


Telephone: (705) 742-1674 ext. 240
Assistant: Kristin Lyons
Assistant: Julie Moreland

Jeff is the senior partner in the firm's Litigation group. He has focused his practice in civil litigation for over 30 years, and has acquired extensive experience representing municipalities, individuals and corporations in a broad range of legal matters at various Court levels and before a number of tribunals.

Jeff’s experience includes representing clients before the Ontario Court of Justice (in such matters as zoning and property standards by-law prosecutions), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (in such matters as fire loss claims, property standards applications, real estate claims, long-term disability claims, employment matters, personal injury claims, and professional malpractice claims), and before the Divisional Court (in such matters as Charter and human rights proceedings and insurance matters). Jeff has also appeared for clients before such tribunals as the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) (formerly the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, and prior to that the Ontario Municipal Board) and the Ontario Labour Relations Board (ON LRB).

Some of the reported cases that demonstrate the scope and breadth of Jeff’s experience representing clients before the Court and various tribunals are set out below.

Jeff is the Founder of Dockets, a configurable, cloud-based software solution which enables lawyers, court staff, and judges, among others, to efficiently file and track all court documents electronically. With a focus around seamless communication, video conferencing, and court reporting, the solution is designed around customizable scheduling and calendaring systems which automatically create daily court lists (dockets) and allow for tracking of all cases from beginning to end. Built to meet the needs of various levels of courts in Canada, the system delivers a user-friendly end-to-end electronic court records and case management solution.

To learn how Jeff can help you, please contact one of Jeff's assistants to book an appointment.

Practice Areas

Bar Admission

  • Ontario (1992)

Work Experience

  • Partner at LLF Lawyers LLP (2002 - present)
  • Partner at Lech, Lightbody, O'Brien & Lanctot (1994 - 2002)
  • Associate at Lech, Lightbody & O'Brien (1992 - 1994)
  • Student-at-Law at Weir Foulds LLP (1990-1991)
  • Summer Student at Weir Foulds LLP (1989)


  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Toronto (1990)
  • Master of Arts in Economics, University of Western Ontario (1987)
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons), Trent University (1986)

Professional Associations

  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Advocates' Society
  • American Association for Justice (formerly the American Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Peterborough Law Association


  • "A Methodology for Improving the Persuasive Value of Visual Displays" in "Don't Just Tell Me - Show Me!!", Demonstrative Evidence and Aids, (Toronto:  The Ontario Bar Association (6th Annual Central East Advocacy Conference), 2004)

Community Involvement

  • Peterborough Provincial Progressive Conservative (PC Riding) Association - Former President and Member
  • Four Counties Brain Injury Association - Former Board Member and Past President
  • The Madawaska Club Limited (At Go Home Bay) - Former Board Member
  • Governance Advisory Council, Northeast Cluster, Central East Local Health Integration Network - Former Member
  • Peterborough County Law Association - Former Committee Member
  • The Peterborough Family YMCA - Former Board Member
  • Peterborough Rowing Club Inc. - Former Board Member


Some Reported Cases

  • 1807086 Ontario Inc. v Asphodel-Norwood (Town), 2022 CanLII 48586 (ON LT) (CanLii): Responding to Appeal before the Ontario Land Tribunal in relation to an Appeal seeking the deletion or clearing of draft plan of subdivision conditions.
  • 1159273 Ontario Inc. v. The Westport Telephone Company Limited, 2022 ONSC 1375 (CanLII): Defending motion for summary judgment by plaintiff claiming damages for termination of independent contractor agreement.
  • 1807086 Ontario Inc. v. Asphodel-Norwood (Town), 2019 CanLII 81723 (ON LPAT): Responding to appeal proceedings before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.
  • Fodor v. North Bay (City), 2018 ONSC 3722 (CanLII): Defending an application in the Divisional Court brought pursuant to Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
  • Wilson v. Dakin, 2017 ONSC 4682 (CanLII): Defending a motion for summary judgment in a medical malpractice case.
  • Cadence v. Peterborough (City), 2015 CanLII 55006 (ON LPAT): Defending a municipality’s position in a zoning matter.
  • AJW v. BW, {2014] O.J. No. 2209 (QL): Defending a claim for alleged assault and abuse.
  • CS v. JS, [2013] O.J. No. 2636 (QL): Prosecuting a claim for compensation for assault.
  • Judith Buys Dentistry Professional Corporation v. Parker, 2008 CanLII 45382 (ON LRB): Responding to a proceeding before the Ontario Labour Relations Board.
  • Bigley v. Saunders, [2005] O.J. 5444 (Div. Ct): Responding to summary judgment motion in a wrongful death and injury case.
  • Carter v. Sanders, 2004 CanLII 21284 (ON SC): Prosecuting and defending claims before a jury for wrongful death and injury.

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