Theodore (Ted) Dueck - Partner


Ted has a broad civil litigation advocacy practice and focuses on the protection and enforcement of individual, contractual and property rights. He has extensive experience in personal injury and wrongful dismissal claims, contractual and commercial disputes, and estate litigation.

In focusing on what is in the best interests of his clients, Ted deciphers how to effectively resolve the legal issues at hand. While Ted is an accomplished trial lawyer, having appeared before all levels of the courts of Ontario and a number of specialized administrative tribunals, he is also a Chartered Mediator with a Certificate in Dispute Resolution. Although some matters may be appropriate for litigation, Ted recognizes others may be better suited for alternative dispute resolution. Through effective utilization of alternative dispute resolution techniques and processes, such as collaboration or mediation, his clients may achieve a better solution to their dispute at a lesser cost.

Ted also has a busy family law practice, primarily representing business owners, farmers and professionals in finding effective taxation and financial planning solutions to their family law disputes.

Professional Activities

Ted has been a professional mediator since 1991. He has received a Chartered Mediator designation from the ADR Institute and a Master of Laws degree in Dispute Resolution from York University. Ted is a member of the Ontario Association for Family Mediation and a roster mediator for the Ontario Mandatory Mediation Program.

Ted is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Ontario Bar Association.

Community Involvement

Ted was the Chair of the Board of Directors of CBM Canada for five years, and a former member of the CBM International Board of Directors. He is a past board member of Mennonite Central Committee Ontario (eight years), and has served on various Mennonite Central Committee subcommittees, including its building committee.

Ted has also been a board member of many other community organizations and was a founding member involved in organizing The Collaborative Family Law Association of Waterloo-Wellington, currently known as Best4All.  He has also served as a trustee and vice-president of the Waterloo Region Law Association.