Asher Honickman – Partner
Asher is passionate about the law. He has a diverse practice that includes civil and commercial litigation, defamation, insurance, employment law, personal injury, long term disability, professional misconduct, along with administrative and constitutional law. Asher has appeared at every level of court in Ontario, along with the Supreme Court of Canada.
Asher became a partner at a Bay Street firm just five years after being called to the Bar. The reason is simple: he has a proven track record, offers competitive rates, and is extremely dedicated to client satisfaction. Asher is known for his passionate advocacy inside the courtroom while always taking the time with his clients to ensure that they are comfortable with the litigation process and action plan.
Asher has co-founded two legal societies, Advocates for the Rule of Law (ARL) in 2014, followed by the Runnymede Society in 2016. ARL has intervened several times before the Supreme Court of Canada, while the Runnymede Society has established chapters in law schools across Canada.
Asher’s writing has appeared in the National Post, the Toronto Star and other news media and he has published scholarly articles in several legal journals. His work has been cited by the Supreme Court of Canada along with other Canadian courts.
Asher has also appeared on CBC, CTV and on various radio shows to discuss the legal issues of the day.
In 2020, Asher was the recipient of the prestigious Dan Soberman Outstanding Young Alumni Award (for early-career success) from his alma mater, Queen’s Law. The award recognized that Asher “has become a respected public voice on legal issues.”
In his spare time, Asher enjoys playing music, hockey, reading and writing, and, above all, spending time with his wife and two young daughters.
Education and Professional Involvement
Asher graduated from Huron College at the University of Western Ontario in 2006 with an Honour’s Specialization in History. He was the recipient of numerous academic awards and scholarships, along with the Huron College Gold Medal. Asher attended law school at Queen’s University and was awarded the Course Prize in Public law along with scholarships. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2011.
Asher is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association and the Advocates’ Society.