William L. Neville

A Trusted Arbitrator and Mediator for more than 22 years


William L. Neville hails from Pembroke, Ontario in the Upper Ottawa Valley.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and english from University of Toronto (University of St. Michael’s College) and a second Bachelor of Arts degree in theology from University of Ottawa (St. Paul University). He also has a Master of Arts degree in theology from University of Ottawa and obtained his law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. He was called to the Bar of the Province of Ontario in 1977.

Mr. Neville practiced as a commercial litigator from 1981-2004 in a wide variety of commercial disputes. In construction litigation, he has acted for every party in the construction pyramid: owners, architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and mortgagees.

To date, Mr. Neville has conducted more than 1100 mediations for a wide spectrum of disputes (except matrimonial law): in English, in French and in both official languages.

Mr. Neville has also presided as an arbitrator primarily in: construction disputes; commercial disputes (including landlord-tenant); insurance disputes; and partnership and shareholders’ disputes.

Mr. Neville, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, has conducted more than 1100 mediations over a wide spectrum of disputes

Professional Highlights

  • Rated “BV” by Martindale-Hubbell: defined by Martindale-Hubbell as being “an indication of an exemplary reputation and well established practice. A typical attorney is in mid-career with a significant client base and high professional standing”
  • Accredited by the ADR Institute of Canada as both a “Chartered Arbitrator” and a “Chartered Mediator
  • Mr. Neville is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators


Anita O’Neill

Administrative Assistant to Mr. Neville. Mr. Neville has been fortunate to have Mrs. O’Neill as his administrative-legal assistant since 1986. Anita is responsible for co-ordinating and scheduling Mr. Neville’s mediations and his arbitrations, including his arbitral pre-hearing conferences and the dates for hearing any interlocutory motions. To contact Mrs. O’Neill, please e-mail her at aoneil@nevilleadr.com.

Louise Neville

Mrs. Neville retired after a satisfying career as an elementary school teacher and has embarked on a new career as office administrator of Neville ADR Services Inc. Among her duties, Mrs. Neville handles any accounts payable and all dealings with suppliers and advertisers. To contact Mrs. Neville, please e-mail her at lsn@nevilleadr.com.

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