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