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Following a distinguished career with the Ontario government, including eight years as Deputy Attorney General of Ontario and former Deputy Minister Responsible for Aboriginal Affairs, Murray Segal now practises as independent legal counsel, consultant, and mediator practicing as Murray D. Segal Professional Corporation. He is also Counsel to Henein Hutchison LLP Barristers in downtown Toronto.
Murray was the chief legal advisor to the Government of Ontario and trusted advisor to Cabinet, the Attorney General, other Ministers, and Deputy Ministers. He oversaw all government litigation and is experienced in developing legislation. With a deep commitment to access to justice, he guided the modernization of Ontario’s justice architecture, with a keen eye to updating technology. Murray oversaw and implemented transformation of the human rights system, administrative law tribunals, police oversight, civil law reform, and criminal justice improvements. In addition to the justice portfolio, Murray became a go-to negotiator and problem-solver for some of the most complex, sensitive, and difficult challenges facing the government. He was a trusted negotiator and mediator in high-stakes, multi-million dollar disputes.
Prior to his time as the Deputy Attorney General, Murray was the Chief Prosecutor for the Province of Ontario, leading the largest prosecution service in Canada. Murray has prosecuted some of the most significant and challenging cases in the country, including Canada’s largest white collar crime case. He is comfortable at every level of court and has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada on many occasions, arguing complex constitutional and other matters. Today, drawing on his extensive legal and executive experience, he advises and represents clients in both the public and private sectors.