LSO tribunal allows lawyer accused of theft to practise in-house pending merits determination

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By Julius Melnitzer | September 28, 2022

A Law Society of Ontario tribunal has allowed a lawyer accused of having clients send firm funds to his personal account to continue practising in-house for a family corporation until his case is decided on the merits.

The decision came in the context of the Law Society Tribunal’s denial of an LSO motion for an interlocutory order suspending Matthew William O’Neil’s license to practise law.

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Julius Melnitzer is a Toronto-based legal affairs writer, ghostwriter, writing coach and media trainer. Readers can reach him at [email protected] or


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