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Mohammed Elshafie

Mohammed El Shafie


Mohammed is developing a broad, multilingual litigation and advisory practice, with equal emphasis on commercial, administrative and constitutional law. Mohammed received his JD from Harvard Law School, and, before joining us as an associate, completed his articles  at the Firm  as a candidate in the Programme de pratique du droit.

 A proud Egyptian revolutionary, Mohammed’s experience of the thrilling triumphs and bitter disappointments of the Arab Spring gave him direct insight into the delicate interplay of law and politics, and taught him invaluable lessons in the arts of negotiation and extempore eloquence.

Having had a glimpse of the majesty and power of the Law, Mohammed conceived the ambition of mastering its every aspect: he divided his law school summers between researching the intricacies of the Rome Statute in The Hague and lobbying for more merciful landlord and tenant laws in Mississippi, was a research and teaching assistant in constitutional law and civil procedure, and felt equally at ease discussing Thomas of Canterbury’s interpretation of Canon Law and co-authoring a report on the Black November Massacres in Bolivia for the Harvard International Human Rights Clinic.

An avid learner and teacher of languages, Mohammed has served clients in English, French, Arabic and Spanish, and prays for the day when he may add Latin to the list.

Law-permitting, Mohammed may be found playing the piano, chasing old-time radio recordings in English, French and Spanish, conducting political philosophy reading groups, and persuading a justly skeptical world of his cooking talents.


  • L'Association des juristes d'expression française de l’Ontario [AJÉFO]
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian American Bar Association
  • County of Carleton Law Association
  • The Advocates' Society
  • Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association
  • Canadian Association of Lawyers with Disabilities

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