William G. Lea, Q.C.
Bills acts as Counsel at Campbell Lea. Bill graduated from Mount Allison University, B.A. (Hons.) in 1968. He spent two years at McMaster University doing graduate work with emphasis on formal logic and acting as a teaching assistant. Bill received a degree in law from Dalhousie University in 1973.
He was a partner in the firm from 1973 until 2007, returning to the firm in January 2018. His areas of specialization include contested matters, professional regulation, corporate and commercial law and health/hospital law. Contested matters include commercial litigation, administrative law and, occasionally, criminal or quasi-criminal law. He has practiced before all courts in Prince Edward Island, the Federal Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme court of Canada. He has conducted contested matters, as well as in Prince Edward Island, in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia.
He received his Queen’s Counsel appointment in 1986.
He has previously been active in the Prince Edward Island Law Society, as a member of the Society’s Council, as the first chair of the Law Foundation of Prince Edward Island, and as a member of the Society’s Discipline Committee. He was a founding board member of Junior Achievement of PEI and a member of the Heart and Stroke Foundation board. He was a founding member of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation and was an ex-officio member of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Inc. Board of Directors for about twenty years, and acted for most of the hospitals in the province.