Edgar-Andre Montigny completed his doctorate in Canadian history in 1993 and then spent several years teaching history and Canadian studies before he decided to study law at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, graduating in 2003. He spent his articles as a judicial law clerk at the Superior Court of Justice, focusing on administrative law issues before the Divisional Court. From 2009 until 2016, he was a staff lawyer at ARCH Disability Law Centre where he represented clients on a range of accommodation and human rights issues. Ed served on the Advisory Board that helped produce the Law Commission of Ontario’s report on Legal Capacity, Decision-making and Guardianship in Ontario.
In 2017 Ed established his own practice to focus on issues of consent, capacity and substitute decision making and estate issues. Recently, he merged his practice to become Montigny Munk Law. He volunteers with St. Michael’s Hospital Social Justice Network, helping prepare Wills and POA documents for low-income persons.
Ed has been an adjudicator with the Toronto Licensing Tribunal since 2019. In 2022 he was appointed as a part-time member of the Ontario Animal Care Review Board.