Bob Keel

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Bob Keel

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“At Keel Cottrelle, we are committed to providing the highest quality legal services in an innovative, expeditious and cost effective manner. I am proud to say that our clients are consistently satisfied with our service, and communicate this to us on a regular basis.”


Bob has appeared before all levels of the Courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada, Federal Court of Appeal, Ontario Court of Appeal, and the Superior Court of Justice, as well as numerous Tribunals.   He presents regularly at conferences and has published numerous books and articles.

Publications, News & Media:

  • Co-author, Education Law, 5th Edition (Carswell) (2019)
  • Spoken at more than 100 conferences and published more than 100 papers or articles
  • Executive Editor of the Keel Cottrelle LLP Education Law Newsletter, Human Resources Newsletter, and Public Sector Procurement Law Newsletter
  • Author of Student Rights and Responsibilities: Attendance and Discipline (1998), the co-author of An Educator’s Guide to Managing Sexual Misconduct in Schools (2003), An Educator’s Guide to Parental Harassment (2005) and An Educator’s Guide to the Health and Safety of Students, (2010)
  • Bob Keel has been awarded the Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development Centre Award


  • Called to the  Ontario Bar in 1977
  • Called to the Bar of New York State in 1986
  • Bachelor of Arts, Brock University
  • Bachelor of Laws, Osgoode Hall Law School

Professional Membership

  • International Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Advocates’ Society
  • Canadian Association for the Practical Study of Law in Education