Professional Background

Evan Rankin is a Partner in the Commercial Litigation Practice Group at Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP. He regularly acts for lawyers, directors, officers, and their companies in professional liability claims and shareholder disputes.

A thorough, tough, and responsive litigator, Evan has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, as well as before the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and the Ontario Securities Commission.

As an experienced freedom of expression advocate, Evan has worked on human rights claims in both domestic and international forums.

Before joining the firm, Evan articled at the Enforcement Branch of the Ontario Securities Commission, giving him special insight into a complex and growing area of litigation. He has since advised clients on the potential impact of securities laws to their businesses.


  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2017
  • Juris Doctor, University of Toronto, 2016
  • Master of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, 2012
  • Bachelor of Arts, Queen’s University, 2010


  • Member, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, The Advocates’ Society
  • Member, The Advocates’ Society Prosecutors’ Network

Recently served as counsel to:



  • Speaker, “Annual Banquet of the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto,” April, 2023
  • Speaker, “Swimming with the Sharks: Navigating Incivility and Harassment in Administrative Proceedings,” Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators, 34th Annual Conference, November, 2022

News + Insights | Aug 28, 2023

Remedial Measures May be Imposed on Regulated Medical Professionals for Degrading Online Comments

News + Insights | May 29, 2023

The Estate of Arbabbahrami v. MSH International (Canada) Ltd.: Implications for “War” and “Military or Usurped Power” Insurance Exclusions and Force Majeure Clauses

News + Insights | Jan 31, 2023

Handley Comes for Lien Court: Immediate Disclosure of Settlement Agreements Altering the Litigation Landscape in the Context of Lien Assignments

News + Insights | Jan 11, 2023

Rare Example of Partial Summary Judgment in a Construction Matter Upheld

News + Insights | Dec 15, 2022

Social Media Pump and Dumps: A Warning for Canadian Influencers

Articles | Feb 1, 2021

After the GameStop Short Squeeze, What Does Market Manipulation Mean in Canada?

Articles | Sep 15, 2020

Ontario's "Carbon Tax" Stickers are Unconstitutional – The Life and Death of the Federal Carbon Tax Transparency Act, 2019

Articles | Mar 21, 2020

The Emergencies Act and the Construction Industry

Articles | Aug 19, 2019

Presley v Van Dusen: Implications for Limitations Defenses for Multiple Construction Defendants

Articles | Apr 1, 2019

SLAPP in the Face - Bondfield Prevails in Anti-SLAPP Motion

Articles | Oct 18, 2018

Tesla Decision – A Charged Exchange Between Government and Private Enterprise: Tesla Motors Canada ULC v Ontario (Ministry of Transportation), 2018 ONSC 5062

Articles | Aug 21, 2018

Does your waiver protect you from claims under the Consumer Protection Act? The case of Schnarr v Blue Mountain Resorts Limited, 2018 ONCA 313