Margaret R. Truesdale

Research Director

Margaret R. Truesdale is the Research Director for Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall. She has peerless experience working across a wide range of business, litigation, administrative law, and personal legal needs specialties. In a profession where the learned application of knowledge and precedent is so critical, the value that Margaret brings to our firm’s clients cannot be underestimated. Margaret has provided governance advice to clients in governmental and private environments. She has also assisted clients in both governmental and private environments to understand the legislative schemes relevant to their regulation, including advice relating to applying their home statutes, dealing with privacy and access to information concerns, and dealing with different layers of government regulations. Margaret is on the Supreme Court of Canada Ottawa Agents Practice and Procedures Committee and has shepherded numerous parties and interveners through appeals at the Supreme Court of Canada.

Called to the Ontario Bar in 1982 following studies at Osgoode Hall, Margaret quickly focused her attention on legal research, working as a research lawyer at the Law Society of Upper Canada for over ten years and then operating her own private legal research service. For over thirty years, Margaret has proven her research abilities in all areas of law, both criminal and civil, as well as her leadership talent. In 1998, Margaret added to her depth in legal analysis by completing her Masters of Law degree at the University of Ottawa.

Margaret is able to find and synthesize the most critical legal information for any situation with the efficiency needed to effectively advance client interests.

  • LL.M., University of Ottawa, 1998
  • Admitted to Ontario Bar, 1982
  • LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1980
  • Legal Research Network
  • Women’s Law Association (Ottawa Steering Committee)
  • Canadian Bar Association
Professional Activities
  • Big Sister, Big Brothers Big Sisters Ottawa
Areas of Expertise