Tom Dooley


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Office: Winnipeg

Main: (204) 957-4628

Fax: (204) 957-4239

Services provided by T P Dooley Law Corporation

Education & Qualifications

  • Manitoba Bar (1970)
  • Saskatchewan Bar (1981)
  • LLB (Manitoba, 1969)
  • BA (Manitoba, 1965)

Tom practises in the corporate and commercial areas, with emphasis on agricultural related organizations, co-operatives and not-for-profits, charities, legislative drafting and administrative law.

  • Pork Industry Award, Manitoba Pork Council (2018)
  • Lexpert Zenith Award, Leadership Through Change (2012)
  • Distinguished Service Award, St. John’s-Ravenscourt School (2011)
  • The Harry Mardon Award, Manitoba Chambers of Commerce (2009)
  • Distinguished Service Award, University of Manitoba (1997)
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management, University of Manitoba (1998-2000)
  • Sessional Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Economics & Farm Management, University of Manitoba (1997)
  • Lecturer (1978-1980), Panellist (1990), Law Society of Manitoba Bar Admission Course – Corporate and Commercial Transactions
  • Examiner, Law Society of Manitoba Bar Admissions Course – Ethics, Professional Responsibility & Law Office Management


  • Contributing Editor, Family Farm Business Adviser
  • Speaker, Workshop on Forming Producer-Controlled Value-Added Organizations (2009)
  • Speaker, Bio-Fuels and Value-Added Co-op Conference (2007)
  • Speaker, Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives (MAFRI) Staff Development Session on Co-operatives (2007)
  • Speaker, Advanced Cooperative Training MAFRI (2006)
  • Session Leader, “Co-operatives in Manitoba: A Primer,” Law Society of Manitoba (2004)
  • Speaker, Legal and Business Issues Faced by Agricultural Producers, Manitoba Bar Association Mid-Winter Session (2003)
  • Session Leader, School Board Governance, Manitoba Federation of Independent Schools (2002)
  • Speaker, Check Off Options and Requirements, Prairie Oat Growers Association Inc. (2002)
  • Panellist, Governance and Fiduciary Issues – Defined Pension Plans, Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute (2001)
  • Speaker, Responsibilities of Board Members, Veterinary Services District Boards (2000)
  • New Generation Co-operatives Workshop, Consulting Agrologists (1999)
  • Symposium on New Generation Co-operatives Workshop, Grain World (1999)
  • “Crisis Management: Are you Prepared?” AMT Report (Spring 1999)
  • “New Generation Co-operatives Sweep North From the Dakotas,” Manitoba Focus (1998 Vol. 1)
  • Speaker, “New Generation Co-operatives,” Winkler and District Chamber of Commerce (1998)
  • Panellist, Legal Considerations in Strategic Long-Term Planning: Farm Business Challenges (1998)
  • Speaker, Food Safety and Crisis Communication Workshop, Crisis Response Strategy and Recall Procedures (1998)
  • “New Generation Co-operatives,” AMT Report (Fall 1997)
  • The Clergy and Religious Institutions: “Where Secular Obligations Conflict with Religious Duties and Conscience,” Isaac Pitblado Lectures (1996)
  • Chair, Manitoba Bar Association Mid-Winter Session re: The Farm Lands Protection Act (1984)
  • Director, Chair, Rossbrook House Foundation Inc. (2006-present)
  • Director Emeritus, Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice at St. Paul’s College Inc.
  • Founding Director, Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice at St. Paul’s College Inc. (2002-2016)
  • Former Chair, St. Paul’s College, Board of Governors (2005-2008)
  • Former Director, St. Paul’s College Foundation Inc. (2005-2010)
  • Former Chair, St. Paul’s College Alumni and Friends Association Inc. (1990-1993)
  • Former President, Manitoba Cardiac Institute (Reh-Fit) Inc. (2003-2006)
  • Former Director, Manitoba Cardiac Institute (Reh-Fit) Foundation Inc. (2003-2011)
  • Former Chair, St. John’s-Ravenscourt School Board of Governors (1994-1996)
  • Former Chair, St. John’s-Ravenscourt Foundation Inc. (1994–1996, 2008-2010)
  • Former Vice-Chair, University of Manitoba Board of Governors (1996)
  • Former Secretary-Treasurer, College Housing Holdings Incorporated (1981-2000)
  • Former Director, Manitoba Food Processors Association Inc. (1997-1999)
  • Former Corporate Secretary, Manitoba Chamber of Commerce (1993-1999)
  • Former Chair, Policy Resolutions Committee, Manitoba Chamber of Commerce (1993-1999)
  • Member, The Law Society of Manitoba Advisory Committee on Governance of the Professions (1995)
  • Member, The Wilson Report Subcommittee on the Gender Issues Subsection of the Manitoba Bar Association (1993)
  • Former Member, Canada-Manitoba Agri-Food Council
  • Former Commodore, Zig Zag Yacht Club (1991-1993)
  • Former President, St. Paul’s College Student Council (1964-1965)
  • Former President, Manitoba Law School Student Council (1968-1969)


  • The Law Society of Manitoba
  • Manitoba Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • American Agricultural Law Association