Sean Carter is a partner with Carters and the head of the litigation practice group at Carters. Sean has broad experience in civil litigation and joined Carters in 2012 after having articled with and been an associate with Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP (Toronto office) for three years. Sean practices general civil, commercial and charity related litigation, as well as criminal appeals. Sean has been recognized as a leading expert in corporate and commercial litigation by The Best Lawyers in Canada since 2021.

Sean has a broad range of civil and commercial litigation experience, including matters related pertaining to breaches of contract, defamation, real estate claims, shareholders’ disputes and directors’/officers’ liability matters, estate disputes, debt recovery and US/Canada cross border enforcement of judgements. He also has experienced litigating human rights and employment-related matters, such as, sexual abuse/harassment (both historical and current), and human rights claims. Sean has experience representing clients before all levels of court in Ontario, and various other specialized statutory administrative tribunals, including the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.

Sean also assists clients on matters focusing on alternative dispute resolution, liability reduction and provides risk management advice for a wide range of organizations, including non-profits and charities.

Education & Call To The Bar
  • LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2008
  • B. A., (hons) University of Toronto, St. George Campus 2005
  • Ontario Bar, 2009
Recent Decisions
to Force Reinstatement and Rehearing of Member Discipline Committee Successfully Defended with Application Dismissed with Costs by Court. June 9, 2022.
Successfully Defended and Motion Defeated. Nov 12, 2021.
Football Non-Profit Successful and New Trial Ordered. Nov 12, 2021.
Successfully Defended with Application Dismissed with Costs by Court. October 8, 2021.

By Terrance S. Carter, Sean S. Carter and Nancy E. Claridge

By Terrance S. Carter, Sean S. Carter, Urshita Grover, Theresa L.M. Man, Ryan M. Prendergast, Esther Shainblum, Cameron A. Axford and Martin U. Wissmath

Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 526, April 17, 2024.
By Terrance S. Carter and Ryan M. Prendergast

Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 525, Jan 31. 2024.

Terrance S. Carter, Sean S. Carter and Urshita Grover

Featured in the November 2023 Charity & NFP Law Update
Speaking Engagements & Seminar Materials
By Terrance S. Carter, Nancy E. Claridge, Sean S. Carter and Lynne M. Westerhof

AML/ATF and Charity Law Alert No. 51, March 30, 2023.
Presented by Sean S. Carter and Esther S.J. Oh at The 2020 Charity & NFP Law Seminar.
Presented by Sean S. Carter and Esther S.J. Oh at The 2019 Church & Charity Law Seminar.