Walter T. (Wally) Langley

Walter Langley

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Wally is currently a mediator, arbitrator and facilitator with Ottawa Dispute Resolution Group Inc., and is also associated with the law firm of Sevigny Dupuis LLP, a labour and employment law firm serving Ottawa, its surrounding communities, and Eastern Ontario.


  • Bachelor of Arts, University of New Brunswick, 1969
  • L.L.B - University of New Brunswick, 1971
  • Called to the Bar of Ontario, 1973

Dispute Resolution Practice

Wally completed the Harvard Mediation Course sponsored by the Advocates Society in July 1998, and since then he has conducted numerous arbitrations, investigations, and mediations including multi-party disputes, in numerous contexts: labour and employment, commercial, breach of contract and personal injury.

In 2004, along with the Honourable James (Jim) Chadwick and Brian Parnega, Wally established Ottawa Dispute Resolution Group Inc. (ODRG) to further his mediation and arbitration practice.

In August 2020, Wally was inducted into the Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, an invitation-only professional association whose membership consists of mediators and arbitrators distinguished by their hands-on experience in the field of civil and commercial dispute resolution. He brings over 45 years of labour and employment, civil, and commercial litigation experience to his role as a mediator and arbitrator.

Areas of Law Practice

Wally commenced his law practice in 1973 with the Ottawa law firm of Burke-Robertson, LLP, becoming a partner in 1976. He practiced with that firm until 2004 when he, along with Brian Parnega established the boutique litigation firm of Parnega • Langley LLP.

In June 2020, Wally joined the firm of Sevigny Dupuis LLP, a labour and employment law firm serving Ottawa, its surrounding communities, and Eastern Ontario.

His practice is concentrated in the areas of employment law and labour relations matters and commercial litigation. Wally has appeared extensively before the Ontario and Canada Labour Relations Board, Arbitration Tribunals and all levels of Courts in the Province of Ontario, the Federal Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada. Included in the scope of his practice are the areas of employment contract and wrongful dismissal actions, human rights complaints, grievance arbitrations and alternate dispute resolution of employment matters along with acting on behalf of both Plaintiffs and Defendants in commercial litigation matters.

Wally was certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Civil Litigation in 1990.

Professional Activities

  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association, 1973 to present
  • Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, 1973 to present
  • Member of the Advocates Society of Ontario, 1978 to present
  • Member of the County of Carleton Law Association, 1973 to present -- Trustee from 1981 to 1990 and President 1988-1989

Community Activities

  • Member of the Board of Directors, Champions for Children's Foundation (formerly Children's Aid Foundation of Ottawa-Carleton) 1992 to1997
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Better Business Bureau of Ottawa-Hull 1973 to 1983 and President in 1982
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Council of Better Business Bureaux, 1984 to 1992
  • Member of the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, 1976 to present, member of the Board of Directors, 1995 to 2000 and President in 1999-2000 and 2001
Walter Langley Walter T. Langley
A specialist in employment law & labour relations with extensive experience.
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  Brian Parnega Brian Parnega
Extensive experience in Civil Litigation, specializing in personal injury, insurance law and more.
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The Honourable Albert Roy, J.D., Q.C. The Honourable
Albert Roy, J.D., Q.C.

Former Ontario Superior Court Judge for the East Region.
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    The Honourable
James B. Chadwick, Q.C.