Charles Dobson

Charles is the Knowledge Management Lawyer for Osler’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution team. He works closely with the Firm’s litigators to deliver excellence in client service. Charles ensures the Firm’s institutional knowledge is captured, refined, and accessible. He is especially focused on using technology to surface insights, solve problems, and build new tools, while always aiming to increase the efficiency and quality of the Firm’s advocacy work. In this vein, Charles is deeply involved in the Firm’s innovation projects, both within the Litigation and Dispute Resolution department and firmwide.

 He also plays a key role in litigation pricing and project management. Prior to joining Osler, Charles was a partner at a litigation boutique and earlier an associate in the litigation department of another national law firm.

Media Mentions

  • Osler News Nov 7, 2022

    A fresh take on applying decision trees to case assessments in litigation

    Decision trees allow lawyers to explain a dispute visually, with easily digestible language and numbers. A single page can convey as much information...

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Community Involvement

Speaking and Writing



  • Osgoode Hall Law School, LLB
  • University of Calgary, BA (Honours)


  • English
  • German

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • The Advocates' Society
  • Knowledge Management Advisory Board, Practical Law Canada