Lauren Wortsman


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With her strong science background and a passion for environmental issues, Lauren Wortsman is naturally suited to help clients with environmental matters.

Lauren draws on her background in environmental science and her talent for keeping on top of change and innovation to find practical legal solutions to complex environmental issues. Adaptable and reliable, Lauren thrives on the dynamic and constantly changing world of environmental law.

Lauren’s practice focuses on environmental law and litigation, natural resources law, and Indigenous legal issues. Lauren represents clients in environmental civil proceedings, administrative proceedings, and regulatory prosecutions. Lauren assists clients with environmental compliance matters relating to contaminated land, remediation, and regulatory approvals for air, water, and waste. She advises businesses in a range of industries and provides strategic solutions to help clients meet their environmental regulatory obligations at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels of government. Lauren helps clients understand and manage potential environmental risks and liabilities, including by assisting with transactional environmental due diligence.

Lauren assists Indigenous communities, project proponents, governments, and co-management boards with natural resource development and environmental law matters. She advises about the duty to consult and helps clients develop strategies for fulfilling Indigenous consultation obligations.

Communication skills and an eye for detail are Lauren’s greatest strengths. Lauren stays on the leading edge of emerging legal issues to provide up-to-date and insightful advice to clients.


  • Called to the bar of Ontario (2020)
  • J.D., Western Law (graduated with Distinction) (2019)
  • B.Sc. (Hons.), Environmental Science, Queen’s University (Dean’s Honour List) (2013)


  • Canadian Bar Association (CBA)—member
  • Ontario Bar Association (OBA)—member
  • Law Society of Ontario—member