Michel Caza

Michel is a Professional Engineer and Lawyer at Cheadles LLP and practices with the firm’s litigation team. His practice includes construction law, labour and employment law, and commercial litigation.

Prior to his career in law, Michel spent 17 years in the mining and construction industries in various capacities including labourer, supervisor, inspector, Senior Engineer and Project Manager. He has Canadian and international experience in project management, project evaluation, and developing prospective mining and infrastructure projects. With this background comes a significant amount of experience working with, consulting engineers, contractors and mine operators.

Michel’s roots are firmly established in Northern Ontario having been born in Timmins and raised in Thunder Bay. Michel is a proud husband, father of three active children, and a cancer survivor. In his spare time, Michel enjoys an active lifestyle and competes in running, cycling and triathlon events. Michel has completed 5 Ironman triathlons and is also an avid sailor.

Professional Associations and Development

Professional Engineers Ontario

Law Society of Ontario

Canadian Bar Association

The Advocates Society

Thunder Bay Law Association

Construction Adjudication and ODACC Orientation Program

Community Involvement

Director – 2019 Xterra Sleeping Giant Off-Road Festival

Former Co-Director – CIBC Fun for the Cure (2012/13)

Marriage Preparation Course Counsellor – St. Agnes Parish since 2012.

Volunteer – Lakehead Rotary Club (Board of Directors, Terry Fox Run, Shelter House, Christmas Parade)

Volunteer – Lawyers Feed the Hungry (Dew Drop Inn)

Bar Admission

2020 (Ontario)

Education

2020 – Lakehead University – Juris Doctorate

2001 – McGill University – Bachelor of Engineering (Mining)

1997 – Confederation College – Environmental Engineering Technology Diploma