Known for his wisdom and compassion, Patrick LeSage has been an outstanding leader in the legal profession. He began his career as a Crown attorney and later rose through the ranks of the judiciary to serve as a chief justice of the Ontario Superior Court. For more than 28 years, he presided over some of the most complex and publicized cases in Canada, and earned the reputation of being one of our country's best trial judges. Following his retirement from the bench, he conducted an extensive review of Ontario's police complaints system. He continues to provide wise counsel as a mediator, arbitrator and mentor.