Eli Bordman

Eli Bordman


Eli Bordman
Contact Information

Eli Bordman


T 416.865.6690

F 416.865.6636

E ebordman@grllp.com


University of British Columbia, Bachelors of Commerce, 2017
University of Toronto, Juris Doctorate, 2020
Bar Admission

Ontario, 2021
About Gardiner Roberts LLP

For over 100 years, Gardiner Roberts has combined the benefits of a full-service law firm with the dexterity of a mid-sized one. Our focused, cross-disciplinary, one-team approach and commitment to understand your business joins our relevant expertise, immediacy and dedication to providing client-centric, hands-on service. 100% Canadian and fully independent, we offer a level of overall efficiency and cost-effectiveness that larger firms can't touch. Resisting "cookie-cutter" law, Gardiner Roberts has built its name - one rewarding client relationship at a time.

Executive Summary

Eli is an emerging young litigator with a client-oriented outlook and a knack for resolving tense legal disputes.

Eli started at Gardiner Roberts in 2019 as a summer student, completed his articles with the firm in 2020 and returned as an associate in 2021. At the firm, his work has ranged from litigating in small claims court to multi-billion dollar class actions and everything in between. Eli has prepared written materials for both trial level and appellant litigation. Eli maintains a broad litigation practice with a focus on professional negligence, municipal law and class actions work.

Having been awarded the “Top Appellant Team” at the 2019 Frank W. Callaghan Memorial Moot and “Most Outstanding Moot Team” at UBC’s 2017 Undergraduate Moot Court Competition, Eli has been recognized for his oral advocacy skills. 


Representative Work
  • Secured procedurally important decisions in data breach class action effecting over 6 million Canadians.  


Articles and Presentations
  • Business Interruption Insurance in the Time of COVID-19: Some Recent Judicial Consideration
  • HBC’s Efforts to Withhold Rent Due to Landlords’ Failure to Maintain “First Class” Shopping Centres
Professional Involvement
  • Law Society of Ontario 
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
Pro Bono

I work with individuals and provide legal services to those who would otherwise be unable to access justice

Beyond the Office

When not in the office, you can find Eli playing competitive trivia or geocaching. He is currently on the hunt to find Toronto’s best martini.