David G. Doney

David G. Doney
PO Box 1505, Stn. Main 20 Douglas St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 6N9
Phone: (519) 837-3265
Fax: (519) 837-1758

Practice areas

Criminal Law

Bar information

Called to the bar: 1976 (ON)


David G. Doney graduated from John F. Ross CVI in the City of Guelph. Subsequently, he attended the University of Guelph wherein he graduated with an Honours B.A. in Economic Theory. He then attended the University of Toronto from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Laws in 1974. Following a period of articling in the City of Ottawa, David Doney was called to the bar in April of 1976 and has practiced almost exclusively in the area of criminal law since that time.

From 1976 to 1979 David Doney practiced criminal law in the city of Toronto. Upon his return to Guelph he joined the law firm of Morrow, Nicholson and Doney and practiced in the same areas of concern until 1981. From that time until 2008 he was a partner in the partnership of Nicholson and Doney Law Firm. Since 2008, David Doney has worked as a sole practitioner. Since November of 1994, he has been a standing agent for the Attorney General of Canada, and currently continues to practice criminal law in all areas of criminal defense.

Mr. Doney has been active in a political party, both federally and provincially, an array of charitable boards including the YMCA, and is presently a member of the Royal Canadian Military Institute, the Glen Forest Hunt Club, the Galt Sportsmans Club, and the Criminal Lawyer's Association.

Pro bono

Royal Canadian Military Institute, Member
Glen Forest Hunt Club, Member
Wildlife Conservations Organizations, Member
Devil’s Glen Country Club, Member
Galt Sportsmans Club, Member
Criminal Lawyer’s Association, Member

Professional associations and memberships

Attorney General of Canada, Standing Agent, since November 1994
Superior Court of Justice Bench and Bar Committee
Criminal Court Liaison Committee
The Criminal Lawyer’s Association

Legal education

University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
LL.B., Bachelor of Laws - 1974

Non legal education

University of Guelph
B.A. - With Honours
Major: Economic Theory