Wade practices human rights law at Ross & McBride LLP in Hamilton, Ontario. Wade regularly acts for applicants before human rights tribunals and recently began to act for unions in human rights matters. Prior to practice Wade obtained his juris doctor degree from the University of Toronto. During law school Wade interned with the International Labour Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, working directly with Guido Raimondi (currently Judge and Vice-President of the European Court of Human Rights).
Prior to articling with Ross & McBride LLP, Wade worked for Justice Robert Sharpe of the Ontario Court of Appeal. In 2013, Wade completed his LL.M. at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. While studying at Cornell, Wade traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina as part of a four-member fact-finding team to explore the causes, conditions and consequences of female imprisonment in the federal prison system.
This study resulted in an extensive report which was presented in collaboration with the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Violence Against Women. Wade is an applicant-side representative on the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario’s Practice Advisory Committee, and sits on the Board of Directors of ARCH Disability Law, the United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton, and Volunteer Hamilton. Wade serves on the executive of the Ontario Bar Association’s Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Section.