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David G. Doney


Guelph, Ontario, Canada


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.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law

Bar Admissions

  • Canada, 1976


  • University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • LL.B., Bachelor of Laws – 1974
  • University of Guelph
    • B.A. – With Honours
    • Major: Economic Theory
  • John F. Ross CVI in the City of Guelph

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

Past Employment Positions

  • Law firm of Morrow, Nicholson and Doney, 1979 – 1981
  • Nicholson and Doney, Partner, 1981 – 2008

Pro Bono Activities

  • YMCA
  • 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