Yuce Baykara

About Yuce Baykara

General Counsel of Knights Legal Professional Corporation, Yuce Baykara is an award-winning former litigator and advisor with the Ontario Government, and noted commentator and contributor to prominent legal profession publications in Canada and United States.

Prior to co-founding KNIGHTS LPC, Mr. Baykara owned and operated his own practice, serving clients in the Greater Toronto Area with innovative and flexible legal solutions with a collaborative approach to client care. Mr. Baykara was also Legal Counsel with Sauvageau & Associates, a corporate commercial litigation firm where he litigated for large commercial clients at all levels of court in Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia.

Mr. Baykara has a client focused approach which he developed serving as a Crown Advisor with the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services and Ministry of Children and Youth Services. Mr. Baykara also served within the Litigation department of the Ministry of the Attorney General, working on a number of high profile cases which directly affected the lives of Ontarians.

From his work with the Ontario government, Mr. Baykara was awarded the Prix Excelsior Award for Excellence in Litigation, from the Office of the Attorney General of Ontario, the Bravo! Award for Outstanding Contributions in Public Service from the Minister of Community and Social Services, and the Pinnacle Award for Innovation & Creativity from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

Mr. Baykara holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) from the University of Toronto, and completed his law degree (LL.B) at the University of Manchester, and The University of North Carolina. Prior to his studies in law, Mr. Baykara completed a Specialized Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from York University. Mr. Baykara is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Ontario Bar Association, Toronto Lawyers Association, and American Bar Association.

Highlights

BRAVO Award – Ministry of Community and Social Services – Outstanding Contributions in Public Service –Huronia Class Action litigation team

PINNICLE Award – Ministry of Children and Youth Services – Contribution in Creativity and Innovation –Huronia Class Action litigation team

PRIX EXCELSIOR Award – Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario – Excellence in Litigation Team Work – For contributions to the Huronia Class Action litigation team

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