Call to the Bar, 1966
Law degree, Queen’s University, 1964
Gary was certified as a specialist in criminal law.
Gary McNeely attended Queen’s University in Kingston for his undergraduate studies graduating in both English and History. He obtained his Law degree in 1964. Upon graduating from Queens he articled with the Toronto law firm of Tilley, Carson, Barristers & Solicitors. After serving his articles and being called to the bar in 1966, he joined the law firm of Wahn, Mayer, Smith in Toronto. He later moved to the Peterborough area to join Dunn, McCarney Barristers & Solicitors.
While in Peterborough he received his Q.C. in 1971. He was Chairman of the troubled Child Conference Peterborough for 2 years, Chairman of the Hard of Hearing Association for 4 years, Chairman of the board of the Peterborough Symphony Orchestra for 2 years and President of the Peterborough Progressive Conservative Association for several years. He has taught various law courses at Sir Sanford Fleming College in Peterborough.
Gary McNeely has been on the board of directors and subsequently Vice President for the Criminal Lawyers Association in Toronto for 10 years. He also served as Vice President for the Progressive Conservative Association of Ontario and Policy Co-Chairman for Ontario for 2 years.
In 1982 Gary moved his law practice from Peterborough to Oshawa practicing only criminal law. Mr. McNeely has done countless serious criminal cases including numerous murder cases.