Tina Q. Yang

Partner / Class Actions, Commercial Litigation


Tina is a partner at Waddell Phillips. Her practice focuses on the prosecution of diverse, ground-breaking class actions, particularly in the areas of institutional negligence, Charter breaches & state accountability, privacy, consumer protection, and employment law. She also acts regularly for individuals and organizations in complex civil and commercial litigation.

Tina brings her sharp strategic instincts, tenacious advocacy, and passion for justice to every case. She has represented clients before all levels of court in Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia, as well as the Federal Courts and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. Her work is often precedent-setting and has achieved landmark settlements for hundreds of thousands of Canadians.

Tina is a frequent speaker on class action and privacy law issues. She sits on the executive of The Advocates’ Society Class Actions Practice Group, and has previously served in leadership positions with the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund, the Ontario Class Actions Bench-Bar Liaison Committee, and the Ontario Bar Association’s Class Actions Law section executive. Outside of the law, Tina volunteers her time as a Director of Anduhyaun Inc, Canada’s oldest Indigenous women’s shelter.


  • University of Toronto Faculty of Law, J.D., 2010
  • University of Saskatchewan, B.A.H., 2007

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 2011

Professional Affiliations

  • Ontario Bar Association, Class Action Law Section – Executive Member (2019-Current)
  • Ontario Bar Association, Privacy & Information Law Section – Executive Member (2019-Current)
  • Ontario Class Actions Bench-Bar Liaison Committee (2020-Current)
  • The Advocates’ Society – Member
  • Toronto Lawyers’ Association – Member