Spotlight on our 2023-2024 President, David Elliot

The Rotary Club of Hamilton is proud to introduce our President for the 2023-2024 year, David Elliot, a distinguished member of our community whose professional and personal endeavors exemplify the Rotary motto, “Service Above Self.”

A Beacon of Legal Expertise

David Elliot’s academic journey began at McMaster University in Hamilton, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in 1982. His pursuit of legal excellence led him to Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, Toronto, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Laws in 1985. After articling with the renowned firm Agro Zaffiro Parente Orzel Hubar & Baker (now Agro Zaffiro LLP), he was called to the Ontario bar in 1987, marking the beginning of an illustrious legal career.

In 1992, David ascended to the role of Partner at the firm, a testament to his dedication and skill. His legal practice focuses on land development, real estate, and business law, areas where his expertise has been instrumental in shaping successful outcomes for his clients and the community.

A Pillar in the Legal Community

Beyond his professional accomplishments, David’s contributions to the legal community are noteworthy. He was honored with the “Distinguished Solicitor Award” by the Hamilton Law Association in March 2023, a prestigious accolade recognizing his exemplary service to the legal profession and the Hamilton community.

David’s leadership skills shone brightly during his tenure as President of the Hamilton Law Association (2009-2010), where he also held positions as Vice-President and Treasurer. His commitment to legal excellence extended to his roles as the chair of the Real Estate Committee, the Professional Issues Committee, and the Services and Benefits Committee of the HLA.

An Active Contributor to Legal Organizations

David’s influence in legal circles extends beyond the local community. He served on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Bar Association from 2012-14 and was a member of the OBA Council from 2009-2015. His leadership was also evident in his role as President of the Alumni Association of Phi Delta Phi’s Osgoode Inn Legal Fraternity.

A Dedicated Rotarian and Community Member

David Elliot’s community involvement is as diverse as it is impactful. A stalwart supporter of Rotary International, David is currently the President of the Rotary Club of Hamilton, having previously served as President of the Rotary Club of Hamilton Mountain and as an Assistant Governor of Rotary District 7090. His commitment to community service extends beyond Rotary; he has served as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the North Hamilton Community Health Centre and as Past President of the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club.

A Man of Varied Interests

David’s interests also include memberships in the Hamilton British Sportscar Club, the Toronto Triumph Club, the Toronto Antique & Classic Boat Society, and the Elliot Clan Society. He is an active member of St. John’s Anglican Church, Ancaster.

The Rotary Club of Hamilton celebrates the leadership and commitment of David Elliot. His diverse experiences, professional acumen, and dedication to service make him an exemplary President and a guiding light for our community. We look forward to a year of growth, service, and community engagement under his presidency.

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