I have over 24 years of experience as a litigation lawyer. I have practiced both plaintiff and defence litigation and have over 10 years’ experience as the managing lawyer of staff legal office for a major Canadian Insurer.
I have experience in all areas of insurance law including motor vehicle, accident benefits, priority disputes, loss transfers, slip and falls, construction, professional negligence, product liability and property claims. I have completed extensive Anti-Fraud and Advanced Trial Advocacy Training. In 2015 I obtained a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the University of Windsor.
I have represented clients before the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada. I have conducted numerous trials, arbitrations and appeals and I have over 35 reported decisions in the area of insurance law.
I would be pleased to discuss my qualifications and mediation philosophy with you at your convenience. I am available to conduct mediations throughout Ontario. I would welcome the opportunity to assist you to resolve your dispute.
Please contact my assistant Tracie Schothuis or myself to schedule a date.