Senior partner practising civil litigation. Extensive trial and appellate experience at all levels, including Supreme Court of Canada. Specializes in class proceedings; product liability, including design and manufacturing issues in automotive, aerospace and consumer products industries; commercial disputes; complex multiparty litigation; and reputation management. Created and led numerous advocacy training programs and honoured in 2014 with The Advocates’ Society Award for Excellence in Teaching. Frequent keynote speaker, facilitator, panellist, moderator. Past Executive Board member of The Advocates’ Society. Member of LSUC, Canadian, American, and International Bar Associations. Accredited Mediator, CEDR leading UK provider of dispute resolution services. Martindale-Hubbell AV rating. Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada and recognized as Toronto Product Liability Law Lawyer of the Year; The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers; Who's Who Legal: Canada. Elected to BLG’s inaugural National Council and Toronto Management Committee in 2000; Toronto Regional Leader of BLG’s litigation practice (2005); Toronto Regional Managing Partner (2006–2008); concluded service in firm management as Chair of BLG’s National Council (2008).
Year Called to the Bar:
Most frequently recommended
Litigation - Product Liability
Litigation - Commercial Insurance
Litigation - Directors' & Officers' Liability
Personal Injury - Represents Defendants