Louis Frapporti is the managing partner of Gowlings WLG’s Hamilton office. His practice is focused on product liability and insurance litigation, negligence and other tort actions, contractual disputes, and appellate advocacy. His clients are primarily Canadian, US, European and Chinese corporations, particularly manufacturers and insurers, who retain him to defend or prosecute product liability, negligence and/or breach of contract claims. While Louis is committed to the resolution of disputes on commercially sensible terms, he is firmly of the view that some matters require a trial and that excellence in trial and appellate advocacy are essential to effective client service. Following his call to the Bar in 1992, he served a two-year appointment as a clerk to the Chief Justice of Ontario. In addition to his role as an advocate and in management, Louis leads a number of significant client relationships exploring innovative methods of collaboration.