Bruno De Vita, QC is a member of the firm’s litigation practice and the former Managing Partner of the firm. He practices in the area of civil litigation with an emphasis on insurance law, governmental liability, and personal injury litigation. His clients include major insurance companies, self-insured corporations, local governments, religious institutions and athletic associations.
Mr. De Vita’s practice involves the handling of complex insurance coverage cases, and the prosecution and defence of large property damage and business interruption claims. He regularly acts for underwriters on large property and liability coverage issues and has successfully defended insurers in disputes involving policy interpretation, bad faith, arson and fraud. He is also regularly involved in defending catastrophic injury claims. Bruno has also acted for professionals, including lawyers, real estate agents, insurance brokers and psychologists in both liability and disciplinary matters. He has acted as defence counsel in a number of civil cases dealing with allegations of sexual abuse and vicarious liability for sexual abuse.
In 2016, Mr. De Vita was appointed Deputy Chair of the Investigatory Chamber of the Independent FIFA Ethics Committee.
In 2015, Mr. De Vita was appointed as an arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, based in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he is a member of the general panel and the football panel.
In 2014, Mr. De Vita was awarded “Insurance Lawyer of the Year” by the British Columbia Branch of the Canadian Bar Association.