Education

Bar Admission

  • 2003 Admitted to Ontario Bar

Jennifer is a member of the firm’s Insurance Group.

She defends matters relating to complex personal injury, occupier’s liability, CGL claims, municipal liability, professional negligence, D&O claims, product liability and recall, property claims, and subrogated claims. Jennifer also handles coverage disputes, and fraudulent claims. She works for insurers, and private clients alike.

In addition, Jennifer has expertise in cannabis litigation and regulatory compliance, and has actively addressed the industry on the impact of recreational cannabis legalization on insurance policy coverage, and claims in both the insurance and broader industries, nationally and internationally.

Jennifer is committed to working with her clients in a collaborative approach to develop a litigation strategy that is mindful of their goals, and needs, as an organization. She is client focused and customer service driven, and is dedicated to understanding her clients’ business objectives, in an aim to not only deliver high quality work, but also an exceptional client experience. She is also committed to providing value-added services to her clients, including high quality continuing legal education seminars on topical legal developments, and on preventative litigation topics.

Jennifer has also completed studies in Risk Management and has obtained a Canadian Risk Management Designation, as a means to further her skills in risk identification, assessment, treatment, and prevention. As a value-added service to her clients, she can provide advice on risk mitigation and financing, and strategy to reduce claims.

On A Personal Note...

Outside of the legal profession, you’ll likely find Jennifer, her husband, two energetic boys, and their dog Riley, outdoors playing sports, or walking around Toronto while enjoying all its culinary offerings.

Representative Experience

  • Significant experience defending complex and catastrophic personal injury claims – including brain injuries, quadriplegic claims, and fatalities
  • Regular defence of over-limits claims, and claims involving complicated issues of liability
  • Defence of individuals, business owners, and commercial/social hosts involved in casualty claims
  • Experienced in defending property claims relating to both residential and commercial property losses, including contamination claims, fire and flood losses, and crop and stock claims
  • Adept at handling a variety of construction-related matters including the defence of architects, engineers, various trades, general contractors, and suppliers
  • Defence of manufacturers, distributors, and retailers involved in product liability claims
  • Skilled in defending claims against municipal entities, and quasi-governmental agencies
  • Defence of claims involving allegations of fraud
  • Extensive experience prosecuting subrogation recovery matters
  • Proficient in the resolution of litigation through direct informal negotiation and formal mediation
  • Appearances before all levels of Court in Ontario

Publications

  • 2020, “Eggs, Bacon, and a Side of Legalization: Insights into the Effect of Cannabis Legalization in Canada on Your Legal Practice”, OBA Institute, Presenter
  • 2019, “Taking Stock: Product Recall in the Canadian Cannabis Sector”, Author
  • “The Impact of Cannabis Legalization on the Insurance Industry: Challenges, Changes, and Opportunity”, Author
  • “Trends in Cannabis Litigation and Risk in the International Markets”, Author
  • “Assessment of Thin and Crumbling Skull Claims”, Author
  • “Assessing Damages”, Author
  • “Contributory Negligence in Accidents Involving Left Turn Vehicles”, Author
  • “Critical Updates in Threshold Decisions”, Author
  • “Litigation Loans: Promoting “Access to Justice” at a High (Interest) Cost”, Author

Professional & Community Affiliations

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