Frank A. Benedetto

Frank A. Benedetto

Frank A. Benedetto

Frank A. Benedetto, Managing Partner

Toronto – Whitby – Ottawa
416-368-0231 ext. 225
fbenedetto@fmlaw.ca
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Sophia Domenichiello, Assistant
416-368-0231 ext. 232
sdomenichiello@fmlaw.ca

Michelle Ceci, Senior Law Clerk
416-368-0231 ext.222
mceci@fmlaw.ca

Julie Koritar, Law Clerk
416-368-0231 ext. 265
jkoritar@fmlaw.ca

Profile

Frank’s sophisticated and nuanced style of advocacy makes him sought after counsel for his expertise in complex motor vehicle tort and accident benefit matters, including catastrophic claims, large loss priority and loss transfer disputes, and cross border matters. His successful litigation approach is marked by pragmatic, creative, and fair advocacy. Frank’s conscientiousness and leadership enhances the Firm’s long lasting client relations.

In addition to his success in the multi-dimensional demands of litigation, lawyers retain Frank as mediator for his exceptional understanding of the law and litigation, and his interpersonal skills. He is also called upon by insurers to advise on litigation risk management.

The demands of litigation are successfully satisfied by Frank as he builds and presents a case before the Superior Court of Justice, the Court of Appeal, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, and private Arbitrators. More recent advocacy is reflected in decisions involving representing the successful parties concerning the definitive case on the loss transfer limitation period (Federation v. Kingsway, CA, 2012), the rules respecting the change of forum in accident benefit disputes (Gordyukova v. Certas, CA, 2012), and the scope of the accident benefit Examination Under Oath (Aviva v. Balvers, SCJ, 2007).

Contributions and Interests

In the proud and important tradition of the legal profession, Frank devotes his time and talents to the profession and his community. He is a well regarded legal educator and teaches Insurance Law at the University of Queen’s Faculty of Law, is a participant of Osgoode Hall Law School’s Insurance Law Praxicum, and presenter for a variety of organizations including the Advocates’ Society and insurers. He has been an Articling principal and is a mentor through the Ontario Bar Association.

Frank’s passion for service is reflected in his involvement as a member of the Board of Directors of the Thomas Moore Lawyers’ Guild (Toronto) and the Markham Soccer Club. He has been a campaign lawyer and fundraiser, and President and Chief Executive Officer of a Federal Riding Association.

Education

Called to the Ontario Bar, 1999
LL.B., on Entrance Scholarship, Osgoode Hall Law School, 1997
B.A.(Hons.), on Scholarship, Summa Cum Laude, York University, 1994

Memberships

Canadian Bar Association
Canadian Defence Lawyers
Ontario Bar Association
The Advocates’ Society
Thomas Moore Lawyers’ Guild (Toronto)