Bruce is a versatile, steadfast and personable litigator with twenty years of experience. He has earned a reputation of being able to successfully deal with all aspects of insurance litigation creatively, and both with vigor and patience, as warranted.
Bruce has successfully conducted numerous jury and non-jury trials. He has appeared as counsel in the Ontario Court of Appeal, and administrative tribunals including the Financial Services Commission of Ontario and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal. As part of his multifaceted practice and skill set, he has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation.
Illustrations of Bruce’s advocacy are represented in recent reported decisions involving the successful defence of a catastrophic impairment (P.B. v. State Farm, FSCO, 2013) and an insurer’s right to indemnity under a policy breach (Economical v. Montgomery, SCJ, 2013). Most recently, Bruce was entirely successful following a jury trial and a favourable threshold ruling (Ayub v. Sun, 2015 ONSC 1828).
Bruce regularly contributes his expertise on a pro bono basis to charitable organizations and impecunious litigants, and is active in local community efforts to alleviate the effects of poverty among children.
Called to the Ontario Bar, 1994
LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1992
M.A., University of Toronto, 1986
B.A. (With Distinction.), University of Toronto, 1985
Canadian Bar Association
The Advocates’ Society
Toronto Lawyers Association