Mediator & Arbitrator
Toronto, Ontario



McGill University
Faculty of Law
Institute of Air and Space Law
LL.M. – 1981
Thesis: The Constitutionality of the Carriage By Air Act in Canada

Law School:

McGill University Faculty of Law LL.B. – 1976


University of Montreal Loyola College
B.A. Political Science – 1973


  1. Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
    Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration – 2012
  2. Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies
    The Cambridge Lectures 2007
    Queen’s College, University of Cambridge, England
  3. Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass.
    Program of Instruction for Lawyers
    1999 – Mediation Workshop
    2000 – Negotiation Workshop
    2001 – Advanced Negotiation Workshop


  1. Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 1979
    Certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Civil Litigation in 1995
  2. Member of the Law Society of British Columbia since 1984
  3. Member of the Ontario Review Board since 2017
  4. Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rating
  5. Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators since 2012


  • Civil Litigation
    Practice before trial and appellate courts in Ontario, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories and the Federal Courts
  • ADR Mediation – Arbitration
    Commissions of Inquiry (Dubin – Aviation Safety; Krever – Tainted Blood) Coroners Inquests
  • Class Actions
  • Practice Areas:

    • Administrative Law – Canada Transportation Agency proceedings, Transport Canada enforcement proceedings, Workers Compensation Appeals Tribunal hearings
    • Aviation Law – domestic and international aviation accident litigation, personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, subrogation, insurance coverage
    • Product Liability – aeronautical products, natural gas storage and distribution, pharmaceutical products
    • Insurance Law – coverage disputes, co-insurance disputes
    • Libel & Slander
    • Commercial Litigation – sale of goods, repair and storage liens, contractual disputes


  • Canadian Bar Association – National Air & Space Law Section, Member at Large of the Executive Committee, 2002-2011
  • CBAO – Past Chair – Air Law Section. Current member Civil Litigation and Insurance Law sections Advocates’ Society
  • American Bar Association – Current member Tort & Insurance Law Section and the Forum on Air & Space Law


  • University of Toronto, Faculty of Applied Science
  • Lecturer – Aviation Law – Professional Pilot and Aviation Management Program, 2000


  • AVICON Aviation Insurance Conference, Stevensville, MD, 2015
    Moderator – Open Mediation Session
  • ADR Institute of Canada, Annual National Conference, “Confidentiality in Arbitration and Mediation: Does It exist?” Montreal, QC, 2014
  • American Bar Association – Forum on Air & Space Law, Washington D.C. 2003
    Celebrating 100 Years of Flight – Aviation Law in Canada (with the Honourable Chief Justice Donald I. Brenner, S.C. B.C.)
  • McGill University - Institute of Air & Space Law, Montreal Conference on International Aviation Liability & Insurance
    2009 – Presenter
    2011 – Chair, Panel on The Recovery of Non-Economic Damages
    2015 – Presenter


  • 2010 – Annals of Air and Space Law, I.C.A.S.L McGill University, Montreal – Co-author: The Recovery of Non-Pecuniary Damages in Canada, Vol. XXXV 2003-2007: LEXPERT, Annual Update on Aviation Law
  • 2004 – Journal of Air Law & Commerce, Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas Co-author: Damages for Personal Injury or Wrongful Death in Canada, 69 J.A.L.C. 233


  • Lawyers Feed The Hungry, Toronto – Volunteer
  • BLG Reads to Kids1
  • Duxbury Bay Maritime School – Volunteer ACCESSAIL Program2
  • Yonge Street Mission, Toronto – Past Director
  • Ontario Superior Court of Justice – Summer Pre-trial Projects (Judge Pro Tem)
  • Various Charity Fund Raising Events – Participation as a sponsored runner
    Annually – Terry Fox Run
    2000 – Boston Marathon (Hospital for Sick Children)
    1999 – Chicago Marathon (Hospital for Sick Children)
    1997 – London, U.K. Marathon (Children’s Wish Foundation)


1 Inner-city school literacy program
2 ACCESSAIL provides sailing opportunities for everyone irrespective of physical or cognitive challenges.


Yoga, Running, Sprint Triathlons, Sailing, Cross Country and Downhill Skiing


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