Brian has extensive experience and substantive knowledge in the following areas:

Motor vehicle accidents

Fatalities

Municipal liability, including roads, highways and sidewalks

Occupiers’ Liability claims

Police negligence (use of force, negligent investigation and more)

School Board liability

Benefit disputes (SABS and LTD)

Medical malpractice

Professional negligence involving lawyers, dentists, engineers, nurses

Building Code claims and faulty construction

Product liability

Property loss

Insurance coverage disputes

Civil sexual assault and abuse


Brian is available for video conference mediations as well as in-person sessions.

For 25 years as a lawyer, Brian represented plaintiffs and defendants alike in a wide variety of cases and participated in hundreds of mediations. With this experience, and with his formal dispute resolution training, Brian has a deep knowledge of the mediation process and the dynamics at work on both sides of the table.

EXPERIENCE

Brian has expertise and substantive knowledge in all areas of personal injury and insurance law, motor vehicle accidents and related areas. He is qualified to mediate cases involving allegations of municipal liability, police misconduct, public entity claims, professional liability and other broad categories of negligence.

Brian has guided anxious and challenging plaintiffs through the mediation process, preparing them for the negotiations, answering their questions, addressing their concerns and ultimately obtaining instructions to settle. He knows the pressures plaintiffs can feel during the mediation sessions and is able to communicate sensitively and carefully throughout the day.

He has also worked with his defence clients through many mediations, reporting in advance, discussing appropriate reserves and assessing risks. Brian can communicate professionally and directly to insurance representatives, speaking their language and addressing their issues.

QUALIFICATIONS

Q.Med designation from ADR Institute of Canada

Member of ADR Institute of Ontario and ADR Institute of Canada

Completed both the Basic and Advanced ADR programs through the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law and the Stitt Feld Handy Group

Received Osgoode Certificate in Online Dispute Resolution, Osgoode Hall Law School

Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation - 2014-2020

Received The Advocates' Society Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2020

MEDIATION STYLE

Brian brings a vast array of skills to each mediation. With substantive legal knowledge and careful preparation for each mediation, Brian can address legal positions and find creative solutions to move issues forward. With a personable communication style, Brian conveys ideas and positions in a way that engages parties and keeps them focused on solutions. With active listening, Brian ensures that all issues are on the table and that all concerns are addressed.