Motor vehicle accidents
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)
Professional partnership disputes
Professional negligence involving lawyers, dentists, engineers, nurses
Building Code claims and faulty construction
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.
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.
Q.Med designation from ADR Institute of Canada
Member of Canadian Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
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
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.