Elizabeth Grace - Lerners LLP

Elizabeth Grace

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2016

Elizabeth is a partner of Lerners LLP who has practiced civil litigation since being called to the bar in 1995.  Her work focuses on claims arising out of sexual and physical abuse.  Her experience also extends to discrimination and harassment claims, professional negligence, health and employment-related matters, and commercial disputes.  She has acted in a number of significant cases, including the public inquiry into water safety in Walkerton, Ontario on behalf of the Medical Officer of Health.

Elizabeth has experience litigating on behalf of corporations (large and small), insurers, governments, First Nations, public entities such as school boards and children's aid societies, and educational facilities. She has represented clients before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, the Supreme Court of Canada, commissions of inquiry, coroner's inquests and various administrative tribunals, including the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.

Queen's UniversityBA 1987University of SussexOsgoode Hall Law SchoolLL.B 1993
The Advocates' Society



Larman v Mount Sinai Hospital, 2014 ONCA 923, affirming 24 April 2014, Toronto CV-09-375484 (Ont S.C.J.) – appeal upholding summary judgment in medical negligence case

Rosenthal v. Rosenthal, 2014 ONSC 317 – historical sexual abuse trial, served as amicus curiae (ie. “friend of the court”)

Turner v. Ma, 2012 ONSC 71 – medical negligence trial involving physician and nursing care

Pakarian v. Chen et al, 2012 HRTO 156 (and other related decisions) – human rights application involving numerous proceedings

Bajouco v. McMaster, 2011 HRTO 569 (CanLII) – human rights application against a psychiatrist who performed an IME

Urie v. Peterborough Regional Health Centre et al, 2010 ONSC 4226 - health-related litigation on behalf of multiple physicians

Kramarz v. KMH Cardiology & Diagnostic Centres, [2007] O.J. No. 3258 (S.C.J.) – health-related litigation on behalf of physician

Actions by multiple plaintiffs against the Anglican Church of Canada and Scouts Canada, between years 2005 to 2014 – sexual abuse litigation on behalf of numerous First Nation plaintiffs

N.G. v. Upper Canada College, [2004] O.J. No. 1202 (C.A.) and [2003] O.J. No. 5183 (S.C.J.) – sexual assault/abuse litigation against private school on behalf of plaintiff

K.L.B. v. British Columbia, 2003 SCC 51; E.D.G. v. Hammer, 2003 SCC 52; and, M.B. v. British Columbia, 2003 SCC 53 – abuse litigation on behalf of intervener, Nishnawbe Aski Nation

Walkerton Inquiry (2000-2001) – public inquiry on behalf of Medical Officer of Health and public health unit administrator

Drabinsky v. KPMG (1998-2003) – professional liability litigation on behalf of the accounting firm

Stevens v. Canada (1998) – appeals in Federal Court of Appeal

Sears Canada v. Davis Inquest (coroner of) (1997), 201 O.A.C. 60 (Div. Ct.) – judicial review of coroner’s ruling

Chippewas of Sarnia Band v. AG of Canada et al. (various decisions at all levels of court, between 1996-2000) – aboriginal rights/class action litigation on behalf of First Nation)

Office Location

130 Adelaide Street West, Suite 2400
Toronto, ON M5H 3P5

Practice Areas

Health Care Law
Personal Injury Litigation