Helen D.K. Friedman is a litigation lawyer and partner in the Waterloo office of Miller Thomson. She is engaged in an insurance defence practice with an emphasis on first party claims.
In Statutory Accident Benefits disputes, Helen has developed expertise and appears regularly at the Financial Services Commission, private arbitrations, mediations and the courts. She provides representation and technical advice concerning first party benefit disputes, priority disputes, loss transfer, catastrophic claims, structured settlements, and contract and regulatory interpretation to property/casualty and disability insurers.
Helen provides seminars to clients and the insurance industry on several topics related to her practice area. She also writes commentary on topics of interest to the industry.
Helen was recently named to the 2014 and 2015 editions of Best Lawyers in Canada for Insurance Law.
In addition to practising law, Helen is a Past Board Member of the Better Business Bureau of Mid-Western Ontario; Past Chair of the Board of Governors Conestoga College of Applied Arts and Technology; Past President and member of the Zonta Club of Kitchener-Waterloo, and Past Trustee of the Zonta Club Charitable Foundation.
Helen enjoys snowboarding, shopping, golfing, horseback riding, and spending her free time keeping up with her husband and two teenagers.