Stephen has been certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada since 2004. He has also been selected as a leading practitioner in Personal Injury Law in Ontario as a result of peer reviewed votes by both Lexpert and Best Lawyers in Canada.
Stephen, a life long resident of Burlington, is an avid sports fan who enjoys golfing and competitive hockey. He is married and has two children.
Stephen’s practice has allowed him to appear at every level of court in Ontario
After graduating from Law School on the Dean’s Honours List in 1989, Stephen returned to Burlington and began his practice with Martin & Hillyer. He has developed a very specialized Civil Litigation practice representing plaintiffs in the following areas:
- Serious Personal Injury
- Motor Vehicle Accidents and Accident Benefits Claims
- Disability and other types of insurance claims
Over the years, his practice has allowed him to appear at every level of court in Ontario up to and including the Ontario Court of Appeal.
Stephen has enjoyed a very successful track record at trial. In a recent decision, Madam Justice Mossip stated:
“This hearing proceeded in an exemplary manner, and counsel, no doubt with the help of his able assistants at counsel table, has presented a textbook case on a civil trial, in my view”.
Stephen has been a guest lecturer at Osgoode Professional Development, The Law Society of Upper Canada, Queen’s University Law School, The Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association, The Ontario Bar Association, The Legal Education Society of Alberta, The Hamilton Law Association, The Halton County Law Association and The Advocates Society. He has also presented a number of papers to community groups on various civil litigation topics.
Stephen looks forward to assisting you with any Personal Injury or Insurance Litigation claim.