Dan is one of the firm’s founding partners.
He graduated from the University of Windsor Faculty of Law in 1978, and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1980. Dan has practised insurance defence litigation exclusively since then, serving major North American and European property and casualty insurers. Since 1990 he has been Certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Dan’s trial experience is extensive. He has made numerous appearances at the Court of Appeal for Ontario but is probably best known as jury trial counsel. Although records don’t exist, he may have conducted more civil jury trials than any lawyer in Canada.
Dan has been peer-selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in Canada since 2008 and is listed as Consistently Recommended in Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. Dan is a past President of Canadian Defence Lawyers and has been active in DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar and IADC, the International Association of Defense Counsel. He is currently Chair of the Board of the Canadian Defence Lawyers Foundation.
For nine years, Dan served as an adjunct professor of Civil Trial Advocacy at Queen’s University’s Faculty of Law. He is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars on insurance and tort law and practice.
Dan enjoys running, tennis, and skiing and is an avid fan of jazz and contemporary music. He is married to Dale, a lawyer, and their two children, Justine and Josh, are currently studying law.