Edward (Ted) Masters is Counsel at Mann Lawyers LLP, having joined the firm in 2017. He is a member of the Law Society of Ontario (1981) and the Law Society of Nunavut (1999). He was appointed a Deputy Judge of the Small Claims Court in 2018. He has over 40 years of advocacy experience and practices primarily in the Superior Court of Justice.
Throughout his career, Ted has represented clients on a wide range of legal issues, including aboriginal hunting rights and land claims, patent and trademark disputes, personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, occupier’s liability, fire loss, and bad faith. Today Ted’s practice is focused on helping people who have been injured in car accidents, or through medical negligence, or who have been denied disability insurance benefits.
With his years of experience as a personal injury lawyer, he understands how a serious injury or denial of disability benefits affects not just an individual client, but their entire family. He is also alert to each client’s individual physical, emotional and financial needs and challenges. He works to achieve an outcome which is client focused. As a trained mediator, he understands that his client’s personal goals must be met in order to come to a satisfactory resolution of their case, preferably through a reasonable settlement, but by trial judgment if necessary.
Ted has been invited to speak at numerous professional seminars sponsored by The Law Society of Ontario, The Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the Advocates Society, the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Institute, the University of Ottawa Faculty of Common Law, the County of Carleton Law Association, and others. His papers have been included in the educational materials provided to conference attendees.
Ted’s professional affiliations include Member, Canadian Bar Association, Member and former Trustee, County of Carleton Law Association, and Member, and former member of the Board of Directors, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA).
Ted has a long history of community service, including his volunteer work with Canadian Adaptive Snowsports as an on-hill assistant (2016 to present), the Board of Directors of The Rehabilitation Centre Volunteers Association (2009 – 2021), the Ottawa-Carleton PGI Golf Tournament for Literacy (1998 – 2009) and the Ontario Brain Injury Association (Ottawa Valley) as Past Vice President, and Past Chairman of the Fundraising Committee (1992 – 2012).
Outside of work, Ted stays active. In the summer this includes cycling on Ottawa’s many multi-use paths and hiking in the Gatineau Park and kayaking on the Ottawa River. In winter he is an avid snowboarder and cross country skier.