Maria Scarfo

Maria Scarfo

Blaney McMurtry LLP

Recognized since 2020

Toronto, Ontario

Practice Areas

Insurance Law

Personal Injury Litigation

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A Natural Leader

Maria’s career has been devoted to finding effective solutions for her clients while contributing to the management and growth of Blaney McMurtry. As the firm’s Managing Partner, Maria combines her expert litigation and negotiation skills with a proven ability to solve problems and build strong teams in order to ensure that both her clients and colleagues receive strong leadership and results.

Sound and Experienced Judgment

Maria is an experienced litigator who defends claims for insurance companies, public authorities and corporations. Her areas of specialty include claims involving institutional sexual abuse and the defence of public authorities; Maria has defended hundreds of public authority defence files and institutional sexual abuse files.

With a well-developed ability to defuse conflict in any situation, Maria is often entrusted to handle sensitive, high profile cases which require a balancing of clients’ reputational, public policy, business and other interests beyond litigation. By actively listening to her clients’ unique concerns, Maria is able to recommend the most reasonable course of action to achieve her clients’ goals and objectives. Maria has resolved hundreds of cases at mediations and she has an excellent record of finding early resolutions in cases resulting in significant savings in legal fees for her clients.

Maria represents clients in highly contentious litigated matters as well as those more suited to mediation. As a result of her adaptability, agility, and sound judgment, she can effectively and efficiently respond to any client matter.

Contact & Links
  • 2 Queen Street East, Suite 1500
    Toronto, ON M5C 3G5
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, LL.B., graduated 1987
  • University of Toronto, B.A., graduated 1984
Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, 1989
  • Ontario, 1989
  • Law Society of Ontario - Member
  • Ontario Bar Association - Member

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 for work in:
  • Insurance Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Recipient of 2017 Zenith Award: Celebrating Women in Law
  • Excellence Awardee in the Female Trailblazer category of the Canadian Law Awards 2021

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