Valerie A. Edwards

Valerie A. Edwards


Torkin Manes LLP

Recognized since 2013

Toronto, Ontario

Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Insurance Law

Legal Malpractice Law

Professional Malpractice Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Professional Malpractice Law
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Valerie is a senior member of our Litigation Group and is a highly respected member of the litigation bar. In addition to her extensive experience as trial counsel, she has appeared as appellate counsel before both the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. With more than 25 years of experience at the Bar, Valerie has demonstrated established expertise in damages analysis, including business loss claims, business and share valuations, and real property valuations. She has experience in commercial litigation, including partnership and shareholder lawsuits, contract disputes, real estate litigation matters, and lawsuits involving fiduciaries and departing employees. She also has an extensive professional liability practice.

Valerie is a frequent speaker at Continuing Education Seminars sponsored by the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Canadian Bar Association on various substantive law and procedural issues. She is also a former lecturer at the University of Toronto and with the Bar Admission Section (Civil Litigation and Risk Management) of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Location

  • 151 Yonge Street, Suite 1500
    Toronto, ON M5C 2W7
    Canada

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 1983
  • Ontario, 1983

Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association - Member
  • Chair of the Class Proceedings Committee, a tribunal established under the regulations of the Class Proceedings Act, which provides funding to plaintiffs in class actions - Chair
  • The Advocates’ Society - Member

Torkin Manes LLP
Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario

34 The Best Lawyers in Canada awards

2 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada awards

Full Firm Profile

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Professional Malpractice Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Professional Malpractice Law, Toronto, Canada (2022)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 for work in:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law
  • Professional Malpractice Law

Special Focus

  • Professional Malpractice

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