Jamie Dunbar

Jamie offers exceptional skills as a mediator developed over more than 25
years managing complex commercial and insurance litigation. Jamie’s
litigation experience and his former role as General Counsel of a national
law firm make him an exceptionally versatile mediator.

Jamie’s expertise includes:

  • • medical malpractice
  • • disability insurance
  • • medical devices
  • • insurance coverage disputes
  • • class actions
  • • product liability
  • • commercial litigation
  • • property and casualty insurance
  • • professional liability
  • • personal injury
  • • directors’ and officers’ liability
  • • professional ethics and discipline

Jamie recently designed a court-approved compensation plan to distribute he proceeds of a significant class action settlement and also adjudicated individual claims by hundreds of class members. Jamie practiced at a national law firm, both as a litigation partner and as General Counsel, the first such appointment at a Canadian law firm. As a result, Jamie has unique insight as a mediator in accommodating and reconciling opposing views.

Jamie founded and led the Canadian Association of Law Firm Risk Management and participated as a panelist on risk management seminars, including the Canadian Bar Association Law Leadership Conference.

Jamie received his B.A.(Hons.) from Queen’s University in 1977, his LL.B from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1980 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1982. Jamie is the former Chair of the Canadian Lawyers’ Subcommittee of DRI’s Lawyers’ Professionalism and Ethics Committee and a former member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of Osgoode Hall Law School. Jamie also served as a member of the Executive of both the Canadian Bar Association National ADR Section and Ontario Bar Association ADR Section.