Jim Davidson

Jim Davidson

Partner

Jim Davidson is a Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation and head of the firm’s Insurance Defence group. Jim’s practice is unique in that he represents both insurance companies and individual clients in a variety of insurance related areas including, personal injury, property losses and subrogated claims. Jim was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018, for his work in personal injury litigation.

Jim Davidson - Partner

Jim was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018, for his work in personal injury litigation.

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Called to the bar in 1993, Jim has represented individual and insurance clients as lead counsel in numerous jury and non-jury trials. He is an extremely experienced negotiator and is regularly retained by some of Canada’s leading insurers to resolve complex and multi-party disputes.

Jim has a Masters of Law in Dispute Resolution from the University of Sydney, Australia. He is frequently asked to speak at legal conferences in the area of insurance law and is a consultant to Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program. Jim recently concluded a five year term as a director of the Ontario Bar Association’s Insurance Law Section and is a former director of Canadian Defence Lawyers.

Publications / Speaking Engagements

  1. Trying a Chronic Pain Case: Two Perspectives- Diversified Litigation Series Seminar
    September 22, 2017
  2. Cross Examining The Plaintiff’s Doctor
    Presenter- Oatley McLeish Guide to Motor Vehicle Litigation
    March 31, 2017
  3. Summary Judgment Motions in Personal Injury
    The Advocates’ Society Tricks of the Trade 2017
  4. Year in Review: Tort Cases
    Presenter- Oatley McLeish Guide to Motor Vehicle Litigation
    March 31, 2016
  5. UIM Coverage
    Presenter- OTLA Spring Conference 2015
    May 21, 2015
  6. The Essential Insurance Law Update
    Conference Chair – OBA Insitute 2015
    February 4, 2015
  7. Surveillance Update
    Presenter – Oatley McLeish Guide to Motor Vehicle Litigation
    March 27, 2014
  8. Ethical Issues in Personal Injury and Insurance Litigation
    Ontario Bar Association – Presenter
    November 5, 2013
  9. Mastering Winning Discovery Techniques
    The Advocates’ Society – Presenter
    October 8, 2013
  10. Effective Strategies for Mediating Tort Claims
    Presented at the Ontario Bar Association’s Institute 2013
  11. Discovery Obligations Governing the Use of Surveillance in Personal Injury Cases in Ontario
    Presented at the Ontario Bar Association’s Institute 2012
  12. Ontario Courts Favour Substance Over Procedure When Ordering Defence Medicals
    The Lawyers Weekly
    June 25, 2010
  13. Defending Invisible Claims
    Presented at the Canadian Institute Conference
    January 2010
  14. The Cap on Non-Pecuniary General Damages: Where is it going and how does it affect litigation?
    Presented at the Canadian Institute Conference
    Spring 2007
  15. The Mediation Dance Chapter 15 in Mediation and Negotiation: Representing Your Clients, Silver, M.
    Butterworths Canada Ltd.
    2001
  16. Resolution of Transboundary Pollution Disputes: The Great Lakes Experience
    3(3) Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law at 233
    1998
  17. The Polygraph: A Brief Discussion of the Use of “Lie Detector” Tests in Insurance Cases
    Without Prejudice Magazine Vol. 62, No. 6 p.19
    1998
  18. Section 266 (3) Motions: The Determination of Threshold Injuries Prior to Trial
    Without Prejudice Magazine Vol. 60, No. 8 p.27
    1996
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