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Brian J. E. Brock

Senior Partner

Brian Brock, Dutton Brock's senior partner, has been a prominent civil litigation trial lawyer in Ontario for more than 30 years. He is a highly regarded litigator and has been the lead counsel on major cases from coast to coast. Brian appears at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada.

Lexpert has, for a decade, noted his prominence in Commercial Insurance, Products Liability, Class actions, Professional Liability and Personal Injury. Brian is an Adjunct Professor (Medicine and the Law) at Osgoode Hall Law School. He is also a member of the distinguished American College of Trial Lawyers and has been listed as among Canada's top 500 lawyers since 2002.

Education
Brian received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario and his LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School.

He was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1969 and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1981.

Awards

  • Lexpert: Top 500 Lawyers in Canada (2002 – 2008)
  • Lexpert: Most frequently recommended lists: Personal Injury, Commercial
  • Insurance, Class Actions, Products Liability, Professional Liability
  • Best Lawyers in Canada (2006 – 2008)
  • World’s Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers (2004 – 2008)
  • Toronto Bench & Bar Committee (1990 – 2008)
  • Martindale & Hubble “A” rating
  • Listed in Who’s Who
  • Listed in The Legal Media Guide to the World’s Leading Product Liability Lawyers

Lectures
Brian has lectured extensively on such topics as products liability, class proceedings and social host liability, and participated in the Law Society of Upper Canada Special Lectures on Professional Liability.

He is an adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and has taught Trial Practice at The University of Toronto, the Bar Admission Course and “Medicine and the Law” classes at Osgoode.

Publications
His participation in publications and litigation programs are too numerous to list.

Brian is a member of:

  • The Law Society of Ontario (Specialist in Civil Litigation)
  • The Advocates’ Society (Past Director and Past Editor of the Advocates’ Society Journal)
  • The County of York Law Association (Past President)
  • The Regional Senior Justices Bench and Bar Committee
  • The Medico-Legal Society of Toronto (Past President)
  • The Toronto Lawyers Association (Past President)
  • The Canadian Bar Association
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association (Fellow)
  • The Canadian Defence Lawyers
  • The Defense Research Institute
  • The University Club
  • The Royal Canadian Military Institute

FRAZER v. HAUKIOJA – 2010 ONCA 249 (ON. CA)

HUISMAN et al v. McDONALD et al – [2007] S.C.C.A. No. 428 (Medical Malpractice, Supreme Court of Canada)

HUISMAN et al v. McDONALD et al – 2007 ONCA 391 (CanLII) (Medical Malpractice, Ontario Court of Appeal)

RIO ALGOM v. LIBERTY INTERNATIONAL – [2007] O.J. No. 4647 (Insurance, Ontario Court of Appeal)

DAVIES v. BLUE CIRCLE et al – [2006] O.J. No. 1307 and [2007] O.J. No. 4474 (Class Action, Ontario Superior Court of Justice)