Lawrence G. Theall

Partner




 
 Selected by his peers for
Product Liability & Litigation
Selected by his peers for
Insurance Law

Practice Profile

Larry practices commercial litigation, insurance and product liability (including class proceedings), and has appeared before all levels of the Ontario and Federal courts, as well as the superior courts of Manitoba and Alberta. He is honoured to have been selected as a Lexpert Ranked Lawyer for Product liability and selected by his peers  for  Best Lawyers 2017  for Insurance, as well as in  Expert Guides in the areas of Litigation, Product Liability, Insurance and Reinsurance. Larry has acted as lead counsel in over 75 trials and hearings, all of which went to a final decision or verdict. He has extensive experience with interlocutory proceedings, including being lead counsel on more than 15 injunctions, a number of which involved Anton Piller Orders and Mareva Injunctions. He acts as insurance coverage counsel to the Attorney General of Ontario, and regularly represents auto manufacturers, aircraft manufacturers and other fortune 500 companies with respect to insurance, product litigation and regulatory issues, as well as a number of publicly traded corporations and insurance brokers with respect to commercial insurance issues. Larry also has significant auto industry experience, primarily in the areas of product liability, dealer disputes, risk management and commercial insurance.

Education

University of Toronto, LL.B., 1985.
Trent University, B.A. (Great Distinction), 1982.

Professional Involvement

Larry is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Defence Research Institute, RIMS, and the Advocates' Society, and has been a speaker at programs of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Osgoode Hall Law School, Insight, and the Canadian Institute on various topics relating to product liability, commercial litigation and insurance.

He is a co-author of the annually updated loose-leaf text, Product Liability: Canadian Law and Practice (Canada Law Book)

Practice Profile

Larry practices commercial litigation, insurance and product liability (including class proceedings), and has appeared before all levels of the Ontario and Federal courts, as well as the superior courts of Manitoba and Alberta. He is honoured to have been selected as a Lexpert Ranked Lawyer for Product liability and selected by his peers  for  Best Lawyers 2017  for Insurance, as well as in Expert Guides in the areas of Litigation, Product Liability, Insurance and Reinsurance.

Larry has acted as lead counsel in over 75 trials and hearings, all of which went to a final decision or verdict. He has extensive experience with interlocutory proceedings, including being lead counsel on more than 15 injunctions, a number of which involved Anton Pillar Orders and Mareva Injunctions.

Larry acts as insurance coverage counsel for the Attorney General of Ontario and regularly represents auto manufacturers, aircraft manufacturers and other fortune 500 companies with respect to insurance, product litigation and regulatory issues. We are proud to include Hyundai, Cessna, and Toyota as current clients.

Larry was Hyundai's Assistant General Counsel, responsible for all litigation and risk management for eight years. He has been Hyundai’s National Trial Counsel since 1995.  While at Hyundai, he was a member of the legal subcommittee of the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (“AIAMC”), and worked on various ad hoc committees relating to safety and alternative dispute resolution.

In addition to our primary coverage litigation practice for policy holders, Larry has participated in a number of inter-disciplinary projects involving both risk analysis and alternative risk management structures, and assisted clients on a broad range of complex insurance issues, in a variety of capacities, which include:

    - Underwriting submissions
    - Policy drafting
    - Risk profiling and management reviews
    - Coordinating insurance and contractual allocations of risk
    - Captive insurance programs
    - Reinsurance coverage
    - Claim submissions

Education

University of Toronto, LL.B., 1985.
Trent University, B.A. (Great Distinction), 1982.

Academic Achievements

Laskin Prize, Highest Standing in Constitutional Law, 1985

Professional Involvement

Larry is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Defence Research Institute, RIMS and the Advocates’ Society, and has been a speaker at programs of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Osgoode Hall Law School, Insight, and the Canadian Institute on various topics relating to product liability, commercial litigation and insurance.

Publications

Larry is an editor for the Insurance chapter to be published in Bullen & Leake & Jacob’s 3rd Edition of Canadian Precedents of Pleadings in 2017.

He is a co-author of the annually updated loose-leaf text, Product Liability: Canadian Law and Practice (Canada Law Book)

Larry is the editor of Theall Group LLP’s quarterly newsletter Covered.

An expansive list of Larry’s publications and cases is available upon request.