Lawrence G. Theall

Partner




 
 Selected by his peers for
Product Liability and
Insurance & Reinsurance
Selected by his peers for
Insurance Law

Practice Profile

Larry practices commercial litigation and arbitration, 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 repeatedly selected both as a Lexpert Ranked Lawyer (Product Liability) and Best Lawyers (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.
Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society, Gold Standard Course in Arbitration (2017-2018)
Q. Arb. designation (2018) from the ADR Institute of Canada

Professional Involvement

Larry is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Defence Research Institute, Risk Management Society, Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society and the Advocates' Society He 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), as well as the insurance chapter for  Bullen & Leake & Jacob’s 3rd Edition of Canadian Precedents of Pleadings (2017).