For 30 years David has restricted his practice to insurance disputes and related litigation.
He advises insurers, self- insured corporations, non- profit organizations, small and medium businesses and individuals on insurance, commercial, employment and human rights litigation. David has acted as Counsel on coverage issues and in personal injury, accident benefits, property and casualty, commercial general liability, fire, fidelity, excess and reinsurance as well as in life and disability claims.
He continues to act as trial and coverage counsel on complex multi-party, multijurisdictional catastrophic losses. David has the expertise to quickly identify key issues and fully develop appropriate strategies to successfully advance our client’s position on any insurance, inter-jurisdictional, commercial or civil litigation related dispute.
Fluently bilingual, David is also an Accredited Mediator which he uses daily in negotiating on behalf of the firm’s clients in court connected or private mediation, arbitration and neutral evaluations. David is committed to finding the most cost-effective resolution for our clients including local, national, and international insurance and reinsurance clients.
Reflecting his substantial experience in insurance litigation, David has been invited to write and speak on complex issues of interest to insurers and self-insured corporate clients. He has spoken on such cutting edge topics as Catastrophic Impairment and the AMA Guides, Aggravated and Punitive Damages, Employer and Commercial Host Liability, Uninsured and Underinsured Liability, Forum Non-Conveniens, Trucking and Transportation Law.
David has spoken at the request of the Advocate’s Society on the Art of Cross-Examination and on Insurance matters by The Law Society of Upper Canada , The Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Society of Medical Evaluators, The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Defence Lawyers, The Federation of Defence & Corporate Counsel, the Canadian and the International Association of Life Care Planners. David has also spoken at a number of higher learning institutions including Carleton University and the Ottawa University, the University of Windsor, the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, Memorial University and at Dalhousie University.
David also taught at Carleton University in business Law, at the Ontario Bar Admission Course in Civil Procedure and at the International Institute for Research.
When combined with his extensive professionalism, education, presentations and association Memberships, David’s high-profile role as a speaker and writer ensures that he is familiar with the most recent decisions and the latest trends in Insurance and Commercial law fields so that he can deal with his clients’ problems in the most effective manner to their satisfaction.
David is an experienced advocate and has appeared before a variety of judicial and administrative tribunals. David is a former part-time Assistant Crown Attorney and Ontario Human Rights Tribunal Prosecutor. David has appeared before all levels of the Trial and Appellate Courts in Ontario and at the Federal court of Appeal and before a variety of Boards, Tribunals and Arbitration Panels. David also has experience in employment and construction litigation.
Insurance Law Practice:
Bertschi Orth Solicitors and Barristers LLP’s focused practice in Insurance and Commercial litigation is what drives our results. Our clients include Canada’s leading insurers, corporations and universities as well as international, U.S. and regional insurers, who require the innovative representation and cutting-edge legal services offered by our firm. Our unparalleled experience in complex insurance matters guarantees that all of our clients receive expert counsel and the best representation possible.
Our commitment to effective advocacy means not only providing legal services in both English and French, but trial representation in both official languages as well. Our bilingual lawyers are skilled practitioners with differing experience and diverse backgrounds that adeptly complement our many clients’ needs.
Bertschi Orth Solicitors and Barristers LLP:
Bertschi Orth Solicitors and Barristers LLP is an innovative boutique law firm specializing in Insurance and Commercial Litigation in both English and French. Our lawyers are skilled practitioners who have appeared and argued before all levels of the courts and before various tribunals throughout Ontario and Canada.
Known for our skills and expertise, Bertschi Orth Solicitors and Barristers LLP is a firm big enough to handle the most complex juridical matters yet small enough to treat our clients as more than just case numbers. We aim to provide the highest quality of litigation services in a professional and straightforward manner. From complex insurance coverage to personal injury, product liability, errors & omissions, educational malfeasance and commercial cases, our clients turn to us for professional and effective representation.
Bertschi Orth Solicitors and Barristers LLP recognizes the importance of working with our clients as part of a team. Our practice is to understand our clients’ needs, from all perspectives, to achieve the most favourable results. Drawing on our litigators’ wide range of experience, we are able to make available the appropriate level of seniority and expertise required to handle complex and cutting-edge issues. Our clients are assured that every matter referred to us is given the individual attention it deserves.
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