Jamie Dunbar

Jamie offers exceptional skills as a mediator developed over more than 25
years managing complex commercial and insurance litigation. Jamie’s
litigation experience and his former role as General Counsel of a national
law firm make him an exceptionally versatile mediator.

Jamie’s expertise includes:

  • • medical malpractice
  • • disability insurance
  • • medical devices
  • • insurance coverage disputes
  • • class actions
  • • product liability
  • • commercial litigation
  • • property and casualty insurance
  • • professional liability
  • • personal injury
  • • directors’ and officers’ liability
  • • professional ethics and discipline

Jamie practiced at a national law firm, both as a litigation partner and as
General Counsel, the first such appointment at a Canadian law firm. As a
result, Jamie has unique insight as a mediator in accommodating and
reconciling opposing views.

Jamie founded and led the Canadian Association of Law Firm Risk Management
and participated as a panelist in risk management seminars, including
the Canadian Bar Association Law Leadership Conference.

Jamie has authored seminars on mediation ethics and mediation best
practices that have been accredited by the Law Society of Ontario for
mandatory CPD professionalism credits and has presented those seminars
to dozens of leading law firms.

Jamie received his B.A.(Hons.) from Queen’s University in 1977, his LL.B.
from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1980 and was called to the Ontario Bar in
1982. Jamie is the former Chair of the Canadian Lawyers’ Subcommittee of
DRI’s Lawyers’ Professionalism and Ethics Committee and a former member
of the Dean’s Advisory Council of Osgoode Hall Law School. Jamie also
served as a member of the Executive of both the Canadian Bar Association
National ADR Section and Ontario Bar Association ADR Section.

Jamie offers his mediation services throughout Ontario and Atlantic Canada.