Jamie Dunbar

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

Jamie recently designed a court-approved compensation plan to distribute the proceeds of a significant class action settlement and also adjudicated individual claims by hundreds of class members.

Jamie’s expertise includes:

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

Jamie recently designed a court-approved compensation plan to distribute he proceeds of a significant class action settlement and also adjudicated individual claims by hundreds of class members. 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 on risk management seminars, including the Canadian Bar Association Law Leadership Conference.

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.