George was called to the Bar in 1982 and has practiced primarily in the area of civil litigation throughout his career. George has been certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a specialist in Civil Litigation, and has been approved as defence counsel by the Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Corporation. He has been an instructor of Civil Litigation at the Bar Admission Course in Toronto.
The focus of George’s practice is insurance defence and related areas. George has experience dealing with claims arising in the context of automobile liability policies, homeowners policies, comprehensive general liability policies, excess and umbrella polices, fleet and garage policies and others. Claims which he has handled have involved a wide range of insurance issues, including coverage, tort, bodily injury, fire, theft, property, occupier’s liability, products liability, fidelity and employee dishonesty, statutory accident benefits, and underinsured, uninsured and unidentified motorists. He has experience with complex personal injury issues, including fatalities, future income loss and future care claims, present value determinations, income tax gross ups, discount rates, structured settlements and claims of minors and other parties under a disability.
George has extensive experience with procedural and interlocutory matters, trials and arbitrations, and appeals of interlocutory and final orders at all levels of the courts including the Ontario Superior Court, Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal, as well as appeals before the Financial Services Commission and appeals of arbitration orders.
Accident benefits mediations and arbitrations in which George has been involved have dealt with virtually all aspects of accident benefits claims. He has been counsel at numerous arbitrations and appeals at the Financial Services Commission as well as private arbitrations with respect to priority disputes and loss transfers.
Apparent conflict of interest existed: ruling - George Frank was interviewed by Law Times.