Maurice Benzaquen

B.Sc., J.D.

Featured Area of Practice:  Mediation

Other Areas of Practice: Personal Injury


TORONTO MEDIATION LAWYER

Maurice, who is called to the Bar of Ontario and admitted to the Bar of New York State, obtained a B.Sc. (Summa Cum Laude) from Touro College (New York) and a J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School.

He is certified as an Arbitrator by the ADR Institute of Ontario and has completed coursework in Alternative Dispute Resolution at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Maurice has participated in hundreds of Mediations as Counsel for Ontario’s largest insurers as well as for Injured Parties.

He is an experienced Personal Injury litigator, having conducted Personal Injury Jury Trials, Financial Service Commission Arbitrations, Licence Appeal Tribunal Hearings, Priority Disputes between Insurers, Appeals to the Divisional Court, and Ontario Court of Appeal, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Hearings, Ontario Disability Support Program Hearings etc.

Maurice’s work as in-house counsel for one of Ontario’s top three insurers has given him experience in the areas of motor vehicle accidents, accident benefit disputes, slip and fall accidents, boating accidents, homeowner’s liability claims and disputes between insurers.

He has lectured to insurance adjusters across Ontario on lawsuits and arbitrations involving personal injury and accident benefit claims. Further areas of expertise include plaintiff and defense personal injury, long term disability claims, defense property damage litigation, and coverage for foreign and domestic insurers and reinsurers.

He completed his articles with high profile criminal defense lawyer, Edward L. Greenspan Q.C., and worked with His Honour Justice Edward Then and His Honour Justice Ewaschuk of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Maurice has acted as Counsel for Members of the House of Commons, as well as working on such high profile cases as the Walkerton Inquiry for the Ontario Clean Water Agency. He has prepared matters and appeared before all levels of court in Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as an array of administrative tribunals.

Maurice is fluent in Spanish and French. While at Osgoode, Maurice was the editor in-chief of the Osgoode Hall Student Law Review and received the Student Honour Award at Commencement.



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