Roger Horst is a leader in complex litigation cases, particularly in areas involving alleged government misconduct and commercial insurance litigation as it affects directors and officers.
His expertise also includes the real estate and retail industries and he is also a leading legal expert on class actions in the province, frequently representing the Ontario government. He also resolves disputes through either civil proceedings or alternative dispute resolution for clients in the real estate and retail industries.
Roger’s practice is international. He provides commercial litigation coverage and monitoring counsel for clients in the commercial insurance, entertainment and retail sales fields.
He has represented Ontario government ministries in issues ranging from defamation to environmental class actions and numbers police and correctional service agencies among his clients.
"I regard myself as a problem-solver," Roger says. "The problems are solved through negotiation, mediation or going to trial. I ascertain the client’s real needs and desires and use the litigation process to fulfill them."
Roger also has considerable experience in injunctive procedures. He has been counsel on leading cases with respect to continuing operation covenants in commercial leases and the certification of class actions.
After serving as Assistant Counsel to the Chief Justice of the High Court of Justice for Ontario on a commission of Inquiry, Roger joined Blaney McMurtry LLP in 1987. He was admitted to partnership in 1992.