Tim Alexander is widely recognized for his expertise in the field of insurance defence.
Tim is an expert in professional liability issues, where he has defended engineers from a wide variety of disciplines, ranging from sole practitioners to large multi-service firms. His practice also includes the defence of financial advisors, insurance brokers and real estate agents.
"My clients are sophisticated litigants who require lawyers who can quickly analyze and assess claims and bring them to a prompt and fair resolution," Tim says. "That's my goal in every case."
Initially, Tim's practice focused on personal injury claims and he gained extensive experience in motor vehicle and occupier's liability litigation. He remains one of the firm’s specialists on automobile insurance issues, handling primarily catastrophic claims involving head or spinal cord injuries.
Tim also acts for municipalities and other public authorities with an emphasis on claims involving road design and maintenance, as well as regulatory negligence. He recently obtained a dismissal at trial of an action brought by a severely injured plaintiff against a provincial regulatory agency.
Tim’s experience in the personal injury and engineering area has also provided him with the legal skills necessary to deal with complex product liability claims involving the interaction of medical and technical issues.
Tim is a former President of Risk Management Counsel of Canada, a national association of law firms serving the insurance and risk management industries.
A graduate of Queen's University, Tim obtained his LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1984 and was called to the Bar in 1986. He practiced as an associate in the Litigation Department of Blaney McMurtry LLP for five years and was admitted to partnership in 1991. He acted as co-chair of the Litigation Department from 1993 to 1996.