Rest Easy with Eric
When insurance companies have problems, they turn to Eric. For over 30 years, Eric has helped life, long-term disability, critical illness and travel insurance companies navigate unique claims questions, challenging litigation, and lawsuits requiring a mediated solution. His two texts on the subject, Disability Insurance Law Canada (Carswell, 2010) and its second edition (Thomson Reuters, 2017), provide a detailed and authoritative guide of all the issues concerning disability insurance litigation in Canada with more than 700 case citations. Eric has a unique appreciation for - and knowledge of - insurance company needs, which he developed in the course of his role as Vice-President of Litigation (1994-2005) and Director of Group Insurance Claims (1992-1994) for The Canada Life Assurance Company. Having met over an estimated 6,000 plaintiffs in his career, and having once been an LTD claimant himself, Eric also understands plaintiffs' fear, anger, and confusion, helping Eric immensely in his role as a Mediator. This perspective allows him to resolve cases efficiently and effectively for all parties.
A Passionate Mediator
Knowing that mediated solutions are often the preferred route of clients, Eric mediates numerous LTD, life, and related insurance cases. Eric’s trial experience, detailed knowledge of case law, personal experience as an LTD claimant, and fairness to all parties at mediation has made him a sought-after mediator. Eric has successfully mediated over 400 lawsuits since commencing work as a mediator in 2012.
A Skilled Litigator
When courtroom proceedings are inevitable, Eric’s experience (over 20 courtroom decisions) is invaluable. His advocacy skills, detailed knowledge of case law, and experience in reading judges and juries give clients the chance to win any case requiring a litigated resolution. Please note that Eric will only consider litigating unique cases upon request as his practice is now focused on mediation.