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Meet Jennifer L. Hunter

Appeals Lawyer
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Professional Highlights

  • Partner, Lerners LLP (2013 to present)
  • Associate lawyer, Lerners LLP (2010-2012)
  • Associate lawyer, Miller Thomson LLP (2006-2009)
  • Articling student, Miller Thomson LLP (2005-2006)

  • Recognized and recommended by Lexpert as a leading lawyer in the area of Medical Negligence (2022)
  • Recognized in the 2021 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as "One to Watch" in Litigation - Commercial Insurance
  • Recipient, Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 Award (2020)
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in Canada for Health Care Law, Insurance Law, Medical Negligence, Professional Malpractice Law, and Appellate Practice

  • Co-Author, Evidentiary Requirements for Data Breach Privacy Class Actions, Lexis Nexis Class Action Defence Quarterly (June 2022)
  • Presenter, "Cyber Risk and Public Entities", Society of Public Insurance Administrators of Ontario (SPIAO) Annual General Meeting/Christmas Workshop, December 6, 2019
  • Speaker, "Public Liability: Risks Facing our Towns and Cities", Insurance Bureau of Canada Commercial Insurance Symposium, November 28, 2019
  • Presenter, "The Legal Liability Risks Arising from the use of Digital Technology in Municipal Infrastructure and Operations", Durham Municipal Insurance Pool (DMIP) Risk Management Seminar on Cyber, November 7, 2019
  • Speaker, "The Role of Experts in Discovery Process", Law Society of Ontario program, Discoveries: An Update for Litigators, October 7, 2019
  • Speaker, "Civil Actions Arising from By-Law Enforcement by Municipalities", International Municipal Lawyers Association Annual Conference, September 20, 2019
  • Panelist, Law Society of Ontario program, Tips from the Bench for Litigators (May 2019)
  • Moderator, "Public Services Cyber Security and Resilience - Protecting and Insuring Against Cyber Attacks", 25th Annual Provincial/Municipal Government Liability Conference, The Canadian Institute, April 2, 2019
  • "Drawing the line between consultation and collaboration with expert witnesses", The Lawyer's Daily, March 21, 2018
  • "The courts weigh in on 'ghost-written' expert reports", The Lawyer's Daily, March 2, 2018
  • "Expert evidence update: Decisions affecting production of working file", The Lawyer's Daily, February 14, 2018
  • Panelist, Law Society of Upper Canada program, Civil Appeals – The Year in Review  (December  2015)
  • Westerhof latest example of decisions clarifying expert evidence”,, April 23, 2015
  • Negotiated agreements and malicious prosecutions, The Lawyers Weekly, August 30, 2013
  • Presenter, Society of Public Insurance Administrators of Ontario Conference, September 2012, Seeking an Early Dismissal: The availability of summary judgment in municipal liability claims post Combined Air
  • Co-author, Police Liability: Where are we now?, presented at The Canadian Institute’s 18th Annual Provincial/Municipal Government Liability, February 2012

  • Ontario Bar Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Medico-Legal Society

  • Admitted to the Ontario Bar (2006)
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Toronto (2005)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) University of Winnipeg (2002)