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Meet Jennifer L. Hunter

Health Law Lawyer

"We apply our knowledge of the law and our insight into the unique medical challenges of each case to forge a sound defence."

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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)

  • Represented health professionals at trial defending against allegations of medical malpractice and at regulatory college disciplinary proceedings regarding allegations of sexual abuse of a patient.

  • 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
  • Mentor, Medico-Legal Society of Toronto Speed Mentoring 2019, November 11, 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)
  • "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 2015)
  • Presenter, St. Michael’s Hospital medical residents program, Staying out of Trouble: Medico-legal Risk Management for Residents (May 2012)
  • Ontario’s Proposed Apology Act, Oral Health, (April 2009) and Health Matters Newsletter (February 2009)
  • Recent Legislative Changes: Apologies, Pathologists and New Reporting Obligations, Risk Management in Canadian Health Care, (October 2009)
  • Ontario’s New Reporting Obligations Regarding Incompetence and Incapacity, The HIROC Connection, (December 2009) and OBA Health Matters Newsletter (November 2009)
  • Ontario’s Amended Coroners Act: Regulating Forensic Pathologists and More In-Depth Coroner’s Investigation

  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Member of the Executive, Ontario Bar Association Health Law Section
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Medico-Legal Society
  • Ontario Bar Association Health Law Section Executive

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

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