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Meet Dara M. Lambe

Insurance Defence Lawyer

"After years of specializing in Insurance Defence, I am well versed in the complexities and subtleties of the issues of any case, and in writing insightful opinions on coverage. In addition to my shrewd negotiating skills, I enjoy and welcome the opportunity to bring a battle into the courtroom."

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Professional Highlights

  • Practice Group Leader, Insurance Defence Group-London (2021 to present)
  • Partner, Lerners LLP (2009 to present)
  • Associate lawyer, Lerners LLP (2004-2008)
  • Articling student, Lerners LLP (2003-2004)
  • Summer student, Lerners LLP (2002-2003)

  • Personal injury matters
  • Property damage disputes
  • Construction disputes
  • Coverage advice to insurers pertaining to the application of auto and commercial general liability policies

  • Murphy v. Perger (2007) (SCJ). This was one of the first successful motions to produce the plaintiff’s Facebook page in a personal injury action.

  • Lawyer of the Year Professional Malpractice London/Windsor, Best Lawyers in Canada, for 2022
  • Selected by her peers for inclusion in Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for Litigation - Commercial Insurance (2021-2022)
  • Selected by her peers to be included in Best Lawyers in Canada for Health Care Law, Medical Negligence, and Professional Malpractice Law
  • Dean’s Honour List, The University of Western Ontario (1997-2003)
  • Recipient, Law Society of Upper Canada Award (2003)
  • Recipient, Dean Ivan C. Rand Award (2003)

  • Co-chair, Middlesex Law Association, 14th Annual Straight from the Bench Conference; Speaker, "Post-Hyrniak: A Panel Discussion", May 2019
  • “Navigating the Legal System After a Motor Vehicle Collision”, with S. Schenke, S. Fabiani and D. Gauvreau, Psychological Injury and Law, published by Springer Nature, July 2018
  • "Casualty Update - The Year in Review", Speaker, OIAA Provincial Conference, May 2017
  • "Game of Drones: Coverage and Liability Issues Surrounding UAVs", Speaker, Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association Conference, Toronto, January 31, 2017 (Read the Canadian Underwriter article on Dara's presentation)
  • "Peeping Drones, Uber & more", Speaker, Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association Windsor, October 20, 2016
  • Speaker, Fanshawe College Drone Operation Compliance Course, May 4, 2016
  • “Tort Insurance Primer”, Presenter, Canadian Defence Lawyers Boot Camp, September 4, 2014
  • “Medicolegal Issues Associated with Motor Vehicle Collision: Legal Perspective” in Motor Vehicle Collisions: Medical, Psychological and Legal Consequences, Elsevier Limited, 2008
  • P. Brooks and D. Lambe, “Advanced Interlocutory Strategies: Security for Costs Motions”, Judging Motions: Advanced Interlocutory Strategies (Toronto: Ontario Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, 2002)

  • Director, The University of Western Ontario Law Alumni Association (2003 to present)
  • Canadian Defence Lawyers
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Women’s Law Association of Ontario
  • Defense Research Institute

  • Admitted to Ontario Bar (2004)
  • Bachelor of Laws, Distinction, The University of Western Ontario (2003)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Distinction, Scholar’s Electives Program, The University of Western Ontario (2000)

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