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Meet Anthony J. Bedard

Insurance Defence Lawyer
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Professional Highlights

  • Partner, Lerners LLP (1993 to present)
  • Associate lawyer, Lerners LLP (1988-1992)
  • Articling student, Lerners LLP (1986)
  • Summer student, Donnelly and Murphy (1984)

  • Insurance defence practice includes coverage analysis, insurance fraud, arson, punitive damage litigation, automobile and other personal injury defence.

  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for commercial insurance litigation (2019-2022)
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada for Insurance Law
  • Graduate, University of Waterloo, Bachelor of Environmental Studies with a minor in Canadian studies.  Graduated Deans Honour List (top 5 percent); recipient of scholarships for highest standing in second and third year of a Canadian studies program.
  • Graduate, The University of Western Ontario (1986), Bachelor of Laws; recipient of the A.B. Siskind Scholarship for highest standing in civil procedure.

  • Invited speaker (Bifurcation and Punitive Damage Claims: Canadian Defence Lawyers Annual Meeting, Toronto, May 2003)
  • “Litigating Damages” (invited speaker, Bifurcation and Punitive Damage Claims, The Canadian Institute, Toronto, February 2004)
  • With Calzonetti, Vincent J., “Innocent Co-Insureds “Who Get’s Burned?” (June 1993) The Canadian Independent Adjuster
  • “The Use of Examination Under Oath and the Identification of Insurance Fraud”, Without Prejudice Magazine, January 2003
  • “Bifurcation-Levelling the Playing Field in Punitive Damages Claims” (Tactics, Treachery and Testimony, Canadian Defence Lawyers Annual Meeting and Conference, May 22, 2003)
  • “Strategic Use of Bifurcation and Punitive Damage Claims” (Litigating Damages, The Canadian Institute, Toronto, February 18, 2004)

  • Middlesex Law Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Canadian Defence Lawyers
  • Defence Research Institute

  • Admitted to Ontario Bar (1988)
  • Bachelor of Laws, The University of Western Ontario (1986)
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies (minor in Canadian studies), University of Waterloo (1983)