Tom graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in history and political science. After working in the insurance industry, Tom obtained his AIIC (CIP) from the Insurance Institute of Canada. In 1986, Tom decided to return to school and obtained his law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School.
Tom’s central areas of practice are property and general liability. He has worked in all areas of insurance practice, including property, business interruption, products liability, and fraudulent claims for arson and stock losses. On the personal injury side, Tom has handled various types of claims, from motor vehicle to commercial passenger, sports injury, and slip and fall accidents. Tom has provided coverage opinions on almost every type of property policy and has handled marine losses for oceangoing and land marine and warehousing. On a number of occasions, Tom has assisted insurers with policy re-writes.
Tom has taught the CIP and FIIC insurance courses at the University of Toronto.
Tom has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in Canada list, in the areas of insurance law and personal injury litigation.
Tom is a member of the Insurance Appraisal and Umpire Association and is available for appraisal and umpire hearings. To learn more about this work or to book a meeting, please click here.
He is an avid photographer and has won a number of awards, most recently from the Canadian Association of Photographic Art.
- Duggan et al. v. Durham Region Non-Profit Housing Corporation - Leave to Appeal Oct 11, 2018
- Tree-Techol Tree Technology v. VIA Rail Canada Inc., 2017 ONCA 876 Nov 16, 2017
- Tree-Techol Tree Technology v. Via Rail Canada Inc Feb 01, 2017
- Intact Insurance Company v. Kisel, 2015 ONCA 205 Mar 23, 2015
- D.E. v. Unifund Assurance Company, 2014 ONSC 5243 Sep 11, 2014
- Moosa v. Hill Property Management Group Ltd., 2014 ONSC 3717 Jul 21, 2014
- Durling v. Sunrise Propane Energy Group Inc., 2011 ONSC 266 Jan 11, 2011
- McGrimmon v. The Personal Insurance Company, 2010 ONCA 655 Oct 06, 2010
- Moosa v. Hill Property Management Group Inc. 2010 ONSC 13 Feb 04, 2010
- Mohammed v. Goodship, 2009 ONCA 320 Apr 17, 2009
- Sholidis v. Economical Mutual Insurance Co., 2005 CanLII 18708 (ON CA) May 31, 2005
- Pascoe v. Ball Hockey Ontario Inc., 2005 CanLII 3375 (ON SC) Feb 11, 2005
- McCabe, Filkin & Associates v. Elder, 2004 Feb 19, 2004
- Sholidis v. Economical Mutual Insurance Co., 2003 CanLII 3265 (ON SC) May 23, 2003
- HUB Financial Inc. v. Molinaro, 2002 CanLII 49621 (ON SC) Jun 21, 2002
- Incerto v. Landry, 2000 CanLII 22346 (ON SC) Mar 15, 2000
- Sandy Leather Fashion Ltd. v. Continental Insurance Co. of Canada / Court of Appeal Sep 09, 1997
- Odysseos v. Cumis General Insurance Co. / Appeal Jan 17, 1997
- Boateng v. Cumis General Insurance Co. / Appeal Jul 22, 1996
- 780 Eglinton Avenue West Ltd. v. Chislett Asphalt Roofing Ltd.,  OJ No 319 Feb 11, 1996
- Carlino v. H.F. Pat Simmonds Insurance Broker,  OJ No 4210 Dec 19, 1995
- Odysseos v. Cumis General Insurance Co., FSCO A-005858 Sep 22, 1995
- Boateng v. Cumis General Insurance Co., FSCO A-006279 Aug 29, 1995
- Hossni v. Weston,  OJ No 2299 Oct 12, 1994
- Sandy Leather Fashion Ltd. v. Continental,  OJ No 1689 Aug 04, 1994
- Lui v. Wellington Insurance Co., FSCO A-001894 Apr 28, 1993