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Experience.

Knowledge.

Passion.

Welcome to TBLL Advocates

Lawyers with specialized litigation experience and a commitment to excellence. 

 

Our Areas of Practice

Professional Liability

and Indemnity

We represent individuals and firms across a range of professional disciplines:

  • Auditing and accounting 

  • Design professionals, engineers and architects (residential and commercial)

  • Mental health and other healthcare practitioners, lawyers, insurance agents and brokers, financial advisors, and other professionals

  • Errors and omissions insurers

Health and Administrative Law

We represent hospitals, psychiatric facilities, government ministries, agencies and multidisciplinary health professionals. We advise our clients on all aspects of health law and specialize in delivering experienced legal advocacy before trial and appellate courts and provincial and federal tribunals. We teach post-graduate trainees in psychiatry and assist in the training of Crown Attorneys in relation to Part XX.1 of the Criminal Code.

Insurance Law

We advise and act for a large number of domestic and international insurers and for their insureds in our areas of specialty, which include:

Professional Liability & Indemnity
Marine
Financial Institutions
Directors and Officers
Fidelity and Surety
Property and Casualty
Surplus and Reinsurance

Media and Defamation

Our advocates have experience representing media groups, corporations, not-for-profit organizations and individuals in defamation matters, including online defamation, as well challenges to publication bans and sealing orders, pre-publication injunctions, and access to information requests. We also provide strategic pre-litigation advice and consult on libel matters for authors, publishers, broadcasters and newspapers. 

Marine and Transportation Law

Our marine lawyers represent P & I Clubs, marine insurers, shipowners and freight forwarders in claims involving property loss and personal injury, as well as in coverage disputes and policy interpretation.

Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution

We are experienced advocates and trial lawyers.  We are at home on our feet in a courtroom. At the same time, we remain aware of commercial realities and the cost of litigation.  We will explore all reasonable means of achieving a timely and cost-effective resolution.  Lawyers at the firm have extensive training and experience in alternative dispute resolution.

Mediation Services

We provide mediation services in many types of claims including where mediation is mandatory under the Rules of Civil Procedure. Our mediators have particular experience in the mediation of insurance, health law, marine and professional negligence claims.

Appellate Advocacy

Our advocates have extensive experience appearing before appellate courts and in particular before the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada. 

James P. Thomson
Partner
Janice E. Blackburn
Partner
James R. Lane
Partner
Julia L. Lefebvre
Partner
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News and Notes

September 1, 2020

 

James Thomson, Janice Blackburn, James Lane and Julia Lefebvre are excited to welcome you to TBLL Advocates.

Please reach out to any of our lawyers to learn more about our firm and how we can help you.

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181 University Avenue

Suite 2200

Toronto ON M5H 3M7

Tel: 416-982-3802

Fax: 416-982-3801

Email : office@tbll.ca

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