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Bill graduated from Queens University in 1987 with a B.A. (Hons) in History and Political Science. He then did M.A. work at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, and after receiving his LL.B. from Dalhousie Law School in 1993, he articled with the boutique insurance firm of Dyson & Kacaba, Bill was called to the Bar in 1995, and he joined the firm in 1997 after doing plaintiff personal injury and general litigation work for two years.
Bill practices insurance defence litigation with a focus on automobile tort and accident benefit claims. He also handles priority and loss transfer disputes between insurers. He has regularly represented clients at discoveries, mediation, pre-trials, arbitration pre-hearings and hearings, and appeals since 1995, and he has numerous reported decisions at the Financial Services Commission of Ontario involving entitlement issues, expenses, interim and preliminary motions, special awards and appeals. Bill also has considerable experience representing clients at all levels of the Ontario Superior Court in both a first-party and a third party context.
Bill handles complex accident benefit and tort matters, and he has recent jury trial experience involving the successful defence of threshold and damages issues. His current practice areas include the defence of catastrophic impairment claims, appellate advocacy, general liability as well as priority and loss transfer disputes.
Since 2020, Bill has been recognized by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers of Canada list in the area of Insurance Law.