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William G. Scott






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University of Toronto
York University


Ontario, 1983


William (Bill) G. Scott is a partner in our Litigation Group in Toronto. His practice includes the resolution of insurance coverage disputes, reinsurance disputes and complex general liability claims. He has been certified since 1999 as a Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada, the governing body of the Ontario legal profession. Mr. Scott is also regularly involved in complex commercial litigation involving negligence and contractual disputes.

Mr. Scott has acted for numerous clients involved in insurance coverage disputes, including directors’ and officers’, general liability, cyber, fidelity, property, life, construction, commercial and environmental coverage matters. He has a special interest in alternate dispute resolution (“ADR”) and participates as counsel in numerous mediations each year. In addition, Mr. Scott regularly speaks and teaches about ADR methods.

Mr. Scott appears in the current edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, a guide to the leading law firms and practitioners in Canada, as a leading lawyer in the areas of commercial insurance litigation, and professional liability.

Mr. Scott has attended the Basic Negotiation, Advanced Negotiation and Advanced Mediation Workshops at Harvard Law School. He has also successfully completed the Advanced National Institute of Trial Advocacy Program in Boulder, Colorado. He has taught at Advocacy and Negotiation/Mediation Skills Workshops both externally and in-house.

Mr. Scott is a member of the Advocates’ Society and the Insurance Section of the Canadian Bar Association (Ontario).

Mr. Scott received his LLB at the University of Toronto in 1981, and was called to the Ontario bar in 1983. He received a LLM in Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution in 2008.


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