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Adriana Forest is an associate in our Litigation Group in Toronto. She maintains a general litigation practice, with an emphasis on commercial litigation, class actions, and professional liability. Adriana has appeared before various administrative tribunals, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Commercial List, the Divisional Court, and the Supreme Court of Canada. Her experience includes:
- Defending physicians in professional liability cases at trial;
- Representing physicians in matters before the Ontario Consent and Capacity Board;
- Defending corporations and financial institutions in a range of proposed and certified national class actions, including breach of contract, consumer protection, employment, Competition Act, and banking claims;
- Defending clients in applications for the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards; and
- Acting for intervening parties in high-profile appeals before the Ontario Divisional Court and Supreme Court of Canada.
While in law school, Adriana obtained Dean’s Honour List and was the recipient of the Law Society of Ontario Prize for academic excellence and the Cohen Highley LLP Award for academic excellence and community involvement in Southwestern Ontario. Adriana also competed in multiple advocacy competitions. In particular, her team was the Champion of the Warren K. Winkler Class Actions Moot Competition in 2018. She also completed a legal internship in Chicago, IL in the summer of 2016 where she assisted with judicial review of a high-profile decision involving bi-national Great Lakes water resource issues.
Before law school, Adriana obtained a Bachelor of Science (with Distinction) from the University of Windsor in Biological Sciences and a Master of Science from the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research. Adriana’s master’s research was focused on the aquaculture industry and her findings have since been published in scientific journals.
Adriana was called to the bar in 2019. She is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Advocates’ Society.