LINDA PHILLIPS-SMITH has developed a broad practice through her regular representation of insureds pursuant to their policies of insurance, insurers in coverage matters, and commercial clients both through their insurance and directly in a variety of matters, most particularly products liability, class actions, multi-jurisdictional actions and environmental matters. Linda’s primary practice areas include products liability, commercial general liability, coverage, directors and officers, class actions, environmental torts, medical malpractice, motor vehicle, sexual abuse and personal injury.
She has written and lectured in a variety of areas of law, including areas such as products liability, coverage, sexual abuse, and environmental and has presented and chaired lectures at a variety of organisations, including the Defence Research Institute, Ontario Bar Association, Insight Educational Services, and for various institutions such as hospitals and insurers in Ontario. She has acted as appraiser and Umpire pursuant to Insurance Act and will act, as requested, as a mediator particularly in sexual abuse matters. Her interests in the sciences have also allowed her to present research and interpretation at the International Symposium of Immunologists and to prepare and edit research articles.
Linda is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Canada Bar Association, Defence Research Institute and American Trial Lawyers Association and Medical Legal Society. Linda has presented argument and cases at all levels of court and also acted as counsel in international matters.
Linda obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree from Dalhousie University in 1989. She holds an honours B.Sc. (distinction) from University of Toronto where she also conducted her graduate studies in Immunology prior to entering law school.