SIMON CLEMENTS focuses on health-related liability issues. Simon began his career as a general commercial litigator and has subsequently specialized in professional liability and health law. Simon has represented doctors, nurses and other health professionals in medical malpractice actions. His practice also includes the defence of insured title claims, life insurance disputes and defamation.
Simon joined Stieber Berlach LLP in 2013. He has previously practiced with a national firm and with a boutique litigation firm in Toronto. Simon has conducted jury and nonjury trials and has appeared before all levels of Ontario courts, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada. He has appeared before the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board, and Consent and Capacity Board of Ontario, and has appeared before committees of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.
Simon is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, The Advocates’ Society and the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto. He has taught the Trial Advocacy course at University of Toronto Law School since 1997. In 2010 Simon received the University of Toronto Arbor Award for Volunteerism.
Simon has written on insurance coverage, fiduciary duties and hospital liability and medical staff issues. Simon was recognized in the 2015 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading practitioner in Medical Negligence.
Simon obtained his undergraduate degree from Trinity College, University of Toronto in 1986. He then obtained his BA in Law from Lincoln College, Oxford University in 1988 and his LLB from the University of Toronto in 1990. Simon was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1992. He obtained his MA from Oxford University in 1998.