Alan Farrer

Managing PartnerThomson, RogersPersonal Injury (Ontario)

Alan A. Farrer has been the managing partner at the law firm of Thomson, Rogers since 1998. Alan was called to the Bar in 1981 and has been certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Civil Litigation. His practice focuses primarily on complex litigation and class actions. He has over 35 years of experience as a trial lawyer in Ontario and strives to use the skills developed over that time to resolve matters for clients quickly and economically.

Alan A. Farrer has been the managing partner at the law firm of Thomson, Rogers since 1998. Alan was called to the Bar in 1981 and has been certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Civil Litigation. His practice focuses primarily on complex litigation and class actions. He has over 35 years of experience as a trial lawyer in Ontario and strives to use the skills developed over that time to resolve matters for clients quickly and economically.

Alan has argued cases in all levels of Court in Canada, including the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

In addition, Alan is the managing lawyer of the Personal Injury Alliance ("PIA Law") — a combination of three of Canada's top personal injury law firms who have formed an alliance centred around one common goal: to provide unparalleled legal representation to accident victims and their families.

Education

  • University of Western Ontario, LL.B., 1979

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 1981

Accreditations

  • Certified Specialist, Civil Litigation

Experience

  • Naylor Group v. Ellis-Don Construction, [1999] O.J. No. 913 (C.A.), [2001] S.C.J. 56 (A tender, subcontractor action in which the courts awarded substantial damages for cancelling a subcontract after the contracts were awarded)
  • Heald v. Toronto District School Board, [2004] O.J. 714 (S.C.J.), Leave denied Supreme Court of Canada (Defence of a Defamation Claim for the Toronto School Board)
  • Cowles v. Balac, [2006] O.J. No. 4177 (C.A.) (Liability for an animal attack)
  • Zapfe v. Barnes, [2003] O.J. 2856 (C.A.) (Limitation Periods)
  • Ontario New Home Warranty Programme v. Chevron Chemical Co. [1999] O.J. 2245 (S.C.J.) (Class Action)
  • LeCavalier v. Soreltex international [1991] O.J. 2554 (S.C.J.) (Wrongful Dismissal)
  • General Dynamics Corp. v. Velliotis [1987] O.J. 824 (S.C.J.) (Contract for tender, bids)

Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • The Advocates' Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Past Executive Director, Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Ontario

Awards & Honours

  • Best Lawyers International