Amanda Bafaro

Amanda Bafaro

Chief Risk Officer & General Counsel BridgePoint Financial Services Inc.

As Chief Risk Officer, Amanda plays a lead role in BridgePoint by providing insight and knowledge of personal injury practice as well as litigation outcomes and risk. She brings a wealth of experience at a time of exceptional growth in BridgePoint’s business amidst transformation and legislative change in the personal injury arena.

Amanda is an experienced litigation lawyer who brings extensive knowledge and practical expertise in all facets of personal injury law and litigation. Prior to joining BridgePoint, Amanda practised exclusively with Paul Lee & Associates, a boutique firm that specialized in both defence and plaintiff personal injury law.

After a brief period of insurance defence work, Amanda quickly shifted her focus to advocating for the rights of injured Plaintiffs and spent the balance of her career at Paul Lee running a successful practice. Amanda obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario. She was called to the Ontario bar in 1997.

As Chief Risk Officer, Amanda plays a lead role in BridgePoint by providing insight and knowledge of personal injury practice as well as litigation outcomes and risk. She brings a wealth of experience at a time of exceptional growth in BridgePoint’s business amidst transformation and legislative change in the personal injury arena.

Education

  • Osgoode Hall, LL.B., 1995
  • Western University, B.A., 1992

Bar Admission

Experience

Presenter

  • Treatment Financing Alternatives Excellence in Pain Management Program hosted by The Clinic Network and The Canadian/American Spinal Research Organizations — June 19, 2019, Toronto, Ontario
  • Treatment Funding Alternatives Bayshore Therapy & Rehab Breakfast Seminar — June 27, 2019, Toronto, Ontario

Publications

  • "ATE and the Standard of Care for Personal Injury Lawyers"Bafaro, Amanda — April 22, 2020 | Bridgepoint Financial | Posted in Viewpoint
  • "Expropriations: What You Need to Know", Bafaro, Amanda, Spectrum, Spring 2020 Edition, Publication of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce
  • "Insurer Seeks Costs from “Suspended” ATE Policy & Plaintiff Lawyer Personally, Bafaro, Amanda — January 31, 2020 | Bridgepoint Financial | Posted in Viewpoint
  • "Aviva to Appeal Costs Against 84 Year Old Plaintiff in Przyk Decision”, Bafaro, Amanda & Pauwels, Stephen — January 11, 2020 | Bridgepoint Financial | Posted in Viewpoint
  • "ATE Legal Expense Premium a Compensable Disbursement”, Bafaro, Amanda — July 30, 2019| Posted in Legal Insure Services / Blog Post
  • "Omega ATE Policyholders Have Clear Advantage in the Wake of Cozzi v Szot”, Bafaro, Amanda — June 21, 2019| Posted in Legal Insure Services / Blog Post
  • "Legal Expense Insurance and the Risky Business of Winning”, Bafaro, Amanda — July 30, 2019| Posted in Legal Insure Services / Blog Post