Erin Durant is a lawyer in our Ottawa office who accepts mandates throughout Ontario. She is a member of the Insurance and Tort Liability Group. Erin is a graduate of Queen's University Faculty of Law where she received a number of academic awards and is now a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law where she teaches Insurance Law and Civil Procedure to the next generation of lawyers.
Erin accepts retainers to defend professional negligence (lawyers and engineers), officers' and directors' liability, title insurance, property damage, personal injury, motor vehicle accident, insurance coverage claims and employment practices claims on behalf of insurers. She also has experience pursuing subrogated claims in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Erin has considerable trial experience and has been involved as counsel or as trial support in at least one trial per year since her call to the bar. She has also argued a number of contested motions and applications. She has appeared in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Canada, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and before the Law Society Tribunal.
Erin is very active in the legal profession and in the Ottawa community. She has been a member of the Advocates' Society's Young Lawyers' Standing Committee since 2015 and is past-chair of the Canadian Defence Lawyers' Young Lawyers Division. Erin was a member of The Advocates' Society's task forces on trials that published the Best Practices for Civil Trials and the Advocates' Society's Courts Technology Task Force that contributed to the Paperless Trials Manual. She is also a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada's Early Career Roundtable.
In her spare time, Erin volunteers as a coach with the University of Ottawa Gee Gees Fastball team and competes provincially and nationally in the sport herself with the Bytown Belles.