Tamara Tomomitsu

Tamara Tomomitsu  

Partner

Executive Summary

Tamara Tomomitsu is a partner in the Insurance Tort and Liability Practice Group. She has a multidimensional civil litigation practice with an emphasis on catastrophic injury claims, defence of municipal liability claims, disability insurance claims and defence and prosecution of subrogation claims. She is also a member of BLG's autonomous vehicle focus group, focusing on cybersecurity issues.

Tamara is also active within the firm. She is the Chair of BLG's Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the Chair for the Toronto office's BLG Reads to Kids Program.

An active and involved member of the American Bar Association, Tamara is a former chair of the Tort Insurance Practice Section's Automobile Litigation Committee and is a vice-chair of the Cybersecurity Committee, Women's Trial Lawyer Committee and Trial Litigation and Practice Committee. She is also a member of the Section's standing committees on Diversity and Technology.

Representative Work

  • Advises and represents insurers on statutory accident benefit matters, with a focus on catastrophic injury claims.
  • Advises and represents insurers on casualty and property matters, including third-party motor vehicle claims and occupiers' liability claims.
  • Advises and represents negligence claims against municipalities involving maintenance and design of roadways and sidewalks.
  • Advises and represents insurers on disability claim matters, including interpretation of disability contracts.
  • Provides opinions to insurance and municipal clients on a variety of matters including statutory interpretation (i.e., Municipal Act, City of Toronto Act, Negligence Act, Insurance Act and Limitations Act).

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-author, "Court Denies Summary Judgment to Defendant Driver with Right-of-Way," BLG Publications, November 2018.
  • Moderator, "Women in Litigation Toronto Forum," October 2018.
  • Co-author, "The Sensor: Managing Cybersecurity Risks of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles," BLG Publications, March 2018.
  • Moderator, "Cybersecurity for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: Steering Clear of Hackers," ABA-TIPS Webinar, March 2018.
  • Speaker, "Cyber hacking and its threat to successfully progressing towards fully autonomously driving vehicles," The Transatlantic Dialogue Initiative, February 2018.
  • Author, "Litigating North of the Border? Here's What You Need to Know – Part II," ABA Trial Techniques Committee Newsletter, March 2012.
  • Author, "Litigating North of the Border? Here's What You Need to Know – Part I," ABA Trial Techniques Committee Newsletter, December 2011.
  • Author, "Case Comment on State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. v. Privacy Commission and Attorney General of Canada," Canadian Journal of Insurance Law, January 2011.
  • Speaker, "Top 10 Accident Benefit Cases in 2009-2010," Osgoode Hall Continuing Legal Education, September 2010.
  • Speaker, "A Review of Issues Surrounding Income Replacement Benefits," Insight Continuing Legal Education, September 2009.
  • Contributing Author, Ontario Accident Benefits Case Summaries, CCH, September 2000-February 2002.