Erin Durant is a lawyer in our Ottawa office who accepts mandates throughout Ontario. She is a versatile litigator and a member of the Insurance and Tort Liability Group. 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 is also consulted on commercial litigation matters.
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 appeared on contested motions, applications and appeals. She has appeared as counsel in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Canada, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, the Ontario Energy Board and 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.