Vancouver (May 13, 2014) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) announced the addition of Paul McDonnell as a partner with the Firm’s Insurance and Tort Liability Group. Mr. McDonnell brings extensive experience in fire related litigation in major property losses, products liability, forestry, construction law, municipal liability and commercial host liability in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario.

“BLG is proud to welcome Paul McDonnell to our Insurance and Tort Liability team,” said Sean Weir, BLG’s national managing partner and CEO. “His extensive trial and appellate court experience, including before the Supreme Court of Canada, will be a great addition to our specialized group.”

Mr. McDonnell is a Past President of the International Association of Arson Investigators, British Columbia Chapter and has been a Director of the Chapter since 1995. Mr. McDonnell has also been a guest lecturer for the International Association of Arson Investigators, the Office of the Fire Commissioner, the Fire Prevention Officers Association of British Columbia and the Justice Institute. A graduate of the University of Windsor, Mr. McDonnell obtained his LL.B. in 1986 and was called the Ontario bar in 1988 and the British Columbia bar in 1991. 

BLG’s Insurance and Tort Liability Group was the top-listed group for Insurance Law in The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2014. The Group advises many of the largest national and global insurers, reinsurers and reciprocals. BLG also provides legal services to brokerage firms, companies carrying substantial self-insured retentions, adjusting firms and regulatory bodies involved in the insurance industry. We have extensive experience defending complex insurance claims including class actions. Our practice also includes the drafting of policy wordings, the interpretation of all types of insurance policies, the defence of direct actions against insurers, prosecution of subrogated claims and participation in negotiation, mediation and arbitration procedures.

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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is a pre-eminent full-service, national law firm focusing on business law, commercial litigation and intellectual property solutions for our clients. With more than 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in six Canadian cities, BLG assists clients with their legal needs, from major litigation to financing and patent registration.

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Eusis Dougan-McKenzie
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP