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Glenn Smith

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Glenn* has acted in some of the most significant insurance law cases in Canada, and his reputation alone is often enough to cause the other side to give up. As one of the premier insurance lawyers in Canada, Glenn covers§ mostly complex insurance litigation, as well as product liability and environmental claims. Glenn also has a keen interest in technology and electronics, keeping a handle on pretty much everything to do with the law of technology and the technology of law. He doesn't just love the latest gadgets; he is a guru in e-discovery, having argued the first case before the Court of Appeal to be presented using electronic data and evidence. .

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Glenn Smith

is one of the five founding partners at Lenczner Slaght.

Glenn has a diverse commercial litigation practice with an emphasis on product liability and complex insurance litigation. He also has expertise in the legal dimensions of technology. He appears regularly before a wide variety of courts and tribunals, including the Supreme Court of Canada, acting both for and against public and private companies, financial institutions and governments.

Glenn is recognized as a guru in e-discovery in Canada and was on the Ontario Task Force for implementing the Ontario e-Discovery Guidelines. He is currently on the editorial board of Sedona Canada, which drafted the Sedona Canada Principles Addressing Electronic Discovery. He argued the first case before the Court of Appeal to be presented using electronic data and evidence.

Glenn's practice is largely focused in insurance coverage disputes, including the complex litigation around product liability, directors and officers and environmental claims. He has been retained on some of the most significant insurance law cases in Canada, notably the Mississauga train derailment, the E. coli outbreak in Walkerton, Ontario and Alie v. Bertrand et al. He is the Canadian editor of American Re's Environmental Coverage Case Law Review, which is published annually.

Glenn has a long-standing association with University of Toronto Faculty of Law. He has lectured at the school since 1981 and was head of the Trial Practice Program from 1988 to 1992. He was also an adjunct professor of civil procedure at Osgoode Hall Law School, where he taught civil procedure. In addition, he has taught civil procedure for the Law Society of Upper Canada's Bar Admission Course and was formerly section head of the Trial Advocacy Course.

Glenn has frequently lectured and written on directors' and officers' liability, class actions, e-discovery, cross-border litigation and insurance law. He is also a certified mediator.

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  • Canadian Bar Association

  • Ontario Bar Association

  • Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society - Founding Member

  • Canadian Defence Lawyers Association

  • The Advocates' Society

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  • The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (2012-2015)

    Corporate Commercial Litigation; Product Liability

  • Best Lawyers (2006-2018)

    Class Action Litigation, Corporate & Commercial Litigation, Insurance, Product Liability

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (2012-2017)

    Litigation - Commercial Insurance, Litigation - Corporate Commercial, Litigation - Product Liability

  • Chambers Canada (2018)

    Insurance: Dispute Resolution (Nationwide: Canada)

  • Chambers Global (2012-2014)

    Dispute Resolution: Ontario: Canada

  • Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada (2015)

    Commercial Litigation

  • Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada (2013-2014)

    Corporate Commercial, Product Liability

  • Lexpert® Ranked Litigators, Report on Business Special Edition (2013-2016)

  • Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (2016)

    Corporate Commercial

  • Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished Peer Rating


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