March 15, 2019

OBA Honours Glenn Smith’s Excellence in Insurance Law

Lenczner Slaght is proud to announce that Glenn Smith is one of the recipients of the 14th Annual Ontario Bar Association Award for Excellence in Insurance Law.

The Ontario Bar Association will honour Glenn Smith with this prestigious OBA Award at a special awards dinner on May 15, 2019 at the OMNI King Edward Hotel.

This award recognizes Glenn for exceptional achievement, distinguished service and contributions in the following areas:

  • The development of insurance law through advocacy, teaching, writing or legislative reform;
  • Leadership in the profession and particularly of lawyers practicing insurance law;
  • Maintaining the highest standards of professional competence as well as the highest levels of honesty, integrity and civility;
  • Enhancement of the profession of law and the well-being of the community.

"This is a great honour and we are very proud of Glenn’s accomplishment.   The OBA Award is a testament to Glenn’s advocacy skills, mentorship, professionalism and leadership in the area of Insurance Law,” says Managing Partner, Tom Curry. “It reflects the commitment of all of us at Lenczner Slaght to demonstrate excellence in everything we do."

Glenn is broadly recognized by his peers as one of the foremost litigators in insurance. 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 is the third Lenczner Slaght lawyer to receive this accolade following Peter Griffin in 2017 and Alan Lenczner in 2007.

Congratulations to Glenn for this well-deserved recognition!