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Daniel Strigberger | Waterloo Insurance Lawyer

Daniel Strigberger

Partner

519.279.0320 x 301
dstrigberger@sbalawyers.ca

Clerk: Melissa Hoving
416.679.2781 x 227
mhoving@sbalawyers.ca

Assistant: Heather Patterson
519.279.0320 x 303
hpatterson@sbalawyers.ca

Daniel loves coverage. Want to know if the “your work” exclusion applies? Ask Dan. Want to know if a “house” is a “home”? Ask Dan. Want to know the best toppings to cover a pizza? Don’t ask Dan: He can’t eat gluten. But he does digest various insurance policy definitions, wordings, and exclusions without any heartburn.

When the pandemic began, Daniel started road cycling around his neighbourhood, and then around Waterloo Region, and then around Watopia. When he isn’t on the road bike saddle, Daniel is in the road coverage saddle, as he cycles through complex coverage files involving the road, including priority and loss transfer disputes, out-of-province accidents, auto policy coverage, and family protection coverage.

Daniel also seems to have the art of persuasion covered. While in law school, Daniel convinced a local pub to name a burger after him. For only $3.99 (plus GST), patrons could order a fountain drink, side of fries, and a “Strigberger” (it cost an extra 50 cents for a “Strig with Cheese”). Daniel then persuaded a law firm to hire him, and the rest is Strigberger history (plus 50 cents for cheese).

Primary Practice Areas
  • Coverage and Policy Wordings
  • Loss Transfer and Priority Disputes
  • Cross-Border Claims
  • Cyber Liability and Privacy
Notable Matters
  • Beaudin v. Travelers Insurance Company of Canada (2022), Court of Appeal (Coverage)
  • Chubb v Coseco (2022), Private Arbitration (Loss Transfer)
  • Beaudin v. Travelers Insurance Company of Canada (2021), Divisional Court (Coverage)
  • Travelers v. CAA (2020), Court of Appeal (Priority Dispute Appeal)
  • Coseco v. Liberty Mutual and GMAC (2019), Superior Court (Priority Dispute Appeal)
  • Perneroski v. Echelon (2019), Court of Appeal (Coverage)
  • Pembridge v. Sovereign (2019), Superior Court (Priority Dispute Appeal)
  • Co-operators v. ICBC (2019), Private Arbitration (Priority Dispute)
  • Co-operators v. Ace INA (2019), Private Arbitration (Priority Dispute)
  • Co-operators v. Intact (2019), Private Arbitration (Priority Dispute)
  • Coseco v. Liberty Mutual and GMAC (2019), Private Arbitration (Priority Dispute)
  • Northbridge v. Intact and Co-operators (2018), Superior Court (Priority Dispute Appeal)
  • Pembridge v. Sovereign (2018), Private Arbitration (Priority Dispute)
  • Travelers v. CAA (2018), Superior Court (Priority Dispute)
  • Wawanesa v. Northbridge and Allstate (2018), Private Arbitration (Priority Dispute)
  • Unica v. Wawanesa (2018), Private Arbitration (Priority Dispute)
  • TD Insurance v. Dominion (2018), Superior Court (Priority Dispute) 
  • Dominion v. State Farm (2018), Court of Appeal (Priority Dispute)
  • Co-operators v. Intact and Northbridge (2018), Private Arbitration (Priority Dispute)
  • Economical v. Echelon (2017), Private Arbitration (Priority Dispute)
  • Travelers v. CAA (2017), Superior Court (Priority Dispute)
  • TD Insurance v. Travelers (2017), Private Arbitration (Priority Dispute)
  • State Farm v. Belair (2017), Superior Court (Loss Transfer)
  • Dominion v. State Farm (2016), Superior Court (Priority Dispute)
  • Ayr Farmers Mutual v. Wright (2016), Court of Appeal (Coverage)
  • Economical v. Caughy (2016) Court of Appeal (Coverage)
  • State Farm v. Aviva (2015), Court of Appeal (Loss Transfer)
  • State Farm v. Old Republic (2015), Superior Court (Loss Transfer)
  • Economical v. State Farm (2015), Court of Appeal (Loss Transfer)
  • Co-operators v. Allstate (2015), Private Arbitration (Priority Dispute)
  • State Farm v. Allstate (2015), Private Arbitration (Loss Transfer)
  • Intact v. Co-operators (2014), Private Arbitration (Priority Dispute)
  • Co-operators v. Ontario (2014), Superior Court (Priority Dispute)
  • Waterloo Insurance v. The Personal (2014), Private Arbitration (Priority Dispute)
  • Dominion v. Her Majesty (MVACF) (2013), Superior Court (Priority Dispute)
  • Farmers Mutual v. State Farm (2013), Superior Court (Priority Dispute)
  • State Farm v. Co-operators (2013), Private Arbitration (Priority Dispute)
  • Economical v. York Fire (2013), Private Arbitration (Priority Dispute)
  • Economical v. Her Majesty (2013), Private Arbitration (Priority Dispute)
  • Federation v. Kingsway (2012), Court of Appeal (Loss Transfer)
  • Economical v. Lombard (2012), Private Arbitration (Priority Dispute)
  • Economical v. Nordic (2012), Private Arbitration (Priority Dispute)
  • Dominion v. Federated (2012), Private Arbitration (Priority Dispute)
  • Primmum v. Allstate (2010), Superior Court (Loss Transfer)
  • K. (C.S.) v. Economical (2010), FSCO Arbitration
  • Poutney v. Economical (2010), FSCO Arbitration
  • ING v. Economical (2010), Private Arbitration (Priority Dispute)
  • Unifund v. Danilov (2009), FSCO Arbitration
  • Ace INA v. Co-operators (2009), Superior Court (Priority Dispute)
  • MedCentra v. Economical (2009), Superior Court (Coverage)
  • Jevco v. Economical (2009), Private Arbitration (Loss Transfer)
  • CAA v. American Home (2007), Private Arbitration (Loss Transfer)
Professional Achievements and Leadership
  • Founding Partner, Strigberger Brown Armstrong LLP, 2018
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, leading practitioner: Litigation – Commercial Insurance (multiple years) and Personal Injury – Represents Defendant (multiple years)
  • Council, Insurance Institute of Canada – Conestoga, 2016-present
  • Canadian Risk Management (CRM) Designation, 2013
  • Social Media Director, K-W OIAA, 2011-2017
  • Board Member, Canadian Defence Lawyers, 2013-2016
  • Waterloo Region “Top 40 under 40”, 2012
Thought Leadership

Publications

  • Auto Insurance Coverage Law in Ontario, 2ed (2021 LexisNexis)
  • Auto Insurance Coverage Law in Ontario (2017 LexisNexis)
  • Auto Use (November 2017, Canadian Underwriter) 
  • Road Block (June 2017, Canadian Underwriter)
  • Out of Ontario Accidents (Oh My!) (Fall 2017, IIC INsight Conestoga newsletter)
  • Coffee Cup Coverage Case Causes Concern (Spring 2017, IIC INsight Conestoga newsletter)
  • Various Blogs (Insblogs.com)

Presentations

  • “Coverage issues with The Sharing Economy” (October 2017, Georgian Bay OIAA)
  • “Social Media for Insurance Professionals” (September 2017, CICMA General Meeting)
  • “Preparing for Examinations under Oath” (September 2017, Canadian Defence Lawyers)
  • “Coverage issues with The Sharing Economy” (May 2017, OIAA Provincial Conference)
  • “The Broker’s Role in Managing Claims” (March 2017, K-W OIAA, Moderator)
  • “Coverage issues with The Sharing Economy” (February 2017, CDL Coverage Symposium)
  • Various client seminars on a wide range of topics, including priority/loss transfer, auto coverage, and Uber.
Professional Memberships
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Defence Lawyers Association
  • Member, K-W Ontario Insurance Adjuster’s Association
  • Member, Insurance Institute of Canada
Bar Admissions & Education
  • Ontario Bar, 2002
  • LL.B., University of Ottawa, 2001

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