Lisa is like a combination of Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson. She practices law with unbridled enthusiasm and is rattled by nothing. As the managing partner of SBA, Lisa leads by example, proving to every team member, there’s no challenge too great to be overcome with a smile. Oh, and a laugh, Lisa has a signature laugh!
Lisa is a skilled litigator and problem solver. Clients trust Lisa because she brings a level head and a sense of calm to every situation, no matter how high the stakes. Whether it’s a complex accident benefits claim, cyber dilemma, or insurance-related class action, Lisa helps her clients to “keep it simple” and execute an effective litigation strategy.
Lisa has argued some landmark accident benefits cases before the Court of Appeal. In particular, she has been on the front lines in defining the applicable limitation periods in accident benefits matters. She also successfully argued for limited court jurisdiction in dealing with accident benefits matters: see, Stegenga v. Economical, 2019 ONCA 615 (CanLII). Lisa regularly represents insurers in hotly contested “CAT” claims before the Licence Appeal Tribunal.
Lisa has a unique background in healthcare and professional services, which strengthens her ability to deal with personal injury cases as well as sensitive cyber security issues. Lisa has presented for clients and industry leaders on modern insurance issues, including cyber risks and cannabis.
Lisa thrives in chaos. As the eldest of eight children from a blended family, Lisa knows a thing or two about leadership, diplomacy and teamwork. She manages the firm much like she did her siblings growing up: encouragement and gentle persuasion.