Our Team

Mikel Pearce

416.679.2781 x 220
[email protected]

Assistant: Diane Drepaul
416.679.2781 x 218
[email protected]

Mikel (pronounced “My-Cle” or “Michael”) is a trapeze artist trapped in the body of an insurance defence and coverage lawyer. His name might suggest that he is Catalan Spanish, but no one in Mikel’s family is Spanish. Or Catalan. Although he does like cats.

When he isn’t racing down the slopes, or rhyming off scenes from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Mikel provides defence and coverage expertise to clients on a variety of lines, including but not limited to Cyber and Privacy, Financial Lines, and product liability. His knowledge and experience would impress even the Knights that say “Ni”.

Primary Practice Areas
  • Cyber and Privacy Liability

  • Professional Indemnity

  • Directors and Officers Liability

  • Product Liability

Notable Matters
  • McDowell and Aversa v. Fortress Real Capital Inc., 2017 ONSC 4791 (CanLII)
  • CIA Inspection Inc. v. Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers Ltd., 2011 ONCA 706 (CanLII)
  • 1562860 Ontario Ltd. (Shoeless Joe’s) v. Insurance Portfolio Inc., 2011 ONCA 180 (CanLII)
  • McCarthy-Oppedisano v Muter, 2017 ONSC 656 (CanLII)
  • Madden v Holy Cross Catholic SS, 2015 ONSC 1773 (CanLII)
  • Hanson v. Totten Insurance Group Inc., 2018 ONCA 446 (CanLII)
  • National Bank of Canada v. Meneses, 2008 CanLII 25064 (ON SC)
Thought Leadership
  • Multiple presentations to the Lloyd’s Marketing Association at the Lloyd’s Library on cyber, E&O, Canadian coverage issues and other topics
Professional Memberships
  • Ontario Bar Association

  • The Advocates’ Society

Bar Admissions & Education
  • Ontario Bar, 2000
  • LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2000

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