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The Lumsden Building
6 Adelaide Street East, Suite 800
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5C 1H6
Telephone: 416-979-2020
Fax: 416-979-1285
E-Mail: info@gilbertsondavis.com
www.gilbertsondavis.com
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Personnel
Established: 1982

Practice Areas
  • Special Risks & Complex Litigation
  • Large Loss Exposures
  • International Insurance Litigation
  • Property & Casualty Claims
  • Cross-Border Insurance Defense
  • General Liability
  • Commercial & Personal Lines Claims Defense
  • Construction Claims
  • Equipment Breakdown
  • International Reinsurance Litigation
  • Tort Defense
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents & Transportation Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Occupiers' Liability
  • Accident Benefits
  • Product Liability
  • Coverage Opinions & Defense
  • Reinsurance
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Subrogation
  • Condominium Losses
  • Landlord & Tenant Liability
  • Cyber Liability & Defense
  • Cyber Coverage Claims & Injunctive Response
  • Errors & Omissions Defense
  • Professional & Adjusters' Liability
  • Directors & Officers Liability
  • Employer Liability & Sexual Harassment
  • Fire, Explosion, Flood & Catastrophe Litigation
  • Cyber Defamation & Liability
  • Fraud & Arson Claims
  • Insurance Mediation & Arbitration
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About Us
Founded in 1982, our Firm maintains a client-centered practice providing representation directed to the resolution of disputes involving commercial & insurance litigation and business law.
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Personnel Information
Partners
John L. Davis, Managing Partner
Toronto, ON, Canada
E-Mail:jdavis@gilbertsondavis.com
Admitted
  • Ontario, 1978
Education:
  • Queen's University, Honours B.A., 1973
  • University of Toronto, J.D., 1976
Honors:
Academic Medalist
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R. Lee Akazaki
Toronto, ON, Canada
E-Mail:lakazaki@gilbertsondavis.com
Admitted
  • Ontario, 1990
Education:
  • University of Toronto, Trinity College, Honours B.A., 1985
  • University of Toronto, J.D., 1988
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Joan C. Takahashi
Toronto, ON, Canada
E-Mail:jtakahashi@gilbertsondavis.com
Admitted
  • Ontario, 1991
Education:
  • Osgoode Hall Law School York University, LL.B., 1989
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Associates
Nick P. Poon
Toronto, ON, Canada
E-Mail:npoon@gilbertsondavis.com
Admitted
  • Ontario, 2012
Education:
  • The University of Western Ontario, B.A., 2009
  • The University of Western Ontario, J.D., 2011
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Andrew Ottaway
Toronto, ON, Canada
E-Mail:aottaway@gilbertsondavis.com
Admitted
  • Ontario, 2011
Education:
  • Wilfrid Laurier University, B.A., 2007
  • University of Ottawa, LL.B., 2010
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Counsel
David Alderson
Toronto, ON, Canada
E-Mail:dalderson@gilbertsondavis.com
Admitted
  • Ontario, 1982
  • England & Wales, 1988
  • Bermuda, 1988
  • New York, 2005
Education:
  • York University, B.A. Mathematics and Economics, 1976
  • Osgoode Hall Law School York University, LL.B., 1980
  • University College London, LL.M, Commercial and Corporate Law, 1987
Honors:
York University In-Course Scholarship each of two years of BA
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David Street
Toronto, ON, Canada
E-Mail:dstreet@gilbertsondavis.com
Admitted
  • Ontario, 1977
Education:
  • University of Toronto, LL.B., 1975
  • York University, LL.M., Business Law, 1984
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