Stephen Ross is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario where he received both his B.A. (Dean’s Honour List) and LL.B., and was called to the Bar in 1993. Stephen is a senior partner at the Toronto based litigation boutique of Rogers Partners LLP. Stephen has a broad based civil litigation practice with a focus on insurance law. Stephen has experience and expertise in almost all aspects of insurance litigation including: automobile claims litigation; general liability claims, including class actions and occupiers’ liability matters; professional liability claims including construction litigation and claims against legal, medical and other professionals. Stephen also has considerable expertise in insurance coverage advice and litigation, including commercial, professional and automobile related coverage advice, disputes and opinion work. Stephen has experience at all levels of court and before administrative tribunals. Stephen has a particular interest in appellate advocacy, having appeared before the Ontario Court of Appeal on numerous occasions on a wide variety of issues. Stephen is a widely published author on a variety of legal matters, including recent commentaries on: appellate advocacy; third party liability coverage in the automobile context; occupiers’ liability; conflicts of law and cross border litigation; and, Tort-SABS interface issues. Stephen believes in the traditions of the profession and is committed to the mentoring of young lawyers, both at the firm and within the profession at large. Stephen is a past President of the Insurance Law section of the Ontario Bar Association and chaired a special joint insurance committee that was established to provide advice on legislative reform to the Ontario government. Stephen currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Advocates’ Society for the 2019-2023 term, and, has been consistently recognized by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in Canada, in the areas of insurance law and personal injury litigation.
Stephen has experience in the following areas:
Administrative and public law, Civil law, Disputes / litigation, Disputes / litigation (general), Financial services, Insurance / reinsurance, Laws, Tort law
Stephen has previously helped clients in the following industries: