Michael White

Michael J.L. White  


Executive Summary

Michael White defends product liability claims involving both automotive and consumer products. Michael also defends aviation claims involving fixed and rotary wing aircraft, motor vehicle tort, municipal liability and accident benefits claims. He is a member of the Aviation Litigation and Insurance Group and the Litigation Maritime Transportation Group at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, where he is a partner in the Toronto office.

Michael has appeared as lead counsel on jury and judge alone trials before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and appearances in the Federal Court, Divisional Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal. Before the Ontario Financial Services Commission of Ontario, he has appeared as counsel at arbitrations involving claims for catastrophic injuries.


Representative Work

  • Acting correspondent on Great Lakes vessels and representation on behalf of maritime owners, P&I clubs and freight forwarders.

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-Author, "Bringing Clarity to Murky Waters: Threshold Update 2012," Canadian Insurance Law Reporter, September 2012.
  • Author, "Court Highlights Evidence Preservation," The Lawyers Weekly, Focus on Insurance Section, March 2012.
  • Program Co-Chair and Author, "Preparing for Mediation," Mediation Boot Camp, Ontario Bar Association, June 2012 (with Robert Traves).
  • Panellist/Speaker, "Your First Small Claims CourtTrial," Ontario Bar Association, 2011.
  • Author, "Limitation Period of Claim Against Maintenance Contractor Affected by Discoverability of Involvement," Canadian Insurance Law Reporter, October 2010.
  • Panellist/Speaker, "Dealing with self-represented litigants and winning without paying for it," Making it Big in Small Claims Court, Ontario Bar Association, 2010.
  • Author, "Ontario No Fault: The Threshold Under Ontario Bill 198," BLG's Canadian Insurance Law Newsletter, Summer 2009.
  • Author, "Non-settling defendant must battle alone after Pierringer Agreement," Focus on Insurance Section, The Lawyers Weekly, 2007.

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Coach to regional winners of American Bar Association Client Counseling Competition, 2008.