Natalie D. Kolos

Partner

Toronto
[email protected]
416.367.6609

Natalie practises civil litigation, including insurance law, municipal and police liability, and occupiers' liability. She also has experience defending defamation claims and frequently provides advice on sensitive matters.

Her practice focuses on public authority litigation and complex tort litigation for large institutional clients, including educational institutions and corporations.

She frequently defends municipalities in negligence actions, including:

  • claims for property damage;
  • non-repair of roadways and sidewalks;
  • motor vehicle accidents; and
  • water and sewage systems.

 

Experience

  • Acted for a municipality in a summary judgment motion to dismiss a claim for failure to comply with the 10 day notice requirement: Psaila v. Kapsalis and City of Toronto, 2021 ONSC 1308, aff'd 2022 ONCA 37.
  • Acted for defendants in a defamation action in which a successful anti-SLAPP motion was brought to dismiss the claim, Mondal v. Evans-Bitten, 2022 ONSC 809.
  • Brought a successful Rule 21 motion on behalf of insurance broker defendants confirming pleadings were an abuse of process and  barred by res judicata: National Industries Inc. v. Kirkwood, 2022 ONSC 937.
  • Acted for police defendants in a claim alleging negligent investigation and defamation. The claim was dismissed following a motion for summary judgment: Supreme Auto Group Inc. v. Chief William Blair, 2020 ONSC 1223.
  • Counsel for the defendant police force in an action alleging racial profiling. The action was dismissed in its entirety on a summary judgment motion and the decision was upheld by the Court of Appeal: Reece v. Toronto (Police Services Board), 2017 ONSC 3854, aff'd 2018 ONCA 91.
  • Acted for police defendants in a successful appeal granting summary judgment in a claim alleging negligent investigation: G.S. v. Toronto Police Services Board, 2022 ONSC 3621.
  • Acted for municipal councillors on a successful anti-SLAPP motion to dismiss a claim alleging defamation and other torts: Volpe v. Wong-Tam, 2022 ONSC 3106.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, The Advocates' Society

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2022 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Litigation - Commercial Insurance)

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2011
  • LLB, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2010
  • BA, University of Western Ontario, 2007