Robert L. Love

Partner

Toronto
RLove@blg.com
416.367.6132

Bob is focused on effectively defending a range of clients against product liability claims and resolving disputes. His expertise also includes aviation, subrogation, insurance defence, and municipal and professional liability.

Bob also leads the national autonomous vehicle and automotive sector groups. Bob regularly advises clients on regulatory and risk management issues.

Bob has appeared as lead counsel at all levels of the trial and appellate courts of Ontario.

Bob leads the national product liability, autonomous vehicle and automotive sector groups.

Experience

  • Advising and representing manufacturers, distributors and retailers in risk mitigation and defence of products such as: motor vehicles; heavy equipment; aircraft; marine craft and equipment; food; and industrial and processing equipment.
  • Drafting and advising manufacturers, distributors and retailers on warnings, indemnities and contractual limitation of liability clauses.
  • Defending aviation claims and pursuing subrogated claims for property damage.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Canadian Defence Lawyers, and past chair of the CDL product liability committee
  • Member, International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member, Defence Research Institute
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, The Advocates' Society
  • Member, Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association

Community Involvement

  • Past President, Stewart Lake Association
  • Past President, South Stewart Lake Cottagers Association

Awards & Recognitions

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2021 edition (and since 2011) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Class Action Litigation, Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability Law).
  • Recognized in the 2020 (and since 2015) edition of Benchmark Canada — The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys as a "Litigation Star" including, "Local Litigation Star: Ontario", "Litigation Star: Product Liability".
  • Recognized in the 2020 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Aviation: Regulation & Liability, Litigation: Commercial Insurance, Litigation: Product Liability, Personal Injury).
  • Recognized in the 2019 (and since 2017) edition of Chambers Canada — Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Litigation: Product Liability).
  • Recognized in the 2019 (and since 2015) edition of Benchmark Canada — The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys as a "Local Litigation Star: Ontario" and a "Litigation Star: Product Liability".
  • Recognized as a 2019 Acritas Star.

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 1994
  • LLB, University of Western Ontario, 1992
  • BA, University of Waterloo, 1988