Robert L. Love


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Bob is the National Leader of BLG’s Product Liability Group, Auto Industry Group and Autonomous Vehicles Group. His civil litigation practice focuses on product liability, aviation and professional liability.

He has appeared as lead counsel at all levels of the trial and appellate courts of Ontario. His product liability work is primarily defence-oriented, representing large and small manufacturers, distributors and retailers, as well as advising clients on crisis and risk management.

Bob has a broad and deep understanding of legal issues surrounding Connected and Autonomous Vehicles with a particular emphasis on product liability, litigation, insurance and regulatory issues, regularly advising clients in the auto industry and new entrants in this space.



  • 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

  • Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2022) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Aviation: Regulation & Liability, Litigation: Commercial Insurance, Litigation: Product Liability, Personal Injury - Represents Defendants).
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2024 edition (and since 2011) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Class Action Litigation, Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability Law) and since 2022 (Aviation Law).
  • Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2017) of Chambers Canada — Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Litigation: Product Liability (Nationwide)).
  • Recognized in the 2024 of The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Mid-Market).
  • Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2015) 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 2023 edition (and since 2020) of Lexpert Special Edition: Litigation.
  • Recognized in the 2023 edition (and since 2022) of Who's Who Legal: Canada (Product Liability Defence).
  • Recognized as a 2021 Stand-Out Lawyer by Thomson Reuters Canada.
  • Recognized as a 2019 Acritas Star.

Bar Admission & Education

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