Natalie Salafia

Senior Associate

Toronto
NSalafia@blg.com
416.367.6705

Natalie practises civil litigation, with a focus on insurance defence matters involving:

  • municipal and police liability
  • motor vehicle accidents
  • occupiers' liability
  • product liability

Specifically, Natalie’s practice includes defending municipalities from negligence claims involving the design and maintenance of roads and sidewalks, construction projects, occupiers’ liability, and the operation of storm water systems. She also defends municipal police forces from actions alleging negligent investigation, malicious prosecution and breach of Charter rights.

Natalie has trial experience and has appeared as counsel before all levels of court in Ontario. She has also appeared before tribunals, including the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal.

Natalie joined BLG as an associate after summering and articling with the firm.

Experience

  • Acting for municipalities in negligence claims including property damage, maintenance, and motor vehicle accidents.
  • Defending police services boards in claims including malicious prosecution, negligent investigation, and breach of Charter rights.
  • Representing corporate clients in personal injury and property claims.
  • Defending manufacturers in product liability cases.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, The Advocates' Society
  • Member, Canadian Defence Lawyers

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer, Pro Bono Ontario
  • Committee member, BLG United Way campaign
  • Volunteer, BLG Reads to Kids

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2015
  • JD, Western University, 2014
  • MPP, University of Toronto, 2009
  • BA (Hons.), Queen's University, 2007
  • ARCT, Royal Conservatory of Music, 2007