Erin VanderVeer

Senior Associate

Toronto
EVanderVeer@blg.com
416.367.6440

Erin brings an insightful and deliberate approach to advocating on behalf of her clients. Her litigation practice is centered on defending municipal police services from tort actions and claims involving alleged Charter violations, as well as defending municipalities from various infrastructure maintenance and design claims.

 

In addition to her litigation experience, Erin’s product liability expertise is centered on defending manufacturers and suppliers in various industries.

Erin has appeared regularly before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, and the License Appeal Tribunal.

Experience

Erin's litigation experience includes:

  • Defending municipal police services from tort and Charterclaims
  • Defending municipalities from tort, maintenance, and infrastructure claims
  • Defending telecommunications providers
  • Defending manufacturers and distributors in product liability claims
  • Class actions
  • Insurance defence in the motor vehicle context, including accident benefits 
  • Drew v. Walmart Canada Inc., 2016 ONSC 8067
  • 16-003190 v. The Personal Insurance Company, 2017 CanLII 39672

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, The Advocates' Society
  • Member, Canadian Defence Lawyers
  • Member, Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Member, Executive Committee, OBA Class Actions Section

Community Involvement

  • Member of the Board of Directors, Borden Scholarship
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Mary Centre
  • Past Volunteer, Ronald McDonald House

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2015
  • Juris Doctor (cum laude), University of Ottawa, 2014
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Great Distinction, Major in Psychology, Trinity Western University
  • Certificate in Leadership and Applied Public Affairs, Laurentian Leadership Centre