B.A., LL.B, LL.M.
(416) 322-6120

Rory has been a practicing lawyer since 2002.  He formed this firm to provide distinct legal services to a select group of clients, in industries of importance to him.

Rory has a diverse range of litigation experience.  He has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, and all levels of court in the Provinces of Ontario, and Newfoundland and Labrador. He acts for both industry representatives and for insurers. He handles insurance coverage, defence and subrogation matters, regularly addresses contractual disputes, deficiencies and professional liability claims, and his transportation practice has involved multimodal cargo transport, environmental claims, collisions, derailments, and groundings. His general litigation experience includes class actions, fraud actions, D&O actions, contractual disputes, defamation claims, environmental and municipal law matters.

He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Ontario Bar Association, and has an Osgoode Hall Law School Certificate in Construction Law.  He is a former contributing editor of the construction section for the Toronto Lawyers Journal, and former Chair of the Claims and Loss Prevention Committee for the Canadian Board of Marine Underwriters.

Earlier in his career, Rory was a partner at a prominent Toronto litigation firm, where he acted as a chair of the property insurance, insurance coverage and marine practice groups. Before that he practised litigation at leading, full-service firms in Ontario and in Atlantic Canada.

He has been highly reviewed by his peers for ethics and professional standards. Rory is a holder of the BV Distinguished® ranking from Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, and is listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada for transportation law.

Rory is a holder of the BV Distinguished® ranking from Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, and is listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada  for Transportation Law, and LEXPERT for Shipping and Maritime Law.

Accreditations & Associations

  • LEXPERT® Ranked Lawyer
  • Listed in The Best LawyersTM in Canada
  • Canadian Board of Marine Underwriters – former section chair
  • Toronto Lawyers Association – Toronto Law Journal; former Construction Law Editor
  • Canadian Transport Lawyers Association
  • The Canadian Bar Association