Michael Kennedy



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A Focus on Personal Injury Insurance Defence

Direct: 519.340.0492
Fax: 519.571.8697
Bar Admission: 2009
Location: Kitchener


Michael is the head of the firm’s Transportation Law Newsletter. His opinions on recent case law have also been quoted in The Lawyer’s Weekly. His defence practice focuses on all areas of negligence law, including occupiers’ liability, transportation law, products liability and workplace safety issues. 

Michael has successfully represented clients and their interests at all levels of court in Ontario as well as various administrative tribunals, including the Financial Services Commission of Ontario and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal. His reported decisions include the precedent-setting case of Rampersaud v. TD General (FSCO)which defined “residence” within the context of the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule, and Thayalan v. Wawanesa Mutual Insurance (FSCO), in which Michael successfully argued that an objective post-accident meniscus tear in the right knee would not prevent a claimant from returning to physical labour or household tasks. Michael was also the second chair on Ursus Transport Inc. et al. v. Bernad (WSIAT), which successfully removed a claimant’s right to sue his employer.