East Ontario Quebec

McCAGUE BORLACK LLP

Our lawyers in Ottawa are focused on exceeding our client’s expectations in Ottawa and throughout eastern Ontario from Cornwall to the east, south to Kingston/Belleville and Peterborough, North to North Bay and Timmins, and throughout the Province of Quebec.

Regional Expansion Ottawa

FIRST EXPANSION OFFICE - OTTAWA

McCague Borlack LLP opened its first office outside of the GTA in the fall of 2012. The office is centrally located in the Sun Life Financial Centre in downtown Ottawa. Address, Directions & Map.

Today, McCague Borlack LLP offers one of the largest and most experienced team of civil litigators focused on meeting and exceeding our client’s expectations in Ottawa and throughout eastern Ontario from Cornwall to the east, south to Kingston/Belleville and Peterborough, North to North Bay and Timmins, and throughout the Province of Quebec.  

Ottawa Managing Partner

Martin Smith, a 2001 year of call and a McCague Borlack LLP partner in our Toronto office for a number of years, is the managing partner of the firm’s Ottawa office. Martin moved his family to Ottawa during the summer of 2012 where they now reside permanently. Martin practices civil litigation, specializing in the areas of employment law, human rights, professional liability, personal injury and subrogation. 
Read Martin's full bio.

Ottawa Lawyers

Since opening the Ottawa office, a number of lawyers, from the Ottawa area have joined Martin:

  1. Patricia Lawson, joining in August 2014, is an experienced personal injury and senior insurance defence litigator. Patricia has practiced her entire career in the Ottawa area, having been called to both the Ontario and Quebec Bar in 1987, she has clients in both provinces. Patricia brings with her, her dedicated law clerk, Jannika McCrimmon. 
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  2. Joseph Griffiths, a civil litigator since 2002, and counsel to our Ottawa office, is routinely retained by corporations, non-profits, individuals and government to represent their interests in simple and complex litigation.
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  3. James M. Brown with a 2003 year of call, has developed considerable experience in first party insurance claims for accident benefits and disability insurance. James regularly represents insurers on disputes over; the entitlement and quantum of income replacement benefits; determinations of catastrophic impairment; and claims for bad faith. 
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  4. Megan Murphy, a 2009 year of call, her experience includes motor vehicle claims, accident benefit litigation, personal injury claims, construction law claims, social and commercial host claims, fire loss claims, and coverage-related issues.
    Read Megan's full bio.
     
  5. Rachel Leck, a 2010 year of call, represents clients from Stratford to Sault Ste. Marie and many places in between focusing on Collaborative Practice and resolution of family disputes without litigation.
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  6. Michael Beeson, a 2011 year of call, primarily defends insurance companies in personal injury litigation which include motor vehicle tort actions, accident benefits claims and slip and fall actions, along with other commercial matters.
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  7. Desneiges Mitchell, a 2012 graduate who focuses primarily on personal injury claims, subrogation, coverage, municipal liability and general casualty. Prior to joining the firm. Desneiges summered and articled at a full-service firm in Ottawa. 
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  8. Marisa Gilmore, a 2014 year of call, obtained her law degree in the UK and worked abroad for an international bank in corporate and real estate insolvency and then from there moved into the personal injury and civil litigation focus.
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  9. Noah J. Shapiro's Civil Litigation practice began in 2014 and includes experience in a broad spectrum of practice areas with a focus on providing strong oral & written advocacy for his clients no matter the dispute!
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  10. Mercédes Marin, a 2015 year of call, focuses on insurance defence, including personal injury and accident benefits claims; and practices in both French and English.
    Read Mercédes' full bio
     
  11. Alex Robineau, fluently bilingual, joined the Ottawa office as an Associate, in September 2016. During his articling term with the firm, he was fortunate to act as a junior in the course of two trials, allowing him to gain valuable litigation experience at an early stage in his career.
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Today, McCague Borlack LLP offers one of the largest and most experienced team of civil litigators focused on meeting and exceeding our client’s expectations in Ottawa and throughout eastern Ontario from Cornwall to the east, south to Kingston/Belleville and Peterborough, North to North Bay and Timmins, and throughout the Province of Quebec.