History in the Making


In 1994, six experienced Toronto litigators joined together as partners to form the civil litigation law firm now known as McCague Borlack LLP. In 2012, we opened an office in Ottawa, in 2014, an office in Kitchener, in 2016, an office in Barrie, and in 2019, an office in London.



From the start, we hoped to succeed through hard work for clients and a practical approach to problem solving. We think this approach strikes the Right Balance.

Over the years, we have followed this formula to success, as our Toronto law firm has grown from 11 to over 50 lawyers and we've opened four regional offices in Ottawa, KitchenerBarrie and London enabling us to serve clients from across Canada, the United States and around the world. Our present size and level of experience provide these three major benefits to clients:

  1. We have the "bench strength" and capability to deal with large files without compromising our tradition of personalized service.

  2. Our senior lawyers are in their prime years of skill and productivity and are able to provide continuity of service for many years to come.

  3. We have many other lawyers at various stages of their careers, enabling us to match the experience level of each professional to the work requested of them.

Whether our clients hail from Toronto, Canada, the United States, or elsewhere in the world, our law firm can assist in the following ways:

Insurance Disputes: Much of our law firm's work concentrates on insurance law matters and litigation files sourced from insurers. These include insurance coverage disputes, property insurance litigation, personal injury, motor vehicle and accident benefits, health/life/disability insurance claims, professional and products liability, and all commercial and personal lines. We often act for the insurance industry in complex matters involving municipal, environmental, and other liabilities, as well as subrogation. We also act for insureds, brokers, and members of the reinsurance industry. 

Business Disputes: We have a diverse business litigation practice. Banks, trust companies, and other financial institutions retain us on claims concerning their duties to, and rights against, customers and third parties. We act for corporations and their directors and officers in all forms of financial, transactional, and operational disputes. We are active in insolvency matters, including receiverships, enforcement of security, corporate restructuring, proposals, and bankruptcies.

Risk Management: We help you manage the risks you are facing, particularly in areas such as employment law, environmental law, construction law, privacy, and insurance coverage, including drafting of policies and procedures.

Class Actions: Ever since the Class Proceedings Act was passed in the Province of Ontario in 1992, our firm has been at the forefront of the defence of class action litigation.

Cost-Conscious and Practical: McCague Borlack LLP works hard to solve your issues in a cost-conscious, practical manner. Because of our focus on litigation and the insurance sector, we have an in-depth understanding of the legal and practical considerations faced in a lawsuit. This enables us to craft workable, efficient solutions.

Bench Strength: With personnel numbering, over 100, consisting of lawyers, clerks, and support staff, and the students who article with us, the Toronto law firm of McCague Borlack LLP has the size and expertise to meet your needs.