Northern Ontario


Our lawyers in the Barrie office focus on all forms of insurance related litigation, serving the firm's clientele from the Barrie core area throughout the region North of Toronto.

Regional Expansion Barrie

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In 2016, McCague Borlack LLP opened its third regional office in the City of Barrie, Ontario and is located directly across from City Hall and one block south of the Court. Barrie is located to the North of Toronto in an area known as a heavily litigious region. The area of coverage for this office is from Peterborough West through Newmarket to Orangeville, North to Owen Sound and North Bay.

Through our affiliation with Canadian Litigation Counsel and the Harmonie Group, our Barrie location can provide you with access to high-quality legal excellence on both a national and international basis.

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We are pleased to introduce our resident legal team:

Barrie Contact Partner - Alan Drimer

Called to the British Columbia and Alberta Bars in 1997 and to the Bar of Ontario in 1999, Alan Drimer’s practice is focused on providing litigation, alternative dispute resolution and risk management to the property and casualty industry. Alan’s areas of practice include all forms of personal injury, commercial and business litigation, construction law, debt collection/recovery and subrogation, directors and officers liability, environmental liability, general casualty and special risks, insurance coverage, municipal law, products liability, professional liability, property insurance, sports, recreation and resort liability and transportation law.

Barrie Lawyers

Alan has highly qualified and experienced lawyers practising with him in the Barrie office, and other MB lawyers who also use the Barrie office as needed:  

  1. Matthew Dugas, called to the Bar in 2010, Matthew’s practice focuses on acting in the defence of tort and accident benefits claims, including trucking and premises liability. In addition, Matthew has experience defending disputes and advising clients in the healthcare, high-tech and innovation industries, with a focus on intellectual property matters. Matthew also has extensive experience in sports, recreation and resort liability, environmental liability and subrogation. Matthew has represented clients in matters before FSCO, the Ontario Superior Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal.

  2. Eric W.D. Boate, a 2013 year of call, Eric’s practice is primarily focused on motor vehicle claims from both the tort and accident benefits perspectives. He also handles occupier’s liability matters, product liability matters, landowner disputes of all kinds, and assault cases before the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal.
  3. Andrew Rodrigues, a 2020 year of call, Andrew's focus is on insurance defence and personal injury involving motor vehicle accidents. He has expertise in both Plaintiff and Defence, giving him insight into both side of litigation.
  4. Sharon Singh, a 2021 year of call, Sharon practices in the area of civil litigation with a focus on insurance defence. Prior to joining McCague Borlack, Sharon completed her articles at an insurance defense firm in Toronto.
  5. Asal Karimi, a 2022 year of call, with experience in both plaintiff and defence of the litigation process, Asal is able to provide valuable and comprehensive services to her clients.

In summary, our team of lawyers in the Barrie office focuses on all forms of insurance-related litigation, serving the firm’s clientele from the Barrie core area throughout the North region.

Strategic Alliance

It is anticipated that the Barrie office will grow with time in response to our client’s needs arising from the explosion of new homes and businesses in Barrie, throughout Innisfil and Friday Harbour and indeed throughout the entire central north Ontario region.

In order to facilitate this growth, we have entered into a strategic alliance with Elliott & Elliott, Barristers and Solicitors, a long-established and reputable Barrie law firm. Sheri Elliott, the principal of the firm, focuses her practice on real estate conveyancing, municipal and planning law, environmental law and real estate conveyancing/development matters. While the two firms remain independent in the practice of law, by drawing on the strengths of both firms, we are able to combine our expertise, resources and bench strength, thereby enabling us to provide complete integrated legal services in a broad range of practice areas including:

  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Real Estate Conveyancing and Transactions
  • Municipal and Planning Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Liability
  • Debt Collection and Recovery
  • Employment Law Construction Law