About Us

Z uber & Company LLP specializes exclusively in civil litigation, primarily in the areas of property and casualty insurance law in addition to personal injury litigation.

From the firm's inception in February 1999 with just a handful of staff, we have grown to over 65 people while retaining an informal, boutique-style atmosphere.

Our client base ranges from private individuals to major insurance companies situated across North America. We have extensive experience conducting successful mediations and arbitrations as well as trials and appeals. We are listed in Best's Directories of Recommended Insurance Attorneys.

Meet the Lawyers

  • David Zuber
    David Zuber
    Jamie Schacter
    Jamie Schacter
    Jonathan Schwartzman
    Jonathan Schwartzman
    Jennifer S. Barnes
    Jennifer S. Barnes
  • David Bierstone
    David Bierstone
    Donald Dacquisto
    Donald Dacquisto
    James G. Norton
    James G. Norton
    Karim N. Hirani
    Karim N. Hirani
  • Neil Searles
    Neil Searles
    Marcella Smit
    Marcella Smit
    James Tausendfreund
    James Tausendfreund
    Melissa Craig
    Melissa Craig

Latest News

  • A great success. This appeal is brought by the Appellants (Plaintiffs) as a result of a motion Judge’s refusal to grant leave to bring a motion to include punitive damages in the Plaintiffs’ claim based on presumed prejudice that could not be compensated by an award of costs. The matter was set down for trial 4 years prior by the Appellants (Plaintiffs,) and certified the matter was ready for trial during two previous pre-trials. Just weeks prior the scheduled 32 day trial, the Appellants brought a motion to amend the claim to increase the amount of damages and include punitive damages. The motion judge allowed the increased damages but refused the Appellants (Plaintiffs) requests related to punitive damages resulting in this appeal. The Appellants appealed on the grounds that the motion judge erred in law as there was neither prejudice nor presumed prejudice causally related or flowing from the proposed amendment that was non-compensable, as any delay or extra work that would result from the amendment were matters compensable in costs. No explanation for the delay in bringing the motion was provided by the Appellants (Plaintiffs). The Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal.

    To read the full decision click here 

    Date: January 25, 2023
  • David Bierstone successfully brought a WSIAT application, bringing an end to a civil action in which the plaintiff fell off a roof he was working on, suffering a serious spinal injury. The plaintiff argued that he was not in an employment relationship, but was simply helping a friend and, alternatively, that he was an “independent operator”, rather than a worker. The Tribunal rejected both arguments. To read the decision please click on the link below.

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    Date: October 20, 2022
  • A fantastic article about an encounter with Retired Justice Thomas Zuber that demonstrates professional courtesy, role modelling and small gestures leaving behind a big impact.

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    Date: August 12, 2022