Tobin B. Horton is a Partner who practices civil litigation and has had several successful appearances in both Superior and Divisional Court in Ontario. Although he has secured a number of favourable decisions in court, Mr. Horton recognizes that cases are won both inside and outside of the courtroom so he employs situationally appropriate techniques to maximize his clients’ strengths, while minimizing their risks.
Tobin graduated from law school at University of Ottawa in 2009 and was called to the Ontario bar in 2010. Following his call to the bar, he has worked extensively in an insurance defence litigation capacity. His personal injury practice focuses on defending claims involving occupier’s liability, product liability, commercial host and liquor law liability, social host liability, sports and recreation liability, municipal liability, motor vehicle accidents and professional negligence. He also manages a very active property damage and construction practice, which deals with issues of negligent design and construction, subrogation, cargo and shipping losses, water loss, and fire loss claims. Mr. Horton has also handled wrongful dismissal claims, employment disputes and estate litigation.
Additionally, in light of being involved in environmental remediation claims outside of Ontario, Mr. Horton is a member of the Law Society of Alberta and is in the process of being called to the Bar in Nunavut.
Mr. Horton does work for domestic, American and international insurers and self-insured entities, and ensures that his approach best suits the needs of the claim and the demands of both the client and the insured. He has the necessary skill and experience to handle the largest and most complicated claims down to the simplest and most modest disputes. He has the flexibility to adapt to various approaches and requirements for any type of litigation work.
Most recently, in 2021, and in light of the COVID-19 pandemic related court closures, Mr. Horton was lead counsel on a three week, virtual trial. Being one of the only counsel in the Province who has conducted a virtual trial, he is extensively familiar with the marshalling of evidence and cross-examining witness by way of a virtual medium.
In his spare time, Mr. Horton enjoys spending time with his wife and nine month old son, Brooks. He is a passionate fan of the 2019 NBA Champion Toronto Raptors and the illustrious Virginia Tech Hokies.
Riley v. Tarantello, 2010 ONSC 2122 (CanLII)
Stulov v. Mr. Lube, Divisional Court
Decision No. 125/18, 2019 ONWSIAT 1483 (CanLII)
Sauve v. Steele, 2021 ONSC 1557 (CanLII)
Zeppieri v. Shahid, 2021 ONSC 2858 (CanLII)