Tobin Horton


Tobin Horton

Tobin HortonCertified Specialist in Civil Litigation in Ontario

Tobin B. Horton is a Partner who practices civil litigation and has had several successful appearances in both Superior Court 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. Mr. Horton is recognized as a Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Ontario.

Mr. Horton 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 a civil litigation defence 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. Mr. Horton has focused on hospitality industry-related claims, working for various hotels, restaurants, taverns and he is the preferred counsel for the two casinos in Niagara Falls and for Clublink golf courses in Ontario.

He also manages an active subrogation, property damage and construction practice, which deals with issues of negligent design and construction, cargo and shipping losses, water loss, and fire loss claims. Mr. Horton has also handled matters on the commercial list in Toronto, environmental remediation claims, wrongful dismissal claims, employment disputes and estate litigation.

Additionally, in light of frequently being called upon to act as counsel on matters outside of Ontario, Mr. Horton has been called to the Bar in the Law Society of Alberta and the Law Society of Nunavut.

Mr. Horton does work for a number of American and international insurers and self-insured entities with litigation matters in Canada. He has the flexibility to adapt to various approaches and requirements for any type of litigation work.

In addition to his regular practice of law, Mr. Horton is the articling student principal at Zuber & Company LLP and is deeply involved in the recruitment and retention process.

In his spare time, Mr. Horton enjoys spending time with his family, is a passionate fan of the 2019 NBA Champion Toronto Raptors and the Virginia Tech Hokies.

Mr. Horton developed a thick-skin through his part-time job as a CFL on-field official and can be seen at stadiums around the country wearing #78.

Reported Decisions
River Park Non-Profit Housing Corporation (Windsor) v. Ontario (Transportation) 2022 ONSC 3927
Sauvé v. Steele, 2021 ONSC 5578 (CanLII)
Sauvé v. Steele, 2021 ONSC 4053 (CanLII)
Khurshid v. Richards and Lefcoe, 2021 ONSC 3830 (CanLII)
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)

Inta Schneider
416.362.5005 ext.302

Law Clerk
Pamela Horvat
416.362.5005 ext.239