Clarence’s passion for the law is evident the moment you meet him.
Called to the Bar of Ontario in 2002, Clarence has conducted jury and non-jury trials and appeared before all levels of court in Ontario. He has acted as counsel on arbitrations held pursuant to the ICC, UNCITRAL, and ADRIC Rules. Clarence has been Certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Civil Litigation and is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
As a fraud lawyer, Clarence has spent his legal career assisting Special Investigation Units at various insurers with the investigation, defence and handling of first and third party insurance claims. He has experience in injunctive proceedings, including Mareva (asset freezing) and Anton Piller (civil search warrant) orders. Clarence is regularly sought out by insurers for opinions and advice on matters relating to fraud, arson, bills of exchange, employee dishonesty, overlapping coverage and double insurance, repair and storage liens, directors and officers, and claims handling issues.
Clarence has handled complex commercial, property and CGL defence, and insurance coverage disputes. He acts as insurance coverage counsel to the Attorney General of Ontario. Clarence has been appointed as an umpire for appraisals conducted pursuant to section 128 of the Insurance Act.
Clarence is a member of the FP Canada Standards Council's Disciplinary Hearing Panel, and has been appointed by the Regional Municipality of York to the Joint Compliance Audit Committee for the 2022 Municipal Elections. He serves as a member of the Committee of Adjustment at his local town, volunteers as a Coach and Advisor with the Law Society of Ontario, and acts as a mentor with various legal associations. Clarence is an executive of the Board of Directors of Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation, a charitable organization devoted to improving the environmental health of Lake Simcoe and its watershed and to supporting specific projects for the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA).
Associations / Memberships
- The Advocates' Society
- Canadian Defence Lawyers
- Toronto Lawyers Association
- The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
- Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers
- International Association of Special Investigation Units
- Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators