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 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 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 to provide coverage opinions and advice on issues relating to insurance fraud, arson, bills of exchange, employee dishonesty, overlapping coverage and double insurance, appraisals, repair and storage liens, directors and officers, and claims handling.
Clarence has handled complex commercial matters, property and CGL defence, boiler and machinery, and insurance coverage disputes. He acts as insurance coverage counsel to the Attorney General of Ontario. Clarence has acted as an umpire for appraisals conducted pursuant to section 128 of the Insurance Act.
Clarence was appointed by an Order-in-Council in 2018 as a member of the Ontario Licence Appeal Tribunal and the Ontario Civilian Police Commission for a two-year term, and was a Vice-Chair in his Town’s quasi-judicial tribunals. He serves as a member of The Advocates' Society's 10+ Standing Committee and volunteers as a Tutor and as a Coach and Advisor with the Law Society of Ontario. Clarence is a member 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 Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA).
Associations / Memberships
- The Advocates' Society
- Canadian Defence Lawyers
- Toronto Lawyers Association
- The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
- National Association of Subrogation Professionals
- International Association of Special Investigation Units
- Canadian Association of Special Investigation Units
- Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators