Andrew C. Murray

Andrew C. Murray

- Partner -

“ My model for client service is to try to give each of my clients the kind of time and attention that I would give to someone in my own family. With this simple guiding principle, I never forget how important my work is for every one of the clients I try to help. ”

CONTACT INFO

Email: amurray@lerners.ca
Phone: 519-640-6313
Fax: 519-932-3313
85 Dufferin Avenue. P.O. Box 2335, London, On N6A 4G4

Noteworthy Cases

  • Allen v. Security National Insurance Co./Monnex Insurance Mgmt. Inc. – This appeal decision from Director’s Delegate Blackman clarifies, in a helpful way for claimants, how to rate overlapping impairments when attempting to determine an individual’s whole person impairment under the AMA Guides, in the context of a catastrophic impairment application.
  • Campbell v. County of Bruce – successful trial verdict for quadriplegic client apportioning 100% of the blame to the Defendant, County of Bruce
  • Shawnoo v. Certas – this case, for a client with a catastrophic brain injury, resulted in the court recognizing the provision of attendant care services by electronic/indirect means as valid care for the purposes of claiming the attendant care benefit payable under the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule – September 2010
  • Folmer v. Graham – championed the rights of an above-knee amputee in the Ontario Court of Appeal.
  • Hubbard v. Pembridge Insurance – successful precedent-setting FSCO arbitration decision concerning the test governing benefits payable to an injured accident victim under the OMPP Insurance Act regime, on behalf of a claimant who was under the age of 16 at the time of his accident.
  • Andrew has successfully recovered millions of dollars in negotiated settlements over the last decade, without having to proceed to trial, on behalf of accident victims suffering from brain injuries, amputations, spinal cord injuries, serious orthopaedic injuries, and chronic pain.

Testimonials

“A huge thank you to you and to Andrew for all of your assistance with this matter – I really appreciate the assistance, expertise and kindness you have both shown me!”
S. Chapman, Wingham ON

“Thanks a million Andrew. You are truly a cut above the typical lawyer and we are so thankful our paths crossed with you in life. You make us feel how I know you would treat your closest friend.”
Sherri F. and John M., Walsh ON

“I just wanted to take a moment and express my gratitude for all the help and support you gave me. From the moment we met, I felt comfortable and much more confident that I would have a good resolution to my problem with you in my corner. You are truly a kind, gifted man and I wish to say a heartfelt thank-you to you and your associates!”
Regina R., Shedden ON

“Andrew Murray was courteous, compassionate and a good listener. He returned phone calls and emails, was honest to a ‘”t”, knowledgeable and he fought for us. We highly recommend Mr. Murray to anyone who needs a diligent lawyer who won’t waste your time or your money.”
Don & Linda S., St. Thomas

“Andrew Murray and his law team provided me with professional and courteous expertise. Mr. Murray’s knowledgeable staff was always quick to respond to any of my questions, and Mr. Murray himself was just a phone call away. I have the utmost respect for Andrew Murray.”
Dave L., Contractor, West Lorne

“Without Andrew Murray this litigation would have been stopped due to a situation that threatened to destroy our family. Andrew’s support and encouragement helped to keep me on track. He is a wonderful lawyer.”
C. Bartle, wife of an accident victim with a catastrophic brain injury

“As an owner of several companies engaged in international work for clients, I am frequently engaged in work involving legal counsel. We work with seven major law firms in six countries. Andrew Murray and his excellent staff proved to be incisive, effective and appropriate in their dealings for a most important client of our firm. The matter at issue was sensitive and the result achieved by Mr. Murray exceeded our expectations. I can recommend Mr. Murray and his team without reservation.”
Stephen H. Judson, Judson Management Group Inc., New York

“I found Andrew Murray to be a conscientious and tireless advocate on my behalf.”
Mike F., Salesman, Lumber Industry

Achievements

  • Certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Ontario
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada for Personal Injury Litigation (2018)
  • Consistently recommended by Lexpert as a leading lawyer in the area of personal injury (2013-2017)
  • President, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (2012)
  • Co-Chair of The Advocates’ Society Personal Injury & Insurance Law Practice Group
  • Past Chair, Board of Directors, Children’s Safety Village of London Area
  • Past member, Board of Directors, SARI Therapeutic Riding
  • Recipient, Dean Edgell Award, presented by Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, 2009, for significant contributions and excellence in legal writing, continuing legal education and leadership activities

Memberships

  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Medico-Legal Society of Toronto
  • American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
  • Brain Injury Association of London & District • Middlesex Law Association

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Lerners LLP (2001 to present)
  • Associate lawyer, Lerners LLP (1994-2001)
  • Articling student, Lerners LLP (1992-1993)

Selected Presentations/Publications

Andrew takes an active role in instructing other lawyers on important continuing legal education issues. He regularly attends as an invited speaker at conferences and seminars hosted by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, The Advocates’ Society, the Ontario Bar Association, the Middlesex Law Association, Canadian Institute, Insight and other professional trade organizations. He is often asked to appear as a guest lecturer at Ontario law schools.

  • Unravelling Invisible Pain: The Medico-legal Perspective”  (Presenter, Canadian Society of Medical Evaluators, June 1, 2018)
  • Campbell v. Bruce County: Discovery and Trial Techniques” (Presenter, 2018 Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Spring Conference, May 25, 2018)
  • “An Overview of Costs in Ontario” (Presenter and Co-chair, The Advocates’ Society Costs Submission Advocacy Program, May 9, 2017)
  • “Multiculturalism – Changing Faces of Ontario & The New CAT Definitions – What is Working & What Isn’t” (Presenter, 2017 Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Spring Conference, April 27, 2017)
  • “Adverse Cost Funding Update” (Presenter, Middlesex Law Association 10th Annual Personal Injury Conference, December 1, 2016)
  • “Wearing Two Hats: The Consultative and Testimonial Roles of an Expert” (Guest speaker, 2016 Actuarial Evidence Seminar, September 23-24, 2016)
  • “2016 Medical Legal Updates” (Guest speaker, The Canadian Society of Medical Evaluators education program, May 13, 2016)
  • “Negotiation Strategies for Litigators” (Guest Speaker, The Advocates’ Society Conference, April 25, 2016)
  • “Testify Without Fear” (Faculty member, The Advocates’ Society 4th Annual Expert Witness Academy, November 20 and 21, 2015
  • “Catastrophic Injuries: How to Fund Patient Care and Understand the Legal Labyrinth” (Guest speaker, Maxim Medical, Windsor, June 3, 2015)
  • “AB Lawyers Looking For A New Home – Where Is That LAT Anyway?” (Speaker, Canadian Defence Lawyers 6th Annual Accident Benefit Program, April 24, 2015)
  • “Tricks of the Trade 2015 Critical Updates and Tips in a New World of Personal Injury” (Co-chair, The Advocates’ Society Conference, January 30, 2015)
  • “Straight from the Bench” (Guest Speaker, Middlesex Law Association Conference, London, May 28, 2014)
  • “When are Structures Mandatory”, (Presenter and Panel member, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association 2014 Spring Conference, May 30, 2014)
  • “Forget the 6 Pack, You need a full 2-4 to work with these ABS”, (Co-Chair, Canadian Defence Lawyers 5th Annual Accident Benefits Joint Symposium, April 10, 2014)
  • “Accident Benefits: The Latest Law and the Future of FSCO”, (Panel member, Osgoode Hall Law School Conference, March 28, 2014)
  • “Tricks of the Trade 2014 In Pursuit of Excellence: Practical Tools to Enhance Your Practice” (Co-chair, The Advocates’ Society Conference, January 24, 2014)
  • “Best Practices for Infant Settlement Motions” (Presenter, Colloquium 2013, Sudbury District Law Association, October 18, 2013)
  • “SETTLED!: Sowing the Seeds for Settlement” (Participant, Helping your client through the Settlement Process: Managing client expectations, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, May 30-31, 2013)
  • “The Osgoode Certificate in Personal Injury Law & Practice” (Participant, Client Management, Osgoode Hall Law School Conference, April 3, 2013)
  • “Tricks of the Trade 2013 Staying Ahead of the Curve: Latest Updates, Critical Case Law and New Practical Tips” (Co-chair, The Advocates’ Society Conference, January 22, 2013)
  • “Appeals in the Personal Injury Context” (Presenter, Sixth Annual Personal Injury Conference, December 5, 2012)
  • Instructor for The Advocates’ Society National Expert Witness Academy (April 30, 2012)
  • “Tricks of the Trade 2012 Winning The Serious Case: Practical Strategies, Updates and Tips” (Co-chair, The Advocates’ Society Conference, January 27, 2012)
  • “The Short Course on Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Claims: The Science, the Law, the Strategies” (Participant, Demonstration Examination/Cross Examination of an Expert in a Chronic Pain Case, Osgoode Hall, November 24-25, 2011)
  • “7th Annual Update Personal Injury Law and Practice” (Speaker, Osgoode Hall Law School Conference, September 28, 2011)
  • “We’ve Got Your Back!” (Mentor, The Advocates’ Society 2011 Mentoring Dinner, London, June 6, 2011)
  • “Emerging trends in Ontario’s accident benefits” (The Lawyers Weekly, April 29, 2011)
  • “The Law of Expert Evidence: What Every Prospective Expert Witness Needs to Know” (Presenter, The Advocates’ Society’s National Expert Witness Academy, Toronto, April 28- 30, 2011)
  • “99 Problems but a PAF ain’t one” (Guest Speaker, Canadian Defence Lawyers 2nd Annual Accident Benefits Joint Defence & Plaintiff Seminar, Toronto, April 8, 2011)
  • “Straight from the Bench” (Guest Speaker, Middlesex Law Association Conference, London, April 21 & 22, 2010)
  • “Accident Benefits: How to Win Your AB Case from Start to Finish” (Guest Speaker, Canadian Defence Lawyers Conference, Toronto, April 15, 2010)
  • “Cross-examination: Winning Techniques Used by Skilled Cross-Examiners” (Instructor, The Advocates’ Society Workshop, March 4, 2010)
  • “CAT Claims: Current Developments & Trendspotting” (Guest Speaker, The Canadian Institute’s 8th Annual Forum on Personal Injury Settlements, January 25-26, 2010)

Education

  • Admitted to the Ontario Bar (1994)
  • Bachelor of Laws, The University of Western Ontario (1992)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Trent University (1989)

Complementary Areas of Practice

  • Appeals
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