Jennifer Lyn Egsgard

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Address: 5700-100 King St W, Toronto, ON, M5X 1C7
Lawyer Firm: Sills Egsgard LLP and Egsgard Mediation
Phone: (647) 799-1028

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Areas of Practice
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Civil Litigation

Jennifer mediates civil court cases including contract, commercial, insurance, employment, personal injury, product liability and other disputes with Egsgard Mediation (

She completed the Harvard Negotiation Institute program “Mediating Disputes”, an executive education course at Harvard Law School. Jennifer is regularly invited to speak on issues such as multi-party mediation strategy, mediation in real estate disputes, and advocacy in mediation by various organizations including the Ontario Bar Association and private law firms. Jennifer participates in the International Academy of Mediators’ Mentorship Program and co-ordinates their monthly web-based professional development seminars. She has coached mediation to law students on a pro bono basis at Small Claims Courts and was hired to provide training to mediators at the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services. Jennifer is an executive member of the Ontario Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, and chairs a joint Ontario Bar Association committee considering the merits of expanding mandatory mediation throughout Ontario.

Jennifer’s legal career has included over five years practising civil litigation at Fasken, one of Canada’s largest law firms, where she was Vice-Chair of the ADR Practice Group, and six years running her own practice. She has acted as counsel for both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of dual and multi-party cases including claims involving negligence, product liability, breach of contract, trademark, wrongful dismissal, personal injury, unjust enrichment, nuisance, defamation, occupier’s liability, negligent and fraudulent misrepresentation, landlord/tenant disputes, procurement challenges, director’s liability, estates, liability for environmental contamination, quasi-criminal environmental defence, private international law, refugee law, immigration detention and appeals, international trade and energy law. She has also provided advice and been invited to speak concerning foreign anti-corruption compliance and developing corporate social responsibility norms.

The cases on which Jennifer has worked involve a broad range of industries including real estate, energy, insurance, technology, advertising, hospitality, entertainment, sports, transportation including railway, food products, construction, mining, not for profit, retail and manufacturing, including automotive and automotive part manufacturing.

She has been a speaker at American Bar Association, Canadian Corporate Counsel Association and Ontario Bar Association events.

Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Ottawa Law School and studied abroad on scholarship at George Washington University Law School in Washington DC. She received her undergraduate degree (with Honours) from the University of Guelph, with a semester completed at the University of Rajasthan in Jaipur, India.

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