Elizabeth Grace, a partner with Lerners LLP in Toronto, practises civil litigation with a focus on personal injury, professional regulation, insurance defence and health law.
Ms. Grace was called to the Ontario Bar in 1995 after receiving her Master of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1993.
Her work in personal injury law focuses on claims arising out of sexual and physical abuse.
Ms. Grace’s experience also extends to discrimination and harassment claims, professional negligence, health and employment-related matters, and commercial disputes.
She has acted in a number of significant cases, including various multi-party claims arising from historical childhood sexual abuse on behalf of plaintiff victims, including aboriginal claimants, a multi-party and complex class action aboriginal land claim in Lambton County, Ontario on behalf of the First Nation plaintiff, and the public inquiry into water safety in Walkerton, On. on behalf of the Medical Officer of Health.
Ms. Grace has represented a variety of clients including corporations (large and small), insurers, governments, First Nations, public entities such as school boards and Children's Aid societies, religious organizations and educational facilities.
She has represented clients before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, the Supreme Court of Canada, commissions of inquiry, coroner's inquests and various administrative tribunals.