Maia Bent, partner and personal injury lawyer with Lerners LLP, is also past-president of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) and a Skills Instructor with The Advocates’ Society.
Based in London, Ont., she was called to the Bar of the Law Society of Ontario in 1998, after receiving her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta in 1989 and her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario in 1996.
She specializes in plaintiff work, primarily serious personal injury, wrongful death and disability cases, fatality, and insurance cases for adults, children and their families.
Ms. Bent, who joined Lerners in 1998 and was named partner in 2005, has received several awards, including certification as a specialist in civil litigation by the Law Society of Ontario, named to 2014-2016 Best Lawyers in Canada for personal injury litigation, consistently recognized in the area of personal injury by Lexpert, named Professional of the Year by the Ontario Brain Injury Association in 2012, and honoured with the Women’s Caucus Award by the OTLA.
She is past-president of the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Southwestern Ontario and the Sarnia Brain Injury Association.
Ms. Bent is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Middlesex Law Association, The Advocates’ Society and the Brain Injury Association of London and Region.