Bruce Cook is a partner at Hughes Amys LLP, practicing in the Hamilton office. He has over ten years experience actively defending matters on behalf of insurers.
Called to the Ontario bar in 2000, Bruce graduated from the University of Manitoba Law School in 1998 and obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto in 1994.
Bruce practices insurance defence litigation. He primarily acts for insurers and their insureds in motor vehicle accident claims, accident benefits claims, uninsured and underinsured motorist , life and disability claims and slip and falls. He also provides coverage opinions.
Bruce has a particular interest in extra-contractual cases and tavern liability cases.
Bruce is a member of the Hamilton Law Association, the Advocates Society, the Medical Legal Society, the Canadian Defence Lawyers and the Ontario Bar Association and the Hamilton Lawyers Club.
Bruce regularly speaks at seminars and presents papers. Some recent presentations have included:
The New Rules for Nerds Hamilton Law Association and OIAA (Hamilton Chapter), 23nd Annual Joint Insurance Seminar, December 10, 2009
Hamilton Law Association OIAA (Hamilton Chapter), 22nd Annual Joint Insurance Seminar, November 6, 2008, Co-Host
Surveillance: Production And Privilege - Canadian Defence Lawyers, Boot Camp for Law Clerks Phase II, March 26, 2008
Section 258 of the Insurance Act - A Refresher on Absolute Liability and The Insurer as Statutory Third Party - the 21st Annual Joint Insurance Seminar - Hamilton Law Association and the Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association (Hamilton Chapter), October 24, 2007
Top 10 AB Cases from 2006 - Ontario Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, Hot Topics in Motor Vehicle Insurance 2006, November 13, 2006
Trial Preparation Checklist - Law Society of Upper Canada, 6th Annual Civil Litigation for Law Clerks, Beyond the Basics, October 24, 2006
Current Issues In Civil Procedure - Law Society of Upper Canada and Ontario Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Conference and Expo, May 12, 2006
Civil Court Procedures for Articling Students and Young Lawyers - Hamilton Law Association 2001 and 2002.