Jarvis Scott joined the firm in 1986 upon his call to the Bar. He has been a partner since 1988.
Jarvis practises exclusively in the area of insurance litigation. His practice includes defending claims for personal injury, claims for first-party benefits and claims involving professional errors and omissions. In recent years he has been very involved in acting for insurers facing claims for statutory accident benefits. He has appeared before all levels of Courts in Ontario and various administrative tribunals. He also has actively represented defendants’ interests in numerous private mediations.
He has delivered papers and spoken frequently at professional seminars on topics that have included: Subrogation – Strategies for Recovering Disability Dollars, Demonstrative Evidence From the Defence Perspective, Use of Surveillance, Defending the Examiner, Real Estate Brokers Errors and Omissions, and Insurance Brokers Errors and Omissions.
Jarvis has also lectured on tavern liability, social host liability, sexual abuse claims, duty to defend and chronic pain and diminished economic capacity.
Jarvis is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Hamilton Medical-Legal Society, the Canadian Bar Association (Member of Insurance Law Section), the Canadian Bar Association (Member of Alternative Dispute Resolution Section), the Canadian Defence Lawyers, the Defence Research Institute, the Hamilton Law Association, the Association of Ski Area Defence Attorneys and the Advocates’ Society.
Jarvis has an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School.