Mary A. Teal was called to the Bar in 1988. She joined the firm in 1992 and has been a partner since 2002.
Mary practises civil litigation with an emphasis on insurance matters. Her practice includes defending claims involving personal injury, product liability, professional errors and omissions, occupiers’ liability, general negligence claims and mortgage enforcement. Before joining the firm, Mary practised in the area of medical malpractice, defending hospitals and advising on corporate governance issues. She also has experience in corporate commercial law and real estate development.
She has appeared before the Ontario Courts and the Ontario Court of Appeal and has participated in numerous private mediations.
Mary has written a number of articles and has spoken at seminars on a variety of legal topics, including most recently, amendments to the Insurance Act pursuant to Bill 198, the Occupiers’ Liability Act and the conduct of a civil action.
She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association (Member of Insurance Law Section), the Hamilton Law Association, the Canadian Defence Lawyers, the Defence Research Institute and the Hamilton Medical-Legal Society.
Mary has an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School and a B.A. from the University of Toronto.