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Jennifer M. Malchuk


"Common Sense. Results."
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Jennifer works in our Hamilton office and practices exclusively in the area of insurance litigation. Her practice includes defending claims involving personal injury, occupiers’ liability, product liability, professional errors and omissions, statutory accident benefits and general negligence claims.  Jennifer has spent her entire career in the practice of insurance defence, both in private practice and as in house litigation counsel to a major insurer.

Jennifer is a member of the Hamilton Law Association, Canadian Defence Lawyers, the Advocates’ Society, Hamilton Medical-Legal Society and the Ontario Bar Association. She attends conferences regularly and provides information sessions and seminars for insurance clients.


  • Called to the Bar in Ontario in 1999
  • University of Windsor, LLB, 1997
  • Lakehead University, MA candidate (Sociology), 1994
  • University of Waterloo, B.A., 1992
  • University of Waterloo, B.Sc., 1991


  • Hamilton Law Association
  • Canadian Defence Lawyers
  • Advocates’ Society
  • Hamilton Medical-Legal Society
  • Ontario Bar Association



George v. Thach

2007 CarswellOnt 1339

Papers & Publications


Issue 5 - "Creeping" Up on Plaintiffs: The Use of Facebook Litigation

The prevalence of social networking sites in today's society makes it imperative to have some familiarity with them and their implications to the defence of personal injury actions.

Publications of Note

  • The Use of Facebook in Personal Injury Litigation – Claims Canada Magazine, January/February 2010 edition
  • Lump Sum Settlements of LTD Benefits and Double Dipping Under Ontario SABS:  Now Acceptable Behaviour? – Claims Canada Magazine, August/September 2008 edition

Presentations of Note

  • Threshold Overview & Current Trends – Client presentation (2014)
  • Privacy Issues, Facebook Disclosure & Invasion of Privacy – Client presentation (2012)
  • Fatal Accident Claims – Who Can Claim Damages Under the Family Law Act – Paper presented at client seminars (2011)
  • Changes to Monetary Jurisdiction (Simplified Rules and Small Claims Court) – Paper presented at client seminars (2010)
  • Speaker, CDL's 2nd Annual Accident Benefits Program:  It's in the Details – Facing Up to Facebook, October 8, 2009
  •  “Creeping” up on Plaintiffs:  The Use of Facebook in Litigation, 2009, 2012 – Paper presented at client seminars
  • Personal Injury Damages Evaluation Panel - Presentation of a Quick Answer from the Caselaw – the 22nd Annual Joint Insurance Seminar - Hamilton Law Association and the Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association (Hamilton Chapter), November 8, 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
  • Sports Liability – the 18th Annual Joint Insurance Seminar – the Hamilton Law Association and the Ontario insurance Adjusters Association (Hamilton Chapter) – October 6, 2004



Paper on Notable Tort Cases of 2017 co-authored in part by Hughes Amys' Jennifer Malchuk and Laura Dickson

Congratulations to our Jennifer Malchuk who was among the well-received presenters on November 30th, 2017 to the 17th Annual Advocacy Conference of the Hamilton Law Association, discussing Notable Tort Cases of 2017. Our Laura Dickson assisted Je......

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