Lena Vartanian

Lena Vartanian

Lena practices insurance defence in the areas of commercial property and casualty, commercial host liability, personal injury, occupiers’ liability, motor vehicle accidents, general insurance matters, and general civil litigation. Lena also has experience with complex subrogated actions within the oil, gas, and energy industries and has worked in the defence of the various professionals and related trades in the construction sector. Lena has also represented property managers and commercial property owners in actions commenced by tenants and third parties.

Lena has conducted trials on behalf of various insurers in coverage litigation related to policy interpretation and also has experience with claims related to construction deficiencies involving home warranty insurers and municipalities, including issues related to the ingress of water and waste and structural deficiencies.

Prior to joining Dolden Wallace Folick, Lena articled and practiced at an insurance defence boutique in Toronto that specialized in the defence of municipalities and commercial venues on liability related to personal injury, property damage and coverage issues.

Lena holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology with Distinction from York University. Lena received her Juris Doctor degree from Osgoode Hall School.

Prior to attending law school, Lena was the Executive Director of the Court Volunteer Agency, and also worked in Compliance at one of the largest international generic pharmaceutical companies.

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2013
  • Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada


Barr v. Mainstay Housing (The Supportive Housing Coalition of Metropolitan Toronto) 2017 HRTO 887 (CanLII)


Lena Vartanian's practice areas include:


Personal Injury

Occupiers’ Liability

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