Mouna Hanna has been practicing insurance defense litigation since her call to the Ontario Bar in 2012. Prior to joining Dolden Wallace Folick LLP in 2017, Mouna practiced at an insurance defense litigation boutique where she represented both domestic and foreign insurers. She also served as lead counsel on a number of projects targeted to defend against fraudulent claims, and worked with her clients to develop strategic responses to future related claims. Mouna routinely represents her clients at the Superior Court of Justice and before administrative Tribunals. She is also the current Chair of the Young Lawyers Committee of the Canadian Defence Lawyers Association.
Mouna graduated from the University of Ottawa with her law degree in 2011. Prior to law school, she obtained her Bachelor of Arts (French Language and Literature and Psychology) from Western University in London, Ontario in 2008. While in law school, Mouna proudly co-published one of the first academic articles on the legal implications of teen “sexting”, privacy and cyberbullying in the Canadian Journal of Women in the Law.
Mouna has gained significant experience in the following areas:
Cyber Liability and Privacy Law
Mouna is a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) designated through the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Mouna’s practice includes advising companies on the development of their privacy policies under PIPEDA, acting as breach coach and defending insureds in privacy litigation.
Complex Personal Injury and Occupiers’ Liability
Mouna has defended several claims involving complex personal injury arising from slip and falls and motor vehicle accidents. She has represented owners, subcontractors and winter maintenance companies.
Mouna has represented several bars, taverns, and nightclubs and has defended against claims involving allegations of over-service and assault, and forcible ejection.
Defence of Medi-Spa Practitioners
Mouna has a wide array of experience defending claims involving nail salons, estheticians, laser hair removal technicians and massage therapists.
Sports and Recreation
Mouna has represented fitness studios, gyms, athletic trainers, rock climbing facilities and martial arts studios, and has a great deal of experience dealing with waivers of liability and their complexities.
Mouna has acted as defence counsel in claims arising out of faulty workmanship, electrical fires, water leakage and oil spills. She was also successful at a 4 day Small Claims Court Trial dealing with allegations of negligent repair of a vehicle following a motor vehicle accident.
Professional and Community Involvement
• Law Society of Upper Canada (2012)
• Canadian Defence Lawyers – Chair of the Young Lawyers Committee and a member of the Coverage Committee
• Toronto Lawyers Association
• Advocates Society
• Ontario Bar Association
Papers and Presentations
• Speaker – “Cannabis Legalization & Manitoba Hoteliers’ Duty of Care”, Manitoba Hotel Association Convention, October 22, 2018
• Speaker – “What Claim Professionals need to know about Bill C-45 Cannabis Act” – Property & Casualty Perspective, CIAA Canadian Claims Summit, August 28, 2018
• Chair & Speaker – “Bill C-45 (Cannabis Act): Impact on Insurance Issues”, Canadian Defence Lawyers, July 24, 2018
• Speaker – The Impact of Marijuana Legalization on Property/Residential Tenancies, Product Liability and D&O Insurance, CDL/CIAA/CICMA Roundtable Discussion, February 6, 2018
• Chair – “Winter Is Coming – Time to Brush Up on Icy Sidewalk Cases”, Canadian Defence Lawyers, December 12, 2017
• “Defending Major Personal Injury Losses”, Xchanging, Lloyd’s of London, April, 2017
• Chair – “Annual Boot Camp for New Defence Lawyers”, Canadian Defence Lawyers, September, 2016
• Chair – “Arguing Contested Motions: How to Effectively and Properly Argue Contested Motions”, May, 2016
• Chair – “Municipal Liability: Fordham v. Dutton-Dunwich”, 2014 ONCA 891, January, 2015
• “How Can Building Owners/Managers Avoid Slip, Trip and Fall Claims?”, GTA & Beyond: Canadian Property Management, Vol. 22 No. 7, 2015
• Monico v. State Farm, 2015 ONSC 2697 (summary judgment)
• Gill v. Notra, 2014 ONSC 967 (determination of an issue before Trial)
• Sadozai and State Farm, FSCO Appeal P-16-00002 (2017)
• Husein & Husein and State Farm, FSCO Appeal P16-00060 (2017)
• Khan and Certas, FSCO A15-007741 (2017)
• Chen and State Farm, FSCO A13-003892 (2016)
• Jing and State Farm, FSCO A12-005871 & A12-005862 (2016)
• Husein & Husein and State Farm, FSCO A13-003432 & A13-003429 (2016)
• Jackson and State Farm, FSCO A14-002204 & A14-002324 (2016)
• Murillo and State Farm, FSCO A14-006098 (2015)
• Lee & Lee and State Farm, FSCO A14-003366 and A14-003367 (2015)
• Geng and State Farm, FSCO A11-003374 (2013)