December 31, 2020
Associate Announcement – December 2020
We are pleased to announce that over the last year, we were fortunate to add new lawyers across all offices. These lawyers bring with them a wealth of experience and knowledge in litigation and the insurance industry.
Jason Arcuri, Toronto
Since his call to the Ontario Bar in 2008, Jason has practiced exclusively in insurance law. He has worked with various insurance clients and has experience with a wide variety of claims, with a particular emphasis in defending commercial general liability, professional liability and coverage claims. He takes pride in being a trusted advisor, providing practical risk-based solutions for all clients.
Jason has appeared before all levels of Court in Ontario, as well as before various tribunals. He has also appeared as counsel at multiple jury and non-jury trials.
Prior to joining Dolden Wallace Folick LLP, Jason was a partner at prominent insurance litigation firms in Toronto. He earned his LLB from the University of Ottawa in 2007.
Peter Cross, Vancouver
Peter joined Dolden Wallace Folick LLP’s Vancouver office after spending several years abroad in the United Kingdom. He worked for the UK tax authority in fraud and tax litigation and is also a qualified English and Welsh solicitor.
Peter articled at a well known insurance defence firm in Vancouver and then worked in a highly ranked Vancouver insurance defence firm for several years.
He has experience in the areas of bodily injury claims, occupiers’ liability, professional negligence, subrogation, liquor liability and strata disputes. Peter has represented clients before the British Columbia Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, and the British Columbia Provincial Court.
Outside of work peter enjoys hiking in the coast mountains with his English rescue dog.
John Devlin, Alberta
John Devlin is an associate in Dolden Wallace Folick LLP’s Calgary office. He is a skilled litigator with extensive experience prosecuting and defending construction and engineering claims, as well as contract claims, shareholder disputes, and other matters. Prior to joining Dolden, John practiced general commercial litigation at a national firm, and before that for a litigation boutique in Calgary. He has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta.
John was called to both the Ontario Bar and the Alberta Bar in 2012 after completing his articles at the Federal Court in Ottawa, where he served as law clerk to the Honourable Dolores Hansen, a judge of the Court and member of the Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organization. Subsequently, he attended Harvard Law School as a US-Canada Fulbright Student, graduating with an LLM in 2014.
Outside the office, John was once a very avid reader and video gamer, but of late devotes the bulk of his free time to chasing his two young sons around at playgrounds and similar venues.
Janice Finney, Toronto
Janice joined Dolden Wallace Folick LLP as an associate in March 2020, after practicing with a boutique insurance litigation firm in Toronto.
Janice’s practice areas include occupier’s liability, hospitality and liquor liability, sports and recreation liability, professional liability, and litigation involving property damage.
Janice received her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from York University and her Juris Doctor, with distinction, from the University of Ottawa in 2018. While in law school, Janice was actively involved with the Women’s Legal Mentorship Program and worked as a caseworker with the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic.
In her spare time, Janice enjoys cooking, wine tasting and playing board games.
Ben Flanagan, Vancouver
Ben has defended insurers and self-insured organizations his entire career. He has been called to the bar in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.
Ben has been appointed lead counsel in a vast array of subject areas including construction cases, privacy and freedom of information disputes, commercial host/occupier’s liability, professional negligence, fraud and complex bodily injury cases.
Ben prefers to be on his feet and is passionate about effective courtroom advocacy. He has been an invited guest lecturer at his alma mater, the University of Alberta, and he frequently presents to industry on civil litigation topics. He has also served as a judge for law school moots.
Elie Goldberg, Toronto
Elie was called to the Ontario Bar in 2011 and practiced at a prominent insurance defence firm before joining Dolden Wallace Folick LLP. He has a broad range of experience defending insurers, self-insured entities, and multinational corporations in a variety of tort litigation.
Elie received his Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto, in 2010, and his BSc from Yeshiva University in New York City, where he was awarded the Dean’s Award in finance upon graduation.
When not at the (home) office, Elie enjoys playing and following all sports, going on outdoor excursions with his kids, and testing his amateur cooking skills on them.
Raminder Hayre, Vancouver
Raminder is a commercial litigator that joined our firm after practicing in the breach and coverage department in a well-known regional firm. She covered bad faith claims, as well as arson, forfeiture, and general misrepresentation files. She was involved in the handling of two staged-accident ring trials in the British Columbia Supreme Court. She has appeared before the British Columbia Supreme Court and Provincial Court. Prior to becoming a lawyer, she obtained her Masters in Business which focused on international relations, marketing, and finance.
Raminder is heavily involved with volunteering in the legal community, including in her role serving as the Equality and Diversity Representative of the Canadian Bar Association British Columbia Branch Board of Directors.
Outside of work, Raminder enjoys cooking and reading. She grew up as a competitive dancer.
Dawson Horning, Alberta
Dawson began his career as a general practitioner in Sherwood Park, Alberta. He has a wide range of experience as a litigator and solicitor including in construction disputes, personal injury defence, and product liability.
Prior to joining the firm, Dawson obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Alberta and worked in the construction industry as a plumber and gas fitter. Dawson uses his real-world experience to find cost-effective solutions for his clients.
When not working, Dawson enjoys hockey, golf, camping and fishing.
Daniel Kostovic-Levi, Vancouver
Prior to joining Dolden Wallace Folick LLP in 2020, Daniel practiced insurance defence at a boutique litigation firm in Vancouver. Daniel has appeared before all levels of court in British Columbia.
Daniel received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia and his Juris Doctor from Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. He was called to the British Columbia bar in 2018.
Outside of practicing law, Daniel enjoys playing volleyball, swimming and is an avid soccer fan.
Sharu Ratnajothy, Toronto
Sharu joined Dolden Wallace Folick LLP’s Toronto office in December of 2020. Prior to joining the firm, Sharu worked as in-house legal counsel at a major Canadian insurance company following her call to the Ontario Bar in 2019. In this role, she maintained and managed independent carriage of property damage matters and complex personal injury matters. Sharu has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Small Claims Court, the Licence Appeal Tribunal, and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.
Sharu obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Guelph and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Manitoba. Throughout law school, Sharu participated in numerous oral advocacy competitions including the Canadian National Negotiation Competition and the Hockey Arbitration Competition of Canada.
Sharu’s practice areas include occupiers’ liability, liquor liability, sports and recreational liability, commercial general liability, and property damage.
Cayleigh Schiff, Vancouver
Cayleigh has experience in practice areas including occupiers’ liability, personal injury, product liability, property damage, strata disputes, and human rights disputes.
Cayleigh received her BA from the University of British Columbia and her JD from the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. At law school, Cayleigh was the Vice President of the Allard Law Women’s Caucus, presented legal workshops to high school students through the Legal Education and Outreach program and worked as a research assistant. Cayleigh competed in the 2018 Peter Burns Moot where she participated in a competitive mock trial and underwent intensive training and preparation in trial advocacy.
Balraj Sihota, Toronto
Balraj joined Dolden Wallace Folick LLP’s Toronto office as an associate in November 2020, having qualified to the Ontario bar in June 2020. Balraj will be practicing in all of the firm’s main practice areas.
Prior to joining Dolden Wallace Folick LLP, in 2010 Balraj qualified as a Solicitor of the supreme Court in England and Wales, UK and worked with global insurance firm Kennedys Law LLP from 2013. His primary area of practice was as a medical malpractice lawyer and his caseload included compromised baby, amputee, maximum severity neurological injury and fatal claims. Balraj advocated before Masters and Judges in the High Court of Justice as well as local county courts.
At home, Balraj usually enjoys watching his beloved Arsenal Football Club but at present this does not provide the same excitement as historically was once the case. Fortunately, his (almost) 1 year old daughter keeps him fully occupied.
Brock Turville, Toronto
Brock joined Dolden Wallace Folick LLP as an associate after summering and articling at a prominent boutique litigation firm in Toronto. Brock’s practice areas include occupiers’ liability, liquor liability, sports and recreational liability, product liability, property, construction, and motor vehicle accidents.
Brock graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2015 and obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa in 2019. While in law school, Brock volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada to provide legal referral services to individuals with disabilities. He also sought out and completed internships with Community Legal Education Ontario and a sports law organization.
Brock is fluent in German and has travelled in five continents.
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