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Bay Adelaide Centre
East Tower
22 Adelaide St W
Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 4E3
Phone: (416) 367-6063 ext. 16063


Tamara has a multi-disciplinary civil litigation practice, which includes the defence of third-party automobile and commercial general liability claims. She advises and represents insurers on:

  • statutory accident benefit matters, with a focus on catastrophic injury claims
  • casualty and property matters, including third-party motor vehicle claims and occupiers' liability claims
  • disability claim matters, including interpretation of disability contracts

Her practice includes the defence of municipal liability and disability insurance claims and advising on claims against municipalities involving maintenance and design of roadways and sidewalks.

She also advises insurance and municipal clients on a matters including statutory interpretation (i.e., Municipal Act, City of Toronto Act, Negligence Act, Insurance Act and Limitations Act). Tamara is chair of BLG's Diversity and Inclusion Council.

  • Thiruchelvam and ACE/INA, FSCO A14-00619, December 18, 2017 - Arbitration matter involving an application for statutory accident benefits arising from a pedestrian/motor vehicle accident. Dismissed in its entirety.
Insights & Events
  • Identification of hazard not required to defeat summary judgment in accident claims
  • Addressing Systemic Racism in Corporate Culture
  • The Sensor: Highlights of the connected and autonomous vehicles report by ICTC and CAVCOE
  • Under-insured driver entitled to deduct third party’s insurance limits
  • Summary judgment denied in child injury claim against amusement park
  • BLG Podcast
  • Quoted, “Today’s data-collection fuels the automated urban transport of tomorrow,” The Globe and Mail, February 20, 2019.
  • Speaker, Globe and Mail Drive Mobility Summit
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Court Denies Summary Judgment To Defendant Driver With Right-Of-Way
  • Moderator, Women in Litigation Toronto Forum
  • The Sensor: Managing Cybersecurity Risks of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
  • Speaker, Cyber hacking and its threat to successfully progressing towards fully autonomously driving vehicles, The Transatlantic Dialogue Initiative
  • Moderator, Cybersecurity for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: Steering Clear of Hackers
Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS)
  • Vice-chair, American Bar Association, TIPS: Litigation and Trial Practice, Cybersecurity, Automobile Litigation and Women Trial Lawyers
  • Member, Canadian Defence Lawyer's Association
  • Member, Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • School coordinator, BLG Reads to Kids Program

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2000
  • LLB, University of Manitoba, 1998
  • BA, University of Alberta, 1992