We are a litigation boutique with a broad range of expertise and experience. We are routinely involved in Canada's highest profile cases, whether complex commercial litigation or class actions, professional discipline or labour disputes. We are trusted to manage the most sensitive legal issues facing businesses of every size, individuals, labour unions, professional regulatory bodies, academic institutions, and public interest organizations. We are devoted to excellence in advocacy in every area of our practice.
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Our specialized Class Action group is experienced both in prosecuting and defending class proceedings.
The Class Action group is a team of talented lawyers and support staff, with recognized expertise in prosecuting and defending class actions, who devote a significant portion of their practices to this complicated and specialized form of litigation. Acting as class counsel on some cases, and as defence counsel on others gives the Class Action group unique strategic insight in an area where most firms typically represent only one side or the other.
First and foremost, we are committed to excellence in advocacy. Although a number of the lawyers at Paliare Roland concentrate their practice in specific areas of litigation, no one is required to do so. The firm's culture is rooted firmly in the belief that a good litigator is able to do virtually any type of case. Consequently, the ability to advocate on behalf of a client -- any client -- is the primary skill we look for in a lawyer.
Linda Rothstein is known for her probing cross-examinations but also for her strategic advice and behind-the-scenes counsel work on high stakes cases.
She is frequently employed by law firms to resolve sensitive internal partnership disputes, as class counsel in complex class actions and by provincial regulators in professional misconduct proceedings. Her high profile work as Commission Counsel to the Inquiry into Pediatric Forensic Pathology, counsel to the City of Toronto in the Computer Leasing Inquiry and lead counsel to the Motherisk Hair Analysis Review have cemented her reputation as one of Ontario’s leading advocates.
Linda is a much sought after speaker on a wide range of topics in civil litigation, trial advocacy, professional regulation and liability, and employment law and human rights for various continuing education organizations including the Law Society of Upper Canada, Canadian Bar Association of Ontario, the Canadian Institute, Infonex, University of Toronto – Faculty of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, Queen’s University and the Advocates’ Society.
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