Claire Walker is a senior litigation lawyer and a founding partner of MMW. Over her twenty-five years of litigating insurance cases, Claire has cultivated experience resolving many kinds of disputes. Today, Claire’s practice focuses on the defence of municipal liability cases and large exposure personal injury cases. Clients appreciate Claire’s thorough analyses, her knack for assessing damages, and her well-crafted reports. Claire believes in formulating a comprehensive litigation plan and a realistic budget at the outset of each new engagement so clients understand the risks they face, key issues that must be tackled, and the path to achieving the best possible result. Claire is known for her network of expert witnesses, which she brings to bear on the many complex issues that confront clients managing large loss litigation.
A mother of two busy teenagers, Claire is also an accomplished equestrian and riding instructor. Her love of horses and of country living have led to interesting engagements in legal matters relating to horseback riding accidents and commercial disputes arising within the equestrian industry.
Insurance defence litigation; bad faith and punitive damage litigation; coverage; occupiers’ liability; serious personal injury; product liability (specializing in agricultural and veterinary products); professional negligence (specializing in claims against veterinarians and equestrian coaches), property and fire claims, sports and recreation liability (horse riding accident claims); subrogation; tavern and social host liability.
LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1993
Honours B.A., Glendon College, York University (Economics)