Personal Injury & disability Lawyer
Robert Besunder has focused his practice on insurance and personal injury litigation, with an emphasis on motor vehicle and medical malpractice cases, and with experience in representing both injured claimants and insurers
Robert has represented his clients before all levels of courts in Ontario, and has appeared numerous times before various tribunals including the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, the Pension Appeals Board, the Ontario Municipal Board, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, the Ontario Human Rights Commission, Coroner’s Inquests and the Ontario Labour Relations Board.
Robert has a particular interest in legal research and writing, and was co-editor and contributor for a monthly newsletter, The O.I.C. Update, published by the firm in 1994 and 1995. He has recently contributed a chapter concerning practice before the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board for the Personal Injury Practice Manual, published by LexisNexis Canada.
Robert was called to the bar in Ontario in 1991. He has been with the firm since 1989, following his graduation from McGill University’s Faculty of Law. Prior to that, Robert obtained his Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Toronto in 1986.
Robert is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Toronto Lawyers Association, the Canadian Bar Association and the Advocates’ Society.
In March 2006, Robert was appointed as a Deputy Judge of the Small Claims Court, a division of the Superior Court of Justice, for the Central East Region.
Robert and his family live in Toronto.