George was called to the Bar in 1982 and has practiced primarily in the area of civil litigation throughout his career. He received a degree in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo and is a graduate of Queen’s University Law School in Kingston, Ontario, winning prizes in contracts law and mediations and arbitrations. George heads our insurance defence group. He has been certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in Civil Litigation, and has been an instructor of Civil Litigation at the Bar Admission Course in Toronto.
Although the focus of George’s practice is in the areas of personal injury, insurance defence and related areas, he also has extensive experience and expertise in commercial litigation, employment law and wrongful dismissal, injunctions and equitable relief, real estate litigation, estates litigation and a wide variety of other civil litigation. George also has extensive training and experience in mediations and alternative dispute resolution.
George has appeared before many different courts and tribunals in Ontario, including the Federal Court of Canada, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board, the Ontario Municipal Board, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario and the CPP Review Tribunal. Cases in which George has been counsel have been reported in the Ontario Reports, the Canadian Bankruptcy Reports, Carswell Practice Cases, the Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure and other trade and business publications.
George has extensive experience with appeals of interlocutory and final orders at all levels of the courts including the Ontario Superior Court, Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal, as well as appeals before the Financial Services Commission and appeals of arbitration orders.
Among his professional affiliations, George is a member of the Toronto Lawyers Association, the Law Society of Ontario, the Advocates Society, the Canadian Defence Lawyers Association and the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto.
Apparent conflict of interest existed: ruling - George Frank was interviewed by Law Times.