Currently alive, at 56 years of age.
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Peter Boeckle is a Toronto personal injury lawyer with the Toronto-based law practise,Will Davidson LLP. Peter is recognized by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Civil Litigation.
Peter Boeckle is a graduate of the University of Toronto Law School. He articled with Will Davidson LLP, and in 1970 he began his practice. In 1975, Peter became a partner in the law firm. From 1988 – 2000 he was the Managing Partner. Since 2006, he has been Counsel to Will Davidson LLP. Peter marked 40 years of practicing law in 2010.
Peter Boeckle is a frequent contributor to legal publications and often speaks at conferences and other educational forums. He also takes prominent leadership roles in legal and community organizations.
NOTABLE LEGAL CASES
Peter has been retained on high profile class actions. Notable cases include the defence of the Canadian Red Cross in the 1990’s in what was termed by the media as Canada’s greatest public health disaster. Peter successfully defeated certification in one of the first class action certification motions in Canada (Sutherland v. Canadian Red Cross Society). The tort litigation arising from these tainted blood cases resulted in two, year long trials, Robb Estate and Walker Estate, the latter of which was ultimately appealed and argued before the Supreme Court of Canada and is one of the leading cases on the law of causation.
More recently, when an outbreak of e. coli struck a Harvey’s Franchise in North Bay, Peter was retained to defend the franchise from the claims of the injured patrons. In 2010, Peter successfully defended an electrical contractor in a multi million dollar fire loss which included a class proceeding in a 3 month trial.
The National Post has frequently recognized Peter as one of Canada’s Best Insurance Lawyers
About Will Davidson LLP
Will Davidson LLP dates back to 1924 when E. A. Richardson joined T. N. Phelan in the practice of law, and opened Phelan Richardson. For more than 80 years the firm has specialized in personal injury, property and insurance related claims on behalf of individuals and insurers. Will Davidson LLP is represented on the Boards of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice and the Canadian Defence Lawyers.
Will Davidson LLP offers representation for the following claim areas: Motor vehicle accident, Catastrophic, Wrongful death, Defective product, Disability insurance, Medical malpractice, Slip and fall, Bad faith insurance, Fire loss, Nursing home, Serious personal injury claims, Brain injury claims, Asbestos, Class actions, Estate litigation, Property damage claims, as well as Class action defence, Appeals, Coverage opinions, Accident benefits, and Subrogation services.Will Davidson LLP also offers mediation services.
Will Davidson LLP has 6 offices, including Toronto, Oakville, Huntsville, Midland, Lindsay and Orillia. Will Davidson LLP offers services throughout Southern and Central Ontario. Currently, half of the firm lawyers practise insurance defence litigation and the other half are plaintiff’s personal injury lawyers.
220 Bay Street, Suite 1400
Toronto, ON M5J 2W4
Toll free: 800.661.7606