January 6, 2021
Associate Announcement – January 2021
We are pleased to announce that over the last year, we were fortunate to add new lawyers across all offices. These lawyers bring with them a wealth of experience and knowledge in litigation and the insurance industry.
Jason Arcuri, Dolden Wallace Folick Toronto
Since his call to the Ontario Bar in 2008, Jason has practiced exclusively in insurance law. He has worked with various insurance clients and has experience with a wide variety of claims, with a particular emphasis in defending commercial general liability, professional liability and coverage claims. He takes pride in being a trusted advisor, providing practical risk-based solutions for all clients.
Jason has appeared before all levels of Court in Ontario, as well as before various tribunals. He has also appeared as counsel at multiple jury and non-jury trials.
Prior to joining Dolden Wallace Folick LLP, Jason was a partner at prominent insurance litigation firms in Toronto. He earned his LLB from the University of Ottawa in 2007.
Peter Cross, Dolden Wallace Folick Vancouver
Peter joined Dolden Wallace Folick LLP’s Vancouver office after spending several years abroad in the United Kingdom. He worked for the UK tax authority in fraud and tax litigation and is also a qualified English and Welsh solicitor.
Peter articled at a well known insurance defence firm in Vancouver and then worked in a highly ranked Vancouver insurance defence firm for several years.
He has experience in the areas of bodily injury claims, occupiers’ liability, professional negligence, subrogation, liquor liability and strata disputes. Peter has represented clients before the British Columbia Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, and the British Columbia Provincial Court.
Outside of work peter enjoys hiking in the coast mountains with his English rescue dog.
Janice Finney, Dolden Wallace Folick Toronto
Janice joined Dolden Wallace Folick LLP as an associate in March 2020, after practicing with a boutique insurance litigation firm in Toronto.
Janice’s practice areas include occupier’s liability, hospitality and liquor liability, sports and recreation liability, professional liability, and litigation involving property damage.
Janice received her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from York University and her Juris Doctor, with distinction, from the University of Ottawa in 2018. While in law school, Janice was actively involved with the Women’s Legal Mentorship Program and worked as a caseworker with the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic.
In her spare time, Janice enjoys cooking, wine tasting and playing board games.
Ben Flanagan, Dolden Wallace Folick Vancouver
Ben has defended insurers and self-insured organizations his entire career. He has been called to the bar in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.
Ben has been appointed lead counsel in a vast array of subject areas including construction cases, privacy and freedom of information disputes, commercial host/occupier’s liability, professional negligence, fraud and complex bodily injury cases.
Ben prefers to be on his feet and is passionate about effective courtroom advocacy. He has been an invited guest lecturer at his alma mater, the University of Alberta, and he frequently presents to industry on civil litigation topics. He has also served as a judge for law school moots.
Elie Goldberg, Dolden Wallace Folick Toronto
Elie was called to the Ontario Bar in 2011 and practiced at a prominent insurance defence firm before joining Dolden Wallace Folick LLP. He has a broad range of experience defending insurers, self-insured entities, and multinational corporations in a variety of tort litigation.
Elie received his Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto, in 2010, and his BSc from Yeshiva University in New York City, where he was awarded the Dean’s Award in finance upon graduation.
When not at the (home) office, Elie enjoys playing and following all sports, going on outdoor excursions with his kids, and testing his amateur cooking skills on them.
Dawson Horning, Dolden Wallace Folick Calgary
Dawson began his career as a general practitioner in Sherwood Park, Alberta. He has a wide range of experience as a litigator and solicitor including in construction disputes, personal injury defence, and product liability.
Prior to joining the firm, Dawson obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Alberta and worked in the construction industry as a plumber and gas fitter. Dawson uses his real-world experience to find cost-effective solutions for his clients.
When not working, Dawson enjoys hockey, golf, camping and fishing.
Sharu Ratnajothy, Dolden Wallace Folick Toronto
Sharu joined Dolden Wallace Folick LLP’s Toronto office in December of 2020. Prior to joining the firm, Sharu worked as in-house legal counsel at a major Canadian insurance company following her call to the Ontario Bar in 2019. In this role, she maintained and managed independent carriage of property damage matters and complex personal injury matters. Sharu has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Small Claims Court, the Licence Appeal Tribunal, and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.
Sharu obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Guelph and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Manitoba. Throughout law school, Sharu participated in numerous oral advocacy competitions including the Canadian National Negotiation Competition and the Hockey Arbitration Competition of Canada.
Sharu’s practice areas include occupiers’ liability, liquor liability, sports and recreational liability, commercial general liability, and property damage.
Balraj Sihota, Dolden Wallace Folick Toronto
Balraj joined Dolden Wallace Folick LLP’s Toronto office as an associate in November 2020, having qualified to the Ontario bar in June 2020. Balraj will be practicing in all of the firm’s main practice areas.
Prior to joining Dolden Wallace Folick LLP, in 2010 Balraj qualified as a Solicitor of the supreme Court in England and Wales, UK and worked with global insurance firm Kennedys Law LLP from 2013. His primary area of practice was as a medical malpractice lawyer and his caseload included compromised baby, amputee, maximum severity neurological injury and fatal claims. Balraj advocated before Masters and Judges in the High Court of Justice as well as local county courts.
At home, Balraj usually enjoys watching his beloved Arsenal Football Club but at present this does not provide the same excitement as historically was once the case. Fortunately, his (almost) 1 year old daughter keeps him fully occupied.
Brock Turville, Dolden Wallace Folick Toronto
Brock joined Dolden Wallace Folick LLP as an associate after summering and articling at a prominent boutique litigation firm in Toronto. Brock’s practice areas include occupiers’ liability, liquor liability, sports and recreational liability, product liability, property, construction, and motor vehicle accidents.
Brock graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2015 and obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa in 2019. While in law school, Brock volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada to provide legal referral services to individuals with disabilities. He also sought out and completed internships with Community Legal Education Ontario and a sports law organization.
Brock is fluent in German and has travelled in five continents.
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