Lauren Furukawa

Lauren Furukawa

Lauren Furukawa has been practicing exclusively in defence litigation since her call to the bar in 2012. She specializes in insurance litigation spanning a wide variety of matters including municipal defence, coverage disputes, professional negligence, products liability, property damage and bodily injury.

Lauren has represented clients before administrative tribunals and all levels of Ontario court including the Superior Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal.

Lauren’s practice areas include:

Municipal Defence

Defending claims against municipalities for slip and falls, road accidents and alleged misfeasance in public office.

Coverage & Coverage Litigation

Providing coverage opinions under all types of insurance policies including CGL, Errors and Omissions, Directors and Officers, Employment Practices Liability and Property Policies.

Successfully defending coverage disputes in favour of insurers.

Professional negligence

Defending a variety of professionals including engineers, contractors, and health care professionals in errors & omissions litigation

Liquor and Commercial Host Liability

Defending commercial hosts, including nightclubs, restaurants, pubs and taverns in claims involving liquor liability

Employment Practices Liability

Defending employers against claims of wrongful dismissal, violations of the Human Rights Code and the Employment Standards Act

Sports and Recreation Liability

Representing sports clubs, athletic organizations and participants in sporting events in all manner of claims including personal injury and property suits

General liability, property and product liability

Representing a broad range of insureds under general liability policies on numerous matters including occupiers’ liability and product liability claims

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Canadian Defence Lawyers Association
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
  • Volunteer, Hospital for Sick Children

Recent Decisions

First Condo v. Lloyd’s Underwriters, 2020 ONSC 1309

First Condo v. Lloyd’s Underwriters, 2020 ONSC 146

Benson v. Walt, 2018 ONCA 172

N.N. v. Allstate, 2018 CanLII 141007

R.D. v. Aviva, 2018 CanLII 140988

N.N v. Allstate, 2017 CanLII 148382

R.D. v. Aviva, 2017 CanLII 81579

Bonilla v. Preszler, 2016 ONCA 759

Bonilla v. Preszler, 2016 ONSC 1411

K.A. and G.S., 2011 CanLII 13027

Lauren Furukawa's practice areas include:


Commercial General Liability



Employment Practice Liability

Hospitality – Liquor Liability, Social and Commercial Host Liability

Municipal Liability

Product Liability

Professional Liability

Property Specialty

Sports and Recreational Liability

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