Gord Robson has practiced insurance litigation for 36 years. He carries on a large practice in mediation and arbitration at the Financial Services Commission of Ontario.
Gord has extensive trial experience in actions regarding municipal liability; motor vehicle accidents in both tort and accident benefits actions; and liability of contractors, businesses, and homeowners. He has appellate experience at the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, the Workplace Safety Insurance Board, and other tribunals. Gord has experience in alternative dispute resolution and training in mediation and negotiation.
Gord has regularly provided educational resources to casualty insurers with respect to their internal claims-handling procedures. He has lectured to the Insurance Industry Association and made presentations for the Financial Services Commission of Ontario.
Gord was the managing partner of the Waterloo office of Miller Thomson from 2006 to 2013 and is presently the managing partner of Miller Thomson’s Southwestern Ontario offices in Guelph, Waterloo, and London and a member of Miller Thomson’s National Executive Committee.
Gord has recently been named in the 2006, 2013, 2014, and 2015 editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada for Insurance Law.
Professional achievements & leadership
- The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Personal Injury, 2014-2017; Litigation – Commercial Insurance, 2016-2017
- The Best Lawyers in Canada, Insurance Law, 2006, 2013-2017
- “Look Both Ways and Straight Ahead,” 2010
- “You Win—You Lose,” Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association, 2009
- Director, KW Access-Ability
- Member, Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations
- Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
- Member, Canadian Defense Lawyers
- Member, Greater KW Chamber of Commerce
- Past Member, Rotary Club of Kitchener
Bar admissions & education
- Ontario Bar, 1980
- LL.B., Queen’s University, 1978
- B.A., University of Waterloo, 1975
Miller Thomson recognized in 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
In the recently released 2017 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 79 Miller Thomson lawyers across 30 areas of law have been recognized for their industry-leading advisory expertise. These latest rankings are the culmination of an extensive annual peer...
Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017
126 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country and in numerous areas of law have been recognized for their expertise in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. This result is up from 122 lawyers ranked last year....
Lexpert recognizes 80 Miller Thomson lawyers
Miller Thomson is pleased to announce 80 lawyers across ten of our offices are recognized in the 2016 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as leading practitioners in their field. Published annually since 1997, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory...
Miller Thomson recognized in 2014 Best Lawyers in Canada
We are pleased to announce that 80 Miller Thomson lawyers have been recognized in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada (this is 15 more lawyers than last year). Seventeen lawyers are new to the list. Additionally, the following lawyers from...
Helen Friedman, Dan Strigberger, and Gord Robson present to a variety of Intact tort adjusters about accident benefit issues.
Lawyers from our Southwestern Ontario offices speak at the Ontario Mutual Insurance Association (OMIA) Insurance Workshop on May 20th.
The following lawyers will speak at the event: Ashleigh Leon will be presenting on the “Top 10 Accident Benefit Cases” Gordon Robson and James Prior will present on “Notable Tort Actions of the Past Year” Lori Sprott will present on...
Bodily Injury Update
Gord Robson speaks at an OMIA seminar on the topic “Bodily Injury Update.”
Ontario Mutual Insurers’ Association: Annual Workshop
Miller Thomson’s Southwestern Ontario Insurance Group presents their Annual Workshop at the Ontario Mutual Insurers’ Association facility. The lawyers presenting are: Pat Forte, Randy Carter, Helen Friedman, Lori Sprott, Kate Waterston, Tim McGurrin, Gord Robson and Ted Madison.
Gord Robson and Helen Friedman speak on “Examination for Discovery of an Underwriter,” OMIA seminar
Look Both Ways and Straight Ahead
As parents, one of the great concerns we all have is that when our children are growing up they must be careful anywhere near a road so that they will not be “hit by a car.” We also have this...
You Win – You Lose
Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association