Larry Foy has defended insurance companies for over 30 years. He has run the gauntlet of first and third party claims, from bad faith claims to class actions, always advocating diligently for his clients.
“Skilled and experienced counsel”: Arbitrator Wilson in Aboui v. Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company, December 11, 2008.
In the course of his long career, Larry has participated in the evolution of Ontario insurance law at both the trial and appellate levels. Larry is a seasoned jury trial lawyer. He has advocated before the Financial Services Commission of Ontario and has attended hundreds of mediations. He recognizes the costs of litigation and tries to resolve matters creatively and expediently whenever possible to keep legal expenses to a minimum. Larry effectively analyzes the cost/benefit of every matter in which he is involved, and his clients have come to rely upon his advice on ‘when to hold them and when to fold them’.
Larry has chaired a national seminar on bad faith claims. He has lectured on partial settlement agreements, sports torts and privacy law and evidence. In his private life he has been a volunteer construction worker building schools and feeding centres in Guatemala. Larry has served on the Board of the George Hull Centre, a non-profit organization serving troubled youth and their families in Etobicoke. His sporting life sees Larry as an avid backcountry skier and scuba diver.
Martindale-Hubbell rating 4.4 of 5: distinguished
Recent reported decisions:
Gardner v. Hann 2011 ONSC 3356 (Can LII)
Gardner v. Hann 2011 ONSC 3350 (Can LII)
Gardner v. Hann 2011 ONSC 4105 (Can LII)
Gardner v. Hann 2012 ONSC 2006 (Can LII)
The Dominion of Canada v. Chambers, 2013 ONSC 6122
Professional achievements & leadership
- Martindale-Hubbell rating 4.4 of 5: distinguished
- The Best Lawyers in Canada, Insurance Law, 2013 – 2017
- Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, Litigation-Commercial Insurance, 2015
- Arbitrator Wilson in Aboui v. Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company, December 11, 2008.
- Member, County of York Law Association
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
- Member, Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association
- Member, Advocates Society
- Member, Medico-Legal Society of Toronto
- Member, Canadian Defence Lawyers Association
- Member, Defence Research Institute (U.S.)
- Member, International Association of Defence Counsel (U.S.)
Bar admissions & education
- Ontario Bar, 1979
- LL.B., Western University, 1977
- B.A., University of Toronto, 1973
Miller Thomson recognized in the Best Lawyers in Canada 2014 edition.
More about Best Lawyers 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,...
Larry Foy speaks on “The Razor’s Edge: Carving Out the Defendant’s Right to Know from the Plaintiff’s Right of Privacy” at the Canadian Defence Lawyers Annual Meeting in Toronto on June 4.
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Chris Blom, Larry Foy and Fiona Brown will be speaking at Trends in Insurance Litigation at The Insurance Institute in Toronto on December 1.
Larry Foy will be speaking on: “The Razor’s Edge: Carving Out the Defendant’s Right to Know From the Plaintiff’s Right to Privacy”. Fiona Brown will be speaking on: “Update on Threshold Claims”. Chris Blom will be speaking on: “Attendant Care Costs...
Larry Foy will be presenting “Achieving Settlement in Multi-Party Situations – Mary Carter and Pierringer Agreements”
Larry Foy will be presenting on the topic of “Achieving Settlement in Multi-Party Situations – Mary Carter and Pierringer Agreements” at the Osgoode Hall CLE Programme.