Teneil MacNeil is an experienced insurance lawyer whose practice includes the defence of personal injury claims, property damage claims, commercial general liability matters, and subrogated recovery matters. She also has experience with Workplace Safety and Insurance Board matters and is currently in the process of obtaining her Canadian Risk Management Program (CRM) designation. Teneil has proven herself as a capable and passionate trial lawyer during numerous appearances before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Small Claims Court, and various boards and tribunals.
Teneil frequently writes and speaks on legal developments in the area of insurance law and risk management.
Teneil is an active member of her community and is current a board member of the Williamsburg Community Association as well as a past board member of the Brain Injury Association of Waterloo-Wellington and the Volunteer Action Centre. She also volunteers for Family and Children’s Services of Waterloo Region and is enjoying her role as a foster parent.
- “Unidentified Automobile Coverage and Relief from Forfeiture in the Face of Non-Compliance with Reporting Requirements,” Miller Thomson Ontario Insurance Litigation Blog, January 2016.
- “Guaranteed Replacement Cost Coverage Denied When Insureds Decide to Relocate,” Miller Thomson Ontario Insurance Litigation Blog, 2014.
- “Guilty Verdicts Matter: A Reminder that Criminal and Quasi-Criminal Verdicts are Generally Conclusive in Related Civil Proceedings,” Miller Thomson Ontario Insurance Litigation Blog, 2013.
- “To Deduct, or Not to Deduct, That is the Question: A Review of the Deductibility of Collateral Benefits,” Client Presentation, 2015.
- “Commercial General Liability Policies: Coverage Gaps,” presentation with Randy Carter at the Ontario Mutual Insurance Association, 2014.
- “Waivers and Releases,” presentation with James Prior at the Insurance Institute, 2014.
- “Protecting Your Business: A Self-Help Guide,” presentation at the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce, 2013.
- “Off the Beaten Track: A Discussion Respecting Snowmobiles, ATV’s, Golf Carts, and Self-Propelled Implements of Husbandry,” presentation with Daniel Strigberger at the Ontario Mutual Insurance Association, 2013.
- “Bad Faith in Insurance Law,” presentation with James Prior at the Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association of Kitchener-Waterloo, 2012.
- “Who Let The Dogs Out: Animal Liability,” presentation at the Ontario Mutual Insurance Association, 2012.
- Board member, Williamsburg Community Association, 2015-present
- Board member, Brain Injury Association of Waterloo-Wellington, 2012-2013
- Board member, Volunteer Action Centre, 2007- 2009
- Volunteer (Special Friend and Foster Parent), Family & Children’s Services of Waterloo Region, 2009- present
- Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
- Member, Waterloo Law Association
- Member, The Advocates’ Society
- Member, Canadian Defence Lawyers
- Member, Ontario Insurance Association of Kitchener-Waterloo
Bar admissions & education
- Ontario Bar, 2007
- Risk Financing, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2015
- Risk Management Principles and Practices, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2014
- Risk Assessment, University of Toronto, 2013
- Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2010
- LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 2006
- B.A., University of Waterloo, 2003
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Caroline Meyer, Teneil Macneil and Daniel Strigberger discuss hot insurance law topics on a panel at a Kitchener-Waterloo Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association dinner meeting.
Off the Beaten Track
Dan Strigberger and Teneil MacNeil present “Off the Beaten Track” at an OMIA Workshop sponsored by Miller Thomson.
Ontario Mutual Insurers’ Association: Annual Workshop
Miller Thomson’s Southwestern Ontario Insurance Group presents their Annual Workshop at the Ontario Mutual Insurers’ Association facility. Katie Quinlan, Bryan Horrigan, Daniel Strigberger, Pat Forte, James Prior, Teneil MacNeil, Talaal Bond and Caroline Meyer present at the event.
Dog Walkers – Beware!
In the January 2017 Ontario Court of Appeal decision of Wilk v. Arbour, the Court was asked to determine when a person is considered to be in possession of a dog for the purposes of the Dog Owners’ Liability Act,...
Slip & Fall Season and Recreational Trails – Franklin et. al. v The City of Greater Sudbury, 2016 ONSC 4739 (CanLII)
Slip and fall season is fast approaching, much to the dismay of many. Still, with winter comes breathtaking snow falls, making for picture walks along recreational trails, and otherwise within our communities. What happens when we fall on one of...
Insurers Beware: Costs Awards Need NOT Be Proportional to Damage Awards
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has provided us with two reminders this May that costs awards need not be proportional to damage awards, as exemplified by the cases below. In Mancini Associates LLP v. Guido et al., 2016 ONSC...
Unidentified Automobile Coverage and Relief from Forfeiture in the Face of Non-Compliance with Reporting Requirements
The Court of Appeal, in the case of Dams v. TD Home and Auto Insurance Company, 2016 ONCA 4 (CanLII), has reminded us of the law with respect to unidentified automobile insurance coverage in Ontario, particularly as it pertains to...
Guaranteed Replacement Cost Coverage Denied When Insureds Decide to Relocate
March 11, 2009 – a disastrous day for Mr. and Mrs. Willoughby. Their home was destroyed by fire. And while they might have moved back and had their home rebuilt, they instead decided to relocate. This decision had a consequence...
Court: Plaintiff can Corroborate Doctor’s Evidence for Threshold Motion
In an interesting case heard on March 20, 2013, Ontario’s Divisional Court was faced with the question of whether or not a plaintiff is precluded from corroborating a physician’s evidence in relation to change of function, in the context of...
To Defend, or Not to Defend, That is the Question ….
Vishal Malaviya (“VN”) was covered under Ontario’s Statutory AutomobilePolicy (the “SAP”) for motor vehicle insurance through Jevco Insurance Company (“Jevco”), having opted for the minimum liability limit of $200,000, and having been sued for an amount in excess of same...
Guilty Verdicts Matter
With the start of the new year comes a helpful reminder as to the significance of criminal and quasi-criminal verdicts in related civil proceedings. This is thanks to the Honourable Justice J. O’Connor who, on January 3, 2013, determined that...
Grandma isn’t Always to Blame
Juliet Bratanov’s 18 year old grandson used her van to run-down and kill Kevin Persaud after a drug deal gone bad. Persaud’s family consequently commenced an action against Bratanov claiming that Bratanov was vicariously liable for the actions of her...