PETER B. ROBINSON, B.A., LL.B., C.Med.

                                          Robinson Mediation Services Inc.

15 Towering Heights, Suite 805

Office: (289) 362-2017

St. Catharines, Ontario, L2T 3G7

Fax: (289) 362-3570

E-Mail: peter@robinsonmediation.com

Website: www.robinsonmediation.com

 

 

Practice in Law

Martens, Lingard, Maddalena, Robinson & Koke (Partner, 1996-2003)

Reid, McNaughton (Partner, 1988-1996)

Coy, Barch (Associate, 1981-1988)

Personal Injury & Insurance Lawyer, 1981-2003

§  Counsel for Plaintiffs

§  Counsel for Defendants (major insurers)

§  Counsel at numerous mediations

            Appeared as Counsel before:

§  Ontario Court of Appeal

§  Trial Division of the Supreme Court of Ontario (jury and non-jury)

§  Ontario Court (General Division)

§  Tribunals including WSIB, Coroner’s Inquests, etc.

 

Professional Affiliations

Chartered Mediator (certified by the ADR Institute of Canada)

Roster Mediator, Ontario Mandatory Mediation Program – Toronto (2004-2008)

 

            Current Associations


§  Executive Member, ADR Section for the Ontario Bar Association (2005-2008)

§  Member, ADR Section, American Bar Association

§  Canadian Bar Association

§  Lincoln County Law Association

§  Hamilton Law Association

§  Hamilton Medical Legal Society

During my practice as a lawyer, I was a member in good standing of the following associations:

§  The Advocates’ Society

§  Canadian Defence Lawyers

§  Defence Research Institute

§  American Association of Trial Lawyers

Other Associations:

§  Rotary Club (Lakeshore) - St. Catharines

§  Board of Directors of Junior Achievement, Niagara Peninsula (1982-1997)

§  PADI Divemaster

§  Level III Soccer Coach

 

Education

2005                                Osgoode Hall Law School – Advanced Mediation

                        2002                Harvard Law School, Mediation Program

                        1981                Ontario Bar Admission Course

                        1976-79           Queen’s University (LL.B.)

                        1971-76           University of Western Ontario (B.A. Honours - Psychology)

1965-71                      Ridley College (O.S.S.G.D.)

 

            Publications and Presentations

§  March, 2008 – “Overcoming Difficulties at Mediation – The Difficult Case, Client and Lawyer” – Co-Chair, presented to Young Lawyers Division, OBA

§  January, 2008 – “Mediating Insurance Disputes – What Works - What Doesn’t” – presented to Insurance Law Section, OBA

§  October, 2007 – “How to be an Effective Counsel at a Mediation” –OBA YLD Journal, Vol. 15, No. 2

§  March, 2007 - “Top 5 General Do’s and Don’ts of Mediation” – presented to Young Lawyers Division, OBA

§  March, 2007 - “Mediation Tips From A Personal Injury Perspective” – presented to Young Lawyers Division, OBA

§  May, 2006 - “Mastering Mediation – The Mediator’s Perspective” - presented to Young Lawyers Division, OBA

§  August, 2005 - “Mediation in Personal Injury Claims” - Hamilton Law Association Magazine

§  May, 2005 “Personal Injury Mediation” - Without Prejudice Magazine

§  Various diving publications relating to diving and the law

§  Lincoln County Law Association – Automobile Litigation

§  Policy Paper – Federal Diving Regulations