Barbara is a partner with MD Lawyers. Before practising law in London, she enjoyed a 30-year career in personal injury litigation at a well-respected downtown Toronto law firm. Barbara is a passionate advocate for individuals and families who have suffered life altering injuries. She fearlessly fights to help people achieve the best recovery they can while maintaining compassion and consideration.
Barbara is experienced in trial counsel, representing clients across the Province. She has a proven track record of successful results for clients who have suffered serious or catastrophic injuries or lost a loved one as a result of wrongdoing. She has been recognized by her peers in Lexpert, Best Lawyers in Canada, including in 2021receiving Lawyer of the Year for Medical Malpractice (London).
In 2021 Barbara received the H. Bruce T. Hillyer Award from the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, awarded to an individual who exemplifies the spirit of fearlessly advancing the cause of individual rights by the effective use of advocacy. Most recently, Barbara was nominated for one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada for 2022.
Barbara has worked fearlessly representing each of her clients to achieve the best recovery for them. She is experienced in trial counsel, representing clients across the Province.
Called to the Ontario Bar, 1999
LLB/JD Osgoode Hall Law School, 1998
Law Society of Ontario
Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association
Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association
American Association for Justice
American Bar Association
Toronto Law Association
Middlesex Law Association
Advocate, mentor and teacher (OTLA) Ontario Trial Lawyers Association.
Member of the Ontario Brain Injury Association
Supporting – My Sister’s Place – Run For Women
Conference Sponsors – Brain Injury Association London & Area Annual Conference
Barbara is a frequent speaker at Continuing Legal Education seminars sponsored by the Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association, the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Bar Association and other legal associations. Barb has been called upon to contribute to submissions to the legislature on proposed legislation. She is a former Instructor for the Law Society of Ontario Bar Admission Course and former Advisor/Consultant, Law Society of Ontario, Bar Admission Course.
SOME OF HER SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS INCLUDE