Partner announcement

Dutton Brock LLP announces new partner Chad Leddy

January 9, 2020

Chad is a tenacious litigator with a diverse civil defence practice. He has extensive experience defending product liability, construction liability, occupiers’ liability, and motor vehicle claims. He also has experience providing coverage opinions and defending first party claims against insurers.

Chad focuses on exceeding client expectations, always bearing in mind that different clients have different litigation strategies and goals. He has used a firm but principled approach to defending cases to secure the outright dismissal of all claims against his clients without any payment in more than 75 cases, either via summary judgment (or other) motions or at trial, or by prompting plaintiffs to just give up and walk away from meritless claims at mediation or otherwise. At the same time, Chad is pleased to negotiate settlements on fair terms where possible, and has negotiated settlements of over 250 claims, at mediations, pre-trials, or if sensible at a lawsuit’s early stages.

Chad has appeared at all levels of court in Ontario, including the Small Claims Court, Superior Court, Divisional Court, and the Court of Appeal. He has appeared as co-counsel in a jury trial and appeared as lead counsel in a number of summary judgment motions and appeals.


Dutton Brock LLP

Dutton Brock LLP is a Toronto law firm specializing in insurance litigation and has been named one of Canada's Top Insurance Defence Law Boutiques by Canadian Lawyer Magazine and one of the most frequently recommended commercial insurance firms in Canada by Lexpert. A recent Canadian Lawyer review states, “Knowledge of the law, sensible lawyers, driven to achieve the right result, not just bill extra hours.”

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Chad M. Leddy

Dutton Brock LLP

Law School

University of Toronto

Year Of Call


Area Of Practice

Insurance Defence