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Partner - Insurance Defence, Professional Negligence & Estate Accounting

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Phone: 519.660.7798
Fax: 519.660.7799

For over 25 years Cathy has been a litigator representing clients in the insurance industry, defending professional negligence claims, and representing individuals in estate accounting matters.

Education

McGill University - Honours Bachelor of Arts

Western University - LLB

Called to the Bar in 1993

About

Cathy acts on behalf of a number of insurance companies including West Wawanosh and Westport and corporations including Wal-Mart, Enbridge/Union Gas and the City of London as well as the Office of the Children’s Lawyer. She regularly defends claims arising from motor vehicle accidents, accident benefits claims, property losses and occupiers’ liability matters. She also defends professional liability claims advanced against insurance brokers, investment advisors and police.

In the estate litigation field, Cathy has extensive experience in matters involving passings of accounts on behalf of estate trustees and guardians.

Cathy is active within the four walls of Siskinds as the head of our General Litigation team, a member of the firm’s Associates and Articling Committees and as an articling student principal and mentor.

Outside of work, Cathy is the Chair of the A.B. Lucas Secondary School Council and an avid fan of her daughter's hockey and soccer teams.

An extensive article that outlines our team in more detail is currently running in local business magazines. Click to view.

Client Testimonials

“Knowledge is Power” is the driving force behind Catherine Bruni’s style of defense. Over the past decade Cathy has represented our firm with much success; the key factor being that Cathy knows every detail of the case, not only from the defense perspective, but the plaintiff’s side as well. Understanding the case from every angle gives our team an advantage, resulting in very favourable outcomes. Cathy’s straightforward approach has earned our respect and created a relationship of trust and confidence. Litigation is a stressful experience that can take away from one’s ability to operate a business. With Catherine Bruni as our advocate, we can continue to focus on the success of our business knowing that Cathy is managing one of the more difficult aspects of our business’s exposures. - A.P.

Memberships and Associations

Law Society of Upper Canada, Member
Middlesex Law Association, Past President
Advocates Society, Member
Canadian Defence Lawyers Association, Member

Awards and Recognition

Catherine Bruni was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019.

Publications and Speaking

Speaker: Middlesex Law Association Women's Innovation & Networking Event, 2019
Speaker:  Insurance Brokers Seminars, 2005, 2006 and 2014
Lecturer:  OBA Simplifying Simplified Procedure, 2010
Panelist:  Middlesex Law Association, New Developments in Personal Injury Law, 2008
Lecturer:  Middlesex Law Association Straight from the Bench Conference, 2008
Lecturer:  Middlesex Law Association and the Ontario Bar Association Automobile Insurance Issues, 2004
Panelist:  UWO / OTLA Women's Panel
Mentor:  Middlesex Law Association Mentor Dinner
Speaker:  Siskinds Womens Lunch and Learn Program
Speaker:  OMIA Brokers Seminar

Community Involvement

Fall 2020 - Adjunct Professor – Western University Law School – Civil Procedure
A B Lucas Secondary School, Parent Council Chair

Cathy acts on behalf of a number of insurance companies including West Wawanosh and Westport and corporations including Wal-Mart, Enbridge/Union Gas and the City of London as well as the Office of the Children’s Lawyer. She regularly defends claims arising from motor vehicle accidents, accident benefits claims, property losses and occupiers’ liability matters. She also defends professional liability claims advanced against insurance brokers, investment advisors and police.

In the estate litigation field, Cathy has extensive experience in matters involving passings of accounts on behalf of estate trustees and guardians.

Cathy is active within the four walls of Siskinds as the head of our General Litigation team, a member of the firm’s Associates and Articling Committees and as an articling student principal and mentor.

Outside of work, Cathy is the Chair of the A.B. Lucas Secondary School Council and an avid fan of her daughter's hockey and soccer teams.

An extensive article that outlines our team in more detail is currently running in local business magazines. Click to view.

“Knowledge is Power” is the driving force behind Catherine Bruni’s style of defense. Over the past decade Cathy has represented our firm with much success; the key factor being that Cathy knows every detail of the case, not only from the defense perspective, but the plaintiff’s side as well. Understanding the case from every angle gives our team an advantage, resulting in very favourable outcomes. Cathy’s straightforward approach has earned our respect and created a relationship of trust and confidence. Litigation is a stressful experience that can take away from one’s ability to operate a business. With Catherine Bruni as our advocate, we can continue to focus on the success of our business knowing that Cathy is managing one of the more difficult aspects of our business’s exposures. - A.P.

Law Society of Upper Canada, Member
Middlesex Law Association, Past President
Advocates Society, Member
Canadian Defence Lawyers Association, Member

Catherine Bruni was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019.

Speaker: Middlesex Law Association Women's Innovation & Networking Event, 2019
Speaker:  Insurance Brokers Seminars, 2005, 2006 and 2014
Lecturer:  OBA Simplifying Simplified Procedure, 2010
Panelist:  Middlesex Law Association, New Developments in Personal Injury Law, 2008
Lecturer:  Middlesex Law Association Straight from the Bench Conference, 2008
Lecturer:  Middlesex Law Association and the Ontario Bar Association Automobile Insurance Issues, 2004
Panelist:  UWO / OTLA Women's Panel
Mentor:  Middlesex Law Association Mentor Dinner
Speaker:  Siskinds Womens Lunch and Learn Program
Speaker:  OMIA Brokers Seminar

Fall 2020 - Adjunct Professor – Western University Law School – Civil Procedure
A B Lucas Secondary School, Parent Council Chair