Alison has worked almost exclusively in long term disability insurance as well as handling matters concerning life insurance, long term care and critical illness since 2001. Alison practiced insurance defence in life and disability insurance both in house at a large insurer and in private practice between 2001 and 2014 and was a mediator between 2007 and 2012.
In 2014, Alison switched from practicing on the defence side of insurance litigation to acting for individuals suing their insurers. Alison worked at a Plaintiff boutique disability firm in Toronto between 2014 and 2024. She has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court and Ontario Court of Appeal as well as in British Columbia on disability and life insurance trials and appeals.
Alison is excited to continue to practice in long term disability and other plaintiff insurance matters with Burn Tucker Lachaine representing clients throughout Canada, with a focus on cases in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and the Atlantic provinces.
After being called to the Ontario Bar in 1995, Alison practiced litigation in private practice in Toronto and Waterloo. She was called to the Manitoba Bar in 2023.
Alison holds a BA in Political Science from McMaster University and obtained her LL.B. from Western University. Alison attended the Mediation and Handling Difficult Conversations courses at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.
In her spare time, Alison enjoys skiing, traveling, walking her dogs, and spending time with her adult daughters, husband and large extended family.
Areas of Practice
- Long Term Disability Insurance Claims
- Private Disability Income Claims
- Life Insurance Claims
- Critical Illness Insurance Claims
- Long Term Care Insurance Claims
- Insurance Agent Negligence Claims
Education and Admissions to the Bar
Called to the Bar of Ontario, Canada 1995.
Called to the Bar of Manitoba, Canada 2023.
University of Western Ontario Law School, London, Ontario, Canada LL.B. - 1993.
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science – 1990.
OTLA Spring Conference 2023 – Top Things to Think of in Settling Disability Claims.
Various Presentations on a variety of insurance matters including Disability Insurance, Income Tax Structure of Disability Settlements and Interim Insurance Agreements - 2002 - 2014
- Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association
- Canadian Defence Lawyers
- Canadian Legal Information Institute