Jonathan de Vries is a partner and trial and appellate lawyer at Shillingtons LLP. His practice areas encompass a wide range of municipal and public agency liability issues, including road authority liability, building code liability, misfeasance claims and economic torts. He has appeared as counsel before the Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court, the Court of Appeal for Ontario and various tribunals. Beyond his litigation work, Jonathan also handles coverage matters for insurance clients, often involving specialized policies or complex losses.
Jonathan obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Western Ontario in 2005, and obtained his Master of Laws in 2006 with a specialization in international civil litigation. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Western Ontario, with a research focus on municipal liability. He was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 2007 and has been with Shillingtons LLP ever since.
Jonathan has written extensively on municipal liability, insurance law and litigation issues, with many of his works being published in peer-reviewed journals or cited by courts and legal scholars. He is a regular speaker on these same issues to legal, academic and industry audiences.