Counsel, Claims Litigation

Job Code: 8377
Location: Waterloo, ON
Department: Legal
# of openings: 2
Job Type: Full Time
Closing Date:


Economical’s in-house claims litigation unit acts in litigation arising from claims under its insurance policies. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing litigation team with excellent opportunities for strategic input and professional development, within the Accident Benefits group.


Because a changing industry calls for a new way of doing things. An ambitious, innovative and fast-paced company, we offer exceptional training and development programs, competitive pay, great benefits, a company-matched savings plan, and paid volunteer days — all within an engaging, fun, and collaborative work environment.

Founded more than 145 years ago, Economical is one of Canada’s leading property and casualty insurance companies. We rely on our national network of more than 800 independent brokers to sell a range of car, home, business, and farm insurance solutions. With Sonnet and Petline, we’re extending our reach through the direct-to-customer channel. With more than 2,400 active employees across the country and a commitment to rethinking the insurance experience, we’re poised for great things.

We’re now adding to our high-performance team to take us into the future. Let’s rethink insurance, together.

In this role you will:

  • Act in litigation from inception through to trial via carriage of multiple files

  • Prepare written court materials, appear in court and advise on litigation strategies at the case level

  • Play an advisory role to Economical’s Claims department in relation to claims litigation

    Your Skills and Experience

  • Law Degree from an accredited law school (LLB or Juris Doctor)

  • Licensed by the Law Society of Ontario to practice law as a lawyer in Ontario

  • 3-7 years of post-call experience working in insurance litigation, ideally with significant experience in accident benefits disputes and the License Appeal Tribunal

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word and PowerPoint

  • High degree of personal ethics, integrity and responsibility with an ability to deal with sensitive issues and safeguard confidential information

  • Assertiveness in practice, but reasonable and forthright

  • Interest in court advocacy, especially arbitration work

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills across a range of contexts

  • Excellent negotiation and facilitation skills with a proven capability for effective presentation tools/methods

  • Sound judgment, with the ability to critically analyze situations, problem-solve, and deal with ambiguity and have the ability to provide meaningful advice and recommendations

  • Ability to perform under pressure, meet deadlines and handle multiple, yet sometimes conflicting priorities

  • Team player, adaptable to a changing environment

    At Economical, we all work together to come up with big ideas — then bring them to life. We focus on our customers first, we bring our best, and we’re stronger together. If you’ve got the passion and the desire to help us reinvent insurance, let’s talk.


    To complete the online application process, you’ll need to upload your resume before you apply for the role you’re interested in. Please note that only one document can be uploaded, so be sure to combine your resume and cover letter.

    We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment that welcomes diversity and supports accessibility across the organization. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting:

    Visit to learn more about us and what we’re up to.

    Economical Insurance includes the following companies: Economical Mutual Insurance Company, Family Insurance Solutions Inc., Sonnet Insurance Company, Petline Insurance Company.

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