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Alan Cofman, Associate

Direct Tel: 416-203-9548
Fax: 416-203-9444
E-Mail: alan@fernandeshearn.com

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Transportation Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Administrative Law

Background

Alan was admitted to the bars of Upper Canada (Ontario) and British Columbia in 2006 after obtaining his Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Ottawa in 2005.  He holds a Master of Arts degree from Carleton University (2002) and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia (1999).  Alan also obtained a certificat de compétence en français while completing his studies and has a strong working knowledge of French.

Prior to joining Fernandes Hearn, Alan practiced in the Vancouver office of a large national firm and in a small Toronto litigation boutique, where he had a varied practice in all manner of civil, commercial and insurance litigation.  He now focuses his practice on transportation law and casualty claims and related insurance and commercial litigation.

Alan has represented clients in the Ontario Court of Justice, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, the British Columbia Supreme and Provincial Courts, and various other courts across Canada, including leave applications before the Supreme Court of Canada.  He has also appeared before various administrative tribunals and arbitration panels.

Away from his desk, Alan plays soccer and other sports with the same enthusiasm that he brings to the law, albeit with admittedly less dependable results.  He also participates in several professional associations and volunteers heavily in the community.

Education

  • Admitted to Ontario Bar (2006)
  • Admitted to British Columbia Bar (2006)
  • LL.B., University of Ottawa (2005)
  • Certificat de compétence en français, level 2 of 4 (2005)
  • M.A., Carleton University (2002)
  • B.A., University of British Columbia (1999)

Memberships

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Canadian Bar Association / Ontario Bar Association (executive at large, National Maritime Law Section)
  • The Marine Club
  • Canadian Maritime Law Association
  • Canadian Board of Marine Underwriters
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Toronto Transportation Club
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists
  • The Annex Shul
  • Makom Toronto