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Gordon Hearn, Partner

Direct Tel: 416-203-9503
Fax: 416-203-9444
E-Mail: gord@fernandeshearn.com

Areas of Practice

  • Transportation
  • Insurance
  • Cross Border Litigation
  • Products Liability

Background

Gordon represents international and domestic interests involved in the transportation and related insurance industries in litigation, regulatory and contractual matters.

Gordon advises and represents shippers, carriers, intermediaries (freight forwarders, freight brokers and customs brokers) and their insurers on the following matters arising from the international, cross-border and domestic carriage of goods and passengers by road, rail, air and ocean:

  • Commercial, Cargo Claim and Casualty Litigation
  • Contract Drafting and Negotiation
  • Risk Assessment and Management, and
  • Regulatory Compliance

Gordon is a Past President of the Transportation Lawyers Association, an independent, international bar association whose members assist providers and commercial users of transportation and logistics services.

Gordon is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars throughout North America on matters relating to transportation law, insurance law and cross-border litigation. Gordon has authored numerous papers and articles on related topics.

Education

  • Admitted to Ontario Bar (1987)
  • University of Windsor (LL.B., 1985)
  • University of Western Ontario (B.A., 1982)
  • Certificates from the University of Windsor [ADR and Advanced ADR Workshops]

Distinctions

  • Martindale Hubbell Peer Review: AV® “Preeminent”™
  • Chambers Global 2017™ - (Transportation Law)
  • Chambers Global 2017™ - (Shipping Law)
  • The Legal 500 Canada – “Leading Lawyer” (Road and Rail)
  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2017"™ (Transportation law);
  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2017"™ (Maritime law);
  • Lexpert™ (Road and Rail) - "Most Frequently Recommended"
  • Lexpert™ (Shipping and Maritime Law) - "Repeatedly Recommended"
  • Best Lawyers in Canada”™ Transportation Law Lawyer of the Year Toronto (2015)
  • Best Lawyers in Canada"™  Maritime Law Lawyer of the YearToronto (2013)

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