Mike Calich practices civil litigation primarily defending and pursuing the common interests of insurers and their policy holders. For over 15 years, Mike has defended insured businesses, contractors, professionals, municipalities, homeowners and motorists, and pursued subrogated claims to recover insured losses, in civil litigation at all levels of the Ontario courts.
Mike advises and represents insurers or policy holders regarding insurance coverage, policy interpretation and claims handling, and represents uninsured parties in litigation involving property damage, bodily injury and economic losses.
Mike works intensively with clients and opposing parties to resolve most matters through negotiations and alternative dispute resolution, but he is well-versed in representing clients in court where necessary.
Prior to joining the firm, Mike’s diverse background included several years as Manager of Talent Contracting in the Business Affairs department of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; and as a litigation partner with a large national firm in downtown Toronto.
Representative Client Work
Defence and prosecution of negligence claims for millions of dollars in property losses arising out of major structural failure, fire, flood, oil discharge, and similar events.
Liability and insurance claims involving slips, trips, falls; motor vehicle/boat accidents; business operations in restaurants, salons, stores and banks; accidents involving firearms, dogs, hobbies, recreational activities; and other such matters.
Advising and defending insurers in first party bad faith/problem cases, issues between insurers, direct actions under the Insurance Act and other insurance-specific litigious matters.
Qualifications and Designations
B.A. (Hons), Queen’s University, 1979
LL.B. Osgood Hall Law School, 1994