Jay Rudolph is a lawyer, mediator and arbitrator. He was called to the Bar in 1984 and practiced law for twelve years as an associate and then as a partner at a mid-size Toronto law firm. He has 25 years experience in civil litigation with demonstrated expertise in insurance law, commercial and employment litigation. As a lawyer, acting for both Plaintiffs and Defendants, he successfully attained favourable resolution of complex cases through the incisive use of litigation and negotiation strategies and trial advocacy.Jay has been mediating cases for 16 years. He has received specialized training in mediation and negotiation, including completion of the Negotiation Workshop and Advanced Negotiation Workshop at Harvard Law School. Jay brings to the mediation process an ability to listen, empathize and encourage communication which results in the practical and economical resolution of disputes. Jay is able to quickly identify parties' interests and works tirelessly to facilitate settlements favourable to all parties. He has successfully mediated well over 2500 cases over the past 16 years.Jay has been retained to arbitrate loss transfer cases and priority disputes pursuant to the Insurance Act. He has also been approved and appointed by Orders of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Supreme Court of British Columbia to be an Independent Third Party Arbitrator to resolve appeals made by class members in a Class Action lawsuit against a Life Insurance Company in Ontario and British Columbia. He has also arbitrated commercial disputes. Jay's written decisions are available for review upon request. To date, all of his decisions have been upheld when appealed.Jay's mediation practice focuses on personal injury and insurance related disputes including motor vehicle, malpractice, product liability and professional negligence, as well as employment and commercial cases.