Edward H. Masters

Partner
Location:
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Phone:
613-706-0020
800-419-5581
Fax:
613-235-4430
Email:

Offers Free Initial Consultations 

Edward (Ted) Masters has over 35 years of experience and commitment as a civil litigation lawyer. In that time Ted has developed a strong reputation in eastern Ontario for helping people who have suffered the most serious personal injuries such as brain trauma, paraplegia or quadriplegia. Ted’s clients appreciate his thorough legal knowledge and his understanding of the physical, emotional, and financial challenges each client and their family must face. In full consultation with his clients, Ted’s goal is to maximize their financial recovery while working towards an early resolution.

In addition to his extensive personal injury, disability insurance and medical negligence work, Ted’s clients get the benefit of his wide range of litigation experience including, intellectual property litigation, commercial disputes, Indian Land Claims and Aboriginal Rights cases. He has appeared before the Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Nunavut Court of Justice and the Federal Court Trial Division.

Over the course of his career Ted has been actively involved in the delivery of Continuing Professional Education to the lawyers of Ontario.  He has delivered 14 individual lectures, participated in 14 panel presentations, published 9 articles, written 6 papers, and participated in 2 advocacy skills demonstrations.  He has been invited to take part in educational programs presented by the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Bar Association, the University of Ottawa Faculty of Common Law, the County of Carleton Law Association, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the Canadian Institute, and the Public Service Alliance of Canada. Ted taught Advanced Civil Procedure at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law in 2001.

Ted has always been active in his community and after 20 years fundraising for the Brain Injury Association (Ottawa Valley) he is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the The Rehabilitation Centre Volunteers Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Disability Insurance Disputes
  • Medical Negligence
  • Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 1981
  • Law Society of Nunavut, 1999

Education

  • University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law, London, Ontario, Canada
    • LL.B. - 1977
  • London School of Economics
    • LLM - 1979

Published Works

  • “Long Term Disability & Collateral Benefit Offsets”, The Litigator – Journal of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, October, 2008

Classes/Seminars

  • “LTD Discovery in LTD Cases” (Delivered to the Ontario Trial lawyers’ Association, January 28, 2011)
  • “Strategic Uses of a Favoured Rule and a Neglected Rule: Rule 49 Offers to Settle and Rule 51 Requests to Admit” (Delivered to the Ontario Bar Association, April 10, 2010)
  • “How to Rein in “Rogue” Adjusters (Delivered to the Ontario Trial lawyers’ Association, May 28, 2009)
  • “Accessing the LTD Adjusters’ file” (Delivered to the Canadian Institute Conference on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims, Oct. 28, 2008)
  • “Strategic Uses of a Favoured Rule and a Neglected Rule: Rule 49 Offers to Settle and Rule 51 Requests to Admit” (Delivered to the Ontario Bar Association, April 11, 2008)
  • “SABS s. 15 – Basket Clause or Horn of Plenty” (Delivered at Ontario Trial Lawyers’ 2007 Bad Faith CLE, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2007)
  • “Long Term Disability & Collateral Benefits” (Delivered to the Ontario Trial lawyers’ Association, September 28, 2007.)
  • Panel Participation: “Personal Injury Clients and Litigation Guardian Applications” 17th Annual East Region Solicitors Conference 2011 (Presented by the County of Carleton Law Association, May 13, 2011)
  • Panel Participation: "Medicine For Advocates" (Presented by the County of Carleton Law Association, the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Bar Association and the University of Ottawa Faculty of Common Law, June 22, 2003)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of Upper Canada, Member
  • Canadian Bar Association, Member
  • County of Carleton Law Association, Member and former Trustee
  • The Law Society of Nunavut, Member
  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA), Former Member of Board of Directors
  • Long Term Disability Section (OTLA), Former Member
  • Medical Malpractice Section (OTLA), Former Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • University of Ottawa Faculty of Law Pro Bono Program, 2006 - 2007