Lianne B. Furlong

Vice President, Legal & Chief Litigation Counsel

4800 – 100 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario, M5X 2A2

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 2001

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Saskatchewan, College of Law – (1999), Graduated “with distinction”- Class Standing: top 15%
  • Bachelor of Arts in English, University of Western Ontario, Huron College – (1996)
  • O.S.S.D., Havergal College – (1985 – 1992)

Professional Accreditations and Affiliations

  • University of Saskatchewan, College of Law - First place standing in Professional Responsibility
  • University of Saskatchewan, College of Law - Law Society Prize [Scholarship] in Professional Responsibility
  • University of Saskatchewan, College of Law - Second place standing in Family Law I
  • University of Saskatchewan, College of Law - P.E. MacKenzie Scholarship
  • University of Saskatchewan, College of Law - Member of the Saskatchewan Law Review Editorial Board
  • University of Saskatchewan, College of Law - Saskatchewan Law Review Honour
  • The Advocates' Society
  • The Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Defence Lawyers

About Lawyer

Lianne B. Furlong is the Vice President, Legal & Chief Litigation Counsel of Aviva Trial Lawyers. In this role, she is responsible for the performance of all offices nationally. From 2015-2017 Lianne was the Assistant Vice-President and National Managing Counsel of Aviva Trial Lawyers. Lianne joined Aviva as Counsel in April 2009 and later became Managing Counsel and Senior Managing Counsel in 2012 and 2013 respectively. Lianne was in private practice for 8 years before joining Aviva. In 1999, Lianne graduated, with distinction, from the University of Saskatchewan - College of Law. Since then, her legal experience has been exclusively in civil litigation, and in particular, in the area of insurance defence. She has appeared before the Ontario Court of Appeal and has conducted both jury and non-jury trials as co-counsel and lead counsel. In addition, Lianne has attended on numerous complex interlocutory and final motions. She has provided legal service to many insurance companies on a wide range of areas, including: motor vehicle tort actions, personal injury, property damage, subrogation claims, coverage issues, life and disability insurance issues, sexual assault, livestock coverage issues, condominium insurance claims, slip and fall claims, fire loss and fraudulent claims.

Notable Cases

  • Lockhard v. Quiroz, 2006 CanLII 81801 (ON CA)

Personal Interests

When out of the office, Lianne best enjoys time with her two amazing sons. She also keeps active with figuring skating and both snow and water skiing.