Lianne B. Furlong

Vice President, Legal & Chief Litigation Counsel

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 serves as Vice President, Claims Legal – Aviva Canada Inc. and Chief Litigation Counsel of Aviva Trial Lawyers (ATL). She has been in this national role since 2017. Lianne is responsible for the growth, strategy, development and performance of a litigation team of 250+ employees in 10 offices across Canada. From 2015-2017 Lianne was the Assistant Vice-President and National Managing Counsel of Aviva Trial Lawyers. Lianne was responsible for the development of the ATL operating model, branding, restructuring, setting of objectives, and recent execution of expansion plans. Leveraging the benefits of a data driven approach, she has positioned Aviva Trial Lawyers to deliver significant benefits while achieving superior results for customers. 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. Her legal experience was 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)