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Colin completed his articles with a mid-sized insurance defence boutique in Toronto and has worked as an associate on both the Plaintiff and Defence sides of the personal injury industry. He has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court and has prepared materials for the Ontario Divisional Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal. Colin has experience with motor vehicle accident claims, including tort and accident benefits claims, occupiers' liability, medical malpractice, and long term disability disputes. 

Outside of law, Colin is passionate about physical training and philosophy. He trains regularly in Olympic weightlifting and mixed martial-arts, including Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai. He cultivates connections in his community and in Ontario more broadly, to encourage the betterment of people and the communities they live in. 



Associate, Schultz Frost LLP, Toronto (March 2021 - Present) 

Associate, Steinmetz & Associates, Toronto (April 2019 - March 2021)

Associate, Black Sutherland LLP, Toronto (June 2018 - April 2019)

Student-at-Law, Black Sutherland LLP, Toronto (July 2017 - June 2018)



Year of Call: 2018

Juris Doctor, University of Western Ontario (2017) 

Bachelor of Arts, Ryerson University (2013)



Ontario Bar Association

The Duty of Utmost Good Faith
by Colin MacDonald 2022-04-12
<p>This paper on the duty of utmost good faith in the context of auto insurance and accident benefits is to be published in the Oatley McLeish Guide for Motor Vehicle Accidents. The paper outlines the legal history of this duty, beginning with Smith v. Cooperators and proceeding to more recent cases such as Tomec v. Economical. </p> <p>It also addresses the manner in which the duty cuts both ways, with the establishment of the independent actionable wrong principle from Whiten v. Pilot, and the possibility for insureds to pay punitive damages to insurers when they breach this duty, such as in RBC General Insurance v. Field. </p> <p>The paper discusses the consumer protection purpose of accident benefits legislation in Ontario, and provides a primer on the impact of self-representation by insured persons. </p> <p>It was authored by Kadey B.J. Schultz, and Colin MacDonald, and presented at the Osgoode Certificate in Motor Vehicle Accident Law and Practice: Tort and Accident Benefits Conference on April 12, 2022</p> <p> </p>