Jennifer Stirton

519-672-2108 ext. 246


Samantha Scott
519-672-2108 ext. 224

Law Clerk

Kathy Witmer
519-672-2108 ext. 235

Law Clerk

Teresa Thorogood
519-672-2108 ext. 236

Jennifer Stirton is a partner at McCall Dawson LLP.  Jennifer graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor Science Degree in 1999.  She attended Osgoode Hall Law School and graduated in 2002 in the top nine percent of her class.   Jennifer was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2003.  She articled and practiced at a national firm in Toronto until 2005, when she joined McCall Dawson.  Jennifer represents insurers and municipalities in many areas of litigation including personal injury actions, property damage claims and coverage opinions.  Jennifer has extensive experience conducting examinations for discovery, mediations, contested motions and appeals, tribunal hearings and trials. 


Selected Decisions

Court of Appeal for Ontario

  • Horgan v. Tanktek Environmental Services Ltd. (2009) – Plaintiffs’ appeal from dismissal of motion to add parties after expiry of limitation period dismissed.  Costs awarded to the defendant. 

Superior Court of Justice

  • George v. Guelph Police Service et al. (2016) – Plaintiff’s action for negligent investigation by police dismissed on motion for summary judgment.  Costs awarded to the defendant. 

  • Martin v. Chelmak (2015) – Plaintiff’s motion to remove matter from jury trial list shortly before trial dismissed.  Costs awarded to the defendants.

  • Steadman v. The Corporation of the County of Lambton (2014) – Plaintiffs’ damages claim reduced by 54% at trial.

  • Dereza v. The Corporation of the City of London (2013) – Defendants’ motion to compel plaintiff to attend medical assessment granted.  Costs awarded to the defendants.

Small Claims Court

  • Hagan v. Sarnia Police Services (2013) – Plaintiff’s action for damages caused by excessive use of force by police during arrest dismissed at trial.  Costs awarded to the defendants.

  • Austin v. Sylvester (2009) – Plaintiff’s action for unlawful arrest and excessive force used by police during arrest dismissed at trial.  Costs awarded to the defendant.

  • Keith v. City of London (2007) – Plaintiff’s action for damages caused by fluoridation of the municipal water supply dismissed at trial.  Costs awarded to the defendant.


  • 2147945 Ontario Limited and Chatham-Kent Fire Department et al. (2013) – Appeal to Fire Safety Commission from Orders issued by Chatham-Kent Fire Inspector dismissed.  

  • Decision No. 2675/08 (2008) – Application to Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal for declaration that plaintiff’s action was statute-barred granted. 

Conference Presentations and Seminars

  • Ombudsman Oversight of Complaints Against Municipalities (September 2016), 2016 Risk Management Symposium presented by LAS and Frank Cowan Company, Orillia

  • The Role of Expert Witnesses in Litigation (February 2016), Institute of Rehabilitation and Training (IRET), Toronto

  • The Importance of Record-Keeping in Litigation (October 2015), Tri-County Road Supervisors Meeting hosted by The County of Elgin, Shedden

  • Road Authority Liability: Statutory Duties, Defences and Challenges in Defending Municipal Road Claims (June 2015), Webinar Series for Municipal Councillors hosted by Frank Cowan Company

  • From Schenck to Steadman: Examining Tortious Liability in Nuisance and How to Avoid Claims (May 2015), Provincial-Municipal Government Liability Conference, The Canadian Institute, Toronto

  • Winter Sidewalk Maintenance (October 2014), Norfolk County Winter Control Meeting, Vittoria

  • Amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure Effective January 1, 2010 (December 2009), Society of Public Insurance Administrators of Ontario Annual Conference, Mississauga