Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Alfred Kwinter portrait

Alumnus Alfred Kwinter, JD 1970, is the 2015 recipient of the Ontario Bar Association’s Excellence in Insurance Law Award.

This award recognizes exemplary members for outstanding achievements and distinguished service to enhancements in insurance law through advocacy, teaching, writing or legislative reform, professional leadership and maintaining the highest standards in the field.

Kwinter is co-founder of personal injury firm Singer Kwinter, one of Canada's top personal injury boutique firms. He has appeared at all levels of the court, including at the Supreme Court of Canada, where he fought successfully for the plaintiff in the landmark decision of Oldfield v. Transamerica Insurance Company, and also won $2.5M for punitive damages—a Canadian record.

He’s a certified specialist in civil litigation, a past director of the Advocates Society, an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, a mooting assessor for the Arnup Cup, and mooting judge at the U of T Faculty of Law, among other community activities. He’s a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice and the American Bar Association.

In 2014, Kwinter was honoured with the H. Bruce Hillyer Award by the OTLA in recognition of his significant contributions to civil justice, individual rights and trial advocacy expertise.

The OBA award will be presented at a dinner on June 9, 2015.