Provided by Sonia Bjorkquist
The Advocates’ Society, Past President
International Association of Defence Counsel (IADC), Member, 2019 Trial Academy Faculty
Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) Member
Defence Research Institute (DRI) Member
Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society (TCAS) Member, former Executive Committee member
Member of Canadian, American and International Bar Associations
Toronto Lawyers Association Member
The Oppression Remedy, loose-leaf text
New Frontiers: The Oversight Role of Courts in Common Law Canada, Colloque National sur l’action Collective, Barreau du Quebec, 2017
Queen’s University, LL.B.
Sonia is Chair of Osler’s National Litigation Department and Past President of the Advocates’ Society. Sonia has extensive experience defending companies in class actions, commercial arbitration and other complex litigation, and advises clients on managing risks and cross-border issues in multi-jurisdictional cases. She defends complex product liability claims across many industry sectors. She litigates business-critical issues related to commercial agreements, construction/infrastructure contracts, directors' duties and shareholder remedies. Sonia is a key contact for Osler’s Class Action Defence Group.
Prior to joining Osler as a lawyer, Sonia clerked for the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
Sonia Bjorkquist has a wide disputes practice based in Toronto, particularly with regard to product liability litigation. Her clients include manufacturers and medical device companies.
Sonia Bjorkquist has notable experience representing clients from an array of major industries, including manufacturing, oil and gas and tobacco, in high-profile product liability class actions, with further experience advising on price-fixing disputes. She chairs the firm's national litigation group from her Toronto base.
National litigation department chair Sonia Bjorkquist is a well-respected practitioner with notable experience handling product liability class actions. She represents her clients from the firm's Toronto office.
"She is very good at providing practical and commercially minded advice."