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David A. Tompkins - Partner

David A. Tompkins

Tel: 416.581.8204

David Tompkins is a Senior Partner at Bell Temple and has been with the firm since his Call to the Bar. He is an innovative and astute litigator, with a remarkable ability to grasp the intricacies of even the most complex and technical claims. He is regularly sought out by corporations and insurers, both national and international, to handle multi-million dollar disputes involving commercial litigation, construction claims, insurance coverage issues, and personal injury matters. David is well respected by his peers, and has been retained as defence counsel in some of the highest profile gas explosion, building collapse and concert stage catastrophe claims in the country.   

David has a long record of success on behalf of his clients in trials, appeals and applications, and at all levels of court in Ontario, including the Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court and Court of Appeal for Ontario.

Although he provides a wide variety of litigation services to his commercial, construction and insurance clients, David specializes in property claims (Water and Fire Loss), product liability, construction claims, tort motor vehicle accidents, UMC/44R claims, coverage opinions, occupiers' liability, fatality claims and Appeal matters. He is also Co-Chair of the firm's Property/Subrogation Group and the Appellate Advocacy Group.




York University - Political Science 1975

Osgoode Hall Law School - LL.B. 1978


Law Society of Upper Canada
Canadian Bar Association
Toronto Lawyers' Association
Canadian Defence Lawyers
Defense Research Institute (US)

Appeals Class Actions Construction Claims Coverage Opinions Employment Law - Wrongful Dismissal Environmental Contamination - Oil Spills/Leaks Insurance Law Motor Vehicle - Defence - Plaintiff Municipal Liability Occupiers' Liability Personal Injury and Casualty Product Liability Property Subrogation