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Lawrence Herman, Mediator, Toronto, Ontario.

Lawrence Herman

Herman Mediations
400 Walmer Road
Suite 1203
Toronto, ON M5P 2X7
Tel: (416) 781-6442
Cell: (416)804-6441
Fax: (416) 781-4859
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Recognized to Ontario Chapter for:
Civil/Commercial Mediation

Other ADR Services: ADR Systems Design, ADR Training Services, Facilitation, Fact Finding, Insurance Umpire, Neutral Evaluation

Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced2000
  • # of MEDS (as of 20/7/24)1200
  • # of ARBS (as of 20/7/24) 
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


 A lawyer called to the Bar of Quebec and the Law Society of Ontario, Lawrence started his mediation practice in 2002 after a successful career practicing law in both Toronto and Montreal for over 20 years. Prior to opening his firm, Lawrence conducted close to 600 mediations as a statutory mediator of motor vehicle accident benefits claims with the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. He was subsequently retained by the global insurer Allianz to represent it in motor vehicle accident benefits mediations and arbitrations. Lawrence has published articles on practice issues for ADR professionals and mediation counsel in the ADR Newsletters of the Ontario Bar Association and the ADR Institute of Ontario. Lawrence served as the insurance mediation course instructor in the Humber College Advanced ADR Certificate Program. He is a Chartered Mediator and serves on the Board of Directors of the ADR Institute of Ontario.

From 1988-1999, Lawrence was National Bank of Canada’s Assistant General Counsel, Ontario and Western Canada. As a key member of the Bank’s senior management team and its lead in-house counsel for its operations in Canada outside Quebec, Lawrence was responsible for the successful resolution of high profile court cases through his negotiation skills resulting in many quality and enduring settlements. Interested in learning about and applying cutting edge methodologies to settle business disputes, Lawrence studied alternative dispute resolution at the postgraduate level and received his LL.M.(ADR) from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1998. From 1983 to 1987, Lawrence was counsel in the Royal Bank of Canada Law Department. He practiced in diverse areas relating to financial services and banking litigation, representing the Royal Bank in legal proceedings and settlement negotiations of complex claims. 

Case Experience

  • Accounting
  • Arts & Fashion Sector
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Insolvency
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Consumer Rights
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Disability Claims
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas/Nuclear)
  • Entertainment
  • Estates & Trusts
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Government/Municipalities
  • Industrial
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Internet
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Libel & Slander
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mining
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions / ERISA
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Public Utilities
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Taxation
  • Telecommunications
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Wrongful Death
  • Wrongful Dismissal


  • LL.M. in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, 1998
  • LL.B., Faculty of Law, McGill University, Montreal, 1976
  • B.C.L., Faculty of Law, McGill University, Montreal, 1975

Memberships & Affiliations

  • The Law Society of Upper Canada
  • ADR Institute of Ontario, Chartered Mediator and Director, Board of Directors (2013-2021)

Rates Information

My rate is $600 plus HST for a 2 party 1/2 day mediation conducted in Metro Toronto. A $75 premium is charged for each additional separately represented party. My hourly fee for time extension is $400. If the mediation will be scheduled for full-day or a full day extension is requested prior to the start of the mediation, my full day rate is $1,400 plus HST and a $100 premium if applicable as per above. 

Scheduling expenses are only charged for in person mediations. There are no scheduling charges for online mediations (I use Zoom Pro), and parties/counsel do not require a Zoom account.

I do not charge cancellation fees upon receipt of written cancellation notice no later than 10 business days prior to the mediation date.

Please contact me for further fee information regarding mediations to be held outside Metro Toronto .

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