Martin was called to the Ontario Bar in 2017 and obtained a Juris Doctor from Bond University in Australia’s Gold Coast. Prior to attending law school, Martin obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Studies and English Literature from Queen’s University.
Prior to joining Schultz Frost, Martin worked exclusively in the area of plaintiff personal injury litigation and applies his experience and knowledge to providing insightful and effective legal analysis in his insurance defence practice. Martin has appeared before the LAT, the Ontario Court of Justice and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on behalf of his clients.
Outside of the office, Martin enjoys playing hockey and golf and spending quality time with family and friends. Martin is fluent in Latvian and is a member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.
Associate, Schultz Frost LLP, Toronto (2019 – present)
Associate, D’Alessio Romero Law Firm, Vaughn (2018-2019)
Associate, Blott Law, Toronto (2017-2018)
Student-at-Law, Blott Law, Toronto (2017)
Year of call: 2017
Juris Doctor J.D., Bond University (2015)
Honours Bachelor of Arts B.A. (English Literature and Political Studies), Queen’s University (2012)
Ontario Bar Association
Toronto Lawyers Association
The Court of Appeal set aside a LAT decision upheld on Reconsideration as well as in the Divisional Court in a decision released November 8, 2019 - in doing so, they ruled that an insured person may argue that they did not "discover" the right to make a claim (due to a MIG or CAT finding, for example) and therefore the limitation period did not run.
A recent decision by Arbitrator Ken Bialkowski challenges the accepted practice of claimaint independent adjuster fees following a successful priority dispute transfer of an accident benefits claim. Absent unusual circumstances, IA fees are seen as the "cost of doing business" and not unjust enrichment.