Marcus Knapp


Renaissance man? Multi-tasker? Legal encyclopedia? “Breadth”, rather, is the perfect word to describe Marcus’s litigation strength. Right out of the gate, Marcus saw the broadest range of law as a clerk at the Court of Appeal for Ontario, where he gained insight into the inner workings of the judicial process, which knowledge he now brings to bear on behalf of his clients. Subsequently, Marcus spent almost a decade honing broad-based commercial litigation experience and another near-decade at an insurance litigation boutique, helping insurers address all of their legal needs. With an arsenal of skills and knowledge built from this diverse background, Marcus assures us that he wants to spend the coming decades helping his clients with their problems, whatever they may be: there are certainly few legal issues he hasn’t encountered, and he welcomes new and novel problems, if they arise. Marcus’s goal is to provide the best client service possible, with a keen eye to finding practical and cost-effective solutions. Outside of tackling whatever legal issue comes his way, he loves to cook (often deploying the latest kitchen technology) and travel (Italy is a favourite destination, and he can now parlare un po’).


  • Insurance matters (CGL, E&O, D&O, auto, coverage, subrogation)
  • Transportation (motor vehicle defence, cargo claims, loss transfer, subrogated claims)
  • Real estate and construction litigation

Representative Cases

  • Defended a Managing General Agency in an action concerning the lapse of a $15 million life insurance policy
  • Defended a branch manager for a mutual fund dealer in an action concerning a large investment fraud conducted by an investment advisor
  • Acted on behalf of a large sports and entertainment provider with respect to a range of personal injury and property claims
  • Acted on behalf of a national fitness club chain with respect to a range of personal injury and property claims
  • Argued motion relating to the rental priority provisions of the Insurance Act: Nguyet v. King, 2010 ONSC 5506 (CanLII). (The court’s central finding was not challenged on appeal.)

Education & Community Involvement

  • B.A. (Political Science), University of Toronto (1994)
  • M.A. (Political Science), University of Toronto (1996)
  • LL.B., University of Toronto (1999) (Ranked first in first year, first in second year, second in third year, medalist in graduating class)
  • OBA Insurance Section Executive: Chair (2019-2010), Vice-Chair (2018-2019)
  • Regular volunteer at the Law Help Ontario clinic run by Pro Bono Law Ontario
  • Call to Bar: 2001 (Ontario)




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