Susan Gunter has been a partner at the Toronto Litigation firm of Dutton Brock LLP since 2000. She holds an LL.M in Civil Litigation from Osgoode Hall Law School. Her litigation practice in defence of domestic and international corporations and insurers focuses on professional and general liability casualty claims. Susan is recognized in the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of Insurance Law and in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as Repeatedly Recommended for Personal Injury - Represents Defendants.
Susan serves as the Chair of the DRI – Voice of the Defense Bar’s Center for Law and Public Policy Globalization Working Group focusing on law profession regulation, privacy law and law-tech initiatives. As Director for DRI, Susan was the Board Liaison for the International Committee and Chair of DRI for Life - the committee on lawyer wellness. Susan is a member of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, the Canadian Association for Legal Ethics, and the Toronto Civil Bench and Bar Committee. Susan is Past President of the Canadian Defence Lawyers, CDL Director 2004-2017, a current member of the CDL Public Policy Secretariat, Women’s Caucus and Diversity & Inclusion Committee as well as a Director of the Canadian Defence Lawyers Foundation. She is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel and Association of Defense and Trial Attorneys. Susan is a past Director of the Advocates’ Society (TAS), Past Co-Chair of its Personal Injury Practice Group, member of its Civil Trials Task Force and current certified TAS skills instructor in adult education.
She has authored legal journal articles for the Annual Review of Civil Litigation, the Advocates’ Quarterly and articles for DRI’s For the Defense magazine. She lectures in Canada, the United States and in Europe to lawyers’ and trade associations on tort, insurance and procedural law, privacy legislation, women in the legal profession, diversity & inclusion, lawyer regulation, law profession reform and lawyers’ wellness topics.