Teresa Dufort

McMillan - Ontario

Partner

Brookfield Place, Suite 4400
181 Bay Street
Toronto, ON, M5J 2T3

+1 416 865 7145

Litigation Star


Jurisdiction:

Ontario

Practice area:

Product liability


Teresa Dufort is a partner in McMillan's Advocacy & Litigation Group, and a senior practitioner in the firm's Product Liability Defence and Regulatory and Class Action Groups. Teresa's practice is heavily focused on product liability defence and products related regulatory issues. She acts as the prime Canadian counsel to numerous Canadian, American, European and Asian manufacturers and distributors of consumer, commercial and industrial products. She has extensive experience defending class actions and both individual and commercial product liability lawsuits involving a broad range of products including motor vehicles, fire and security products, medical devices, consumer products, recreational products, construction and industrial machinery, building materials and swimming pools. She is Canada’s leading authority on the requirements of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act and the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (vehicle emissions) and a leading authority on the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act and other safety-related regulatory regimes affecting consumer and commercial products. Teresa was McMillan LLP’s CEO and Managing Partner from 2016 to 2021.

 

Updated March 2022