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Jeff Morris, Mediator, Toronto, Ontario.

Jeff Morris

Jeff Morris Mediation
#1007 - 3230 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON, M4N 3P6
Tel: (416) 518-8774
Cell: (416) 518-8774
Fax: (416) 487-8694
Website: www.jeffmorrismediation.com
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Recognized to Ontario Chapter for:
Civil/Commercial Mediation

Video Conferencing
Available
  • Practice Commenced: 2001
  • Total Mediations (as of Oct 2020): 3000
Practice Percentages

Biographical

Jeff Morris has dedicated himself full time to providing mediation services since 2004. He has extensive experience in mediating over 3,000 cases, including complex, multiparty commercial, real estate and tort litigation disputes.

In 2018, Jeff received a CEDR Accreditation,  internationally recognized as the standard of excellence for mediators from the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, London, UK

Jeff is known to be persistent and hard-working and takes an active role by sharing his thoughts and assessment appropriately,  focusing on the "key" issues necessary to reach a deal.  He has the important qualities required in a mediator, such as the ability to understand complex issues,  problem-solve,  trustworthiness, and strong inter-personal skills.  He is adept at bringing litigants and parties with divergent points of view together — yet  in a balanced and fair manner.

Jeff is in high demand as a mediator because, in addition to proven mediation skills, he has extensive subject matter expertise in a number of areas that enhances his effectiveness as a mediator. Those areas include real estate (including professional liability, landlord-tenant, title insurance, mortgages and environmental), commercial law (including many types of business disputes),  insurance law, construction, condominiums, employment disputes, property damage claims,  transportation, construction, bankruptcy and wills and estates.

With the suspension of in person mediations in 2020, Jeff moved his mediation practice  entirely to an online format using Zoom, Cisco Webex and Microsoft Teams. Jeff recently co-authored an in-depth publication for the ADR Institute of Ontario about online video mediations and understands how adapt the process to achieve results comparable to in person cases.


Case Experience

  • Accounting
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Insolvency
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums/Strata
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Copyrights
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Environmental
  • Estates & Trusts
  • Franchise
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Police
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Taxation
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wrongful Dismissal

Education

PAPERS, PRESENTATIONS & TRAINING

 

ADR INSTITUTE OF ONTARIO,
Co-author: “Online Video Mediation” (2020)

STRAUS INSTITUTE FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION, Pepperdine University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA.
“Advanced Mediation Certificate” (2019)

CEDR ACCREDITED MEDIATOR, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, International Dispute Resolution Centre, London, UK.
“CEDR Mediator Skills Training” (2018)

STRAUS INSTITUTE FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION, Pepperdine University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA.
“Mediator Boot Camp” (2014)

PRESENTER, CANADIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE/ADR INSTITUTE OF CANADA, “Marketing your ADR Practice” (2013)

PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR, ADR INSTITUTE OF ONTARIO, “Building a Successful Mediation Practice” (2013)

STRAUS INSTITUTE FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION, Pepperdine University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA.
“Mediating in the Red Zone” (2011)

VERMONT LAW SCHOOL, Professional Skills Program, Vermont
“Advanced Mediation: Skills and Techniques” (2010)

PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, Advanced Mediation Program, Los Angeles, CA.
“Mediating Employment, Personal Injury and Professional Liability Cases” (2009)

PUBLISHED ARTICLE FOR THE ADR INSTITUTE OF ONTARIO
“Mandatory Mediation – Changes and Update 2010”

PUBLISHED MEDIATION ARTICLE FOR CONDOBUSINESS MAGAZINE
Unit changes and upgrade disputes: why they don’t get resolved“ (December, 2009)

PUBLISHED MEDIATION ARTICLE FOR CONDOBUSINESS MAGAZINE
“Noise, Dogs & Décor: Resolving resident conflicts quickly and efficiently“ ( May, 2008)

PRESENTER, LAW SOCIETY OF UPPER CANADA “The Six-Minute Debtor-Creditor Lawyer” conference.
“Creative Strategies for Mediating Collection Cases Under the New Practice Direction” (2005)

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION, Boston, MASS.
“Preventing and Resolving Family and Family-Business Disputes” (2004)

ADR INSTITUTE OF ONTARIO. Toronto, ON
Wrongful Dismissal Seminar (2004)

SMALL CLAIMS COURT, Halifax, NS
Mediation mentoring project (2003)

UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR – STITT FELD HANDY, Toronto, ON
Advanced ADR Workshop Certificate (2002)

DALHOUSIE LAW SCHOOL – HENSON COLLEGE, Halifax, NS
Advanced Mediation Training Certificate (2001)

ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY, Halifax, NS
Basic Mediation Certificate (2000)


Memberships & Affiliations

*ADR Institute of Ontario
*Law Society of Ontario
*Nova Scotia Barristers' Society


Rates Information

Please call 416.518.8774 for details.

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