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Steven Atkinson, Mediator, London, Ontario.

Steven Atkinson

Harrison Pensa, LLP
450 Talbot St.
London, ON N6A 5J6
Tel: (519) 661-6763
Cell: (519) 859-9660
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Recognized to Ontario Chapter for:
Civil/Commercial Mediation

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  • Practice Commenced: 2012
  • Total Mediations (as of Dec 2021): 400
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Steven J. Atkinson is a partner with the HARRISON PENSA's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group and one of the firm's Co-managing Partners. Steve has a diverse litigation practice with over 25 years experience. He works for individuals and corporations of all sizes, including insurance companies and has been successful before all levels of the Courts in Ontario.  Steve has repeatedly been recognized by his peers in both "Best Lawyers in Canada" and "Canadian L'expert Directory".  Whatever the case or whoever the client, Steve prides himself on his personal involvement with his clients and his result-oriented approach to litigation.  

Steve's mediation practice takes him all over the Province of Ontario.  Since the Covid-19 Pandemic hit, the majority of the mediations are taking place on-line and Steve is comfortable using any of the more commonly used virtual platforms.  He is often hired to act as a Mediator to assist with disputes regarding a variety of issues including tort, accident benefits, disability, life insurance, professional liability and a broad range of contractual/commercial disputes. During the mediation process, he is able to use his diverse experience as a litigator, as well as his training at the Harvard Negotiation Institute to help the parties engage in a constructive discussion of the relevant issues. His mediation clients often comment on his tenacity and willingness to work hard to find a way to get the claim resolved.  He has conducted in excess of 500 mediations.


Case Experience

  • Accounting
  • Architecture
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Competition Act
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Copyrights
  • Disability Claims
  • E-Commerce
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Estates & Trusts
  • Expropriation
  • Government/Municipalities
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Torts
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wrongful Death
  • Wrongful Dismissal


  • 2012 Harvard Law School, Harvard Negotiation Institute (Certificate -
    Mediating Disputes)
  • 1992-1993 Law Society of Upper Canada, Bar Admission Course
  • 1989-1992 University of Manitoba, Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) (Dean’s Honour List)
  • 1985-1989 University of Western Ontario, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Middlesex Law Association
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute Ontario
  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals (formerly)
  • Best Lawyers in Canada
  • Canadian L'expert Directory
  • Canadian Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

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