Jennifer Dent 

Counsel

Jennifer Dent

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

t: 416.945.8002
e: jennifer.dent@mcmillan.ca

overview

Jennifer spent a decade practicing civil litigation at McMillan LLP before taking several years off to raise her children.  She has recently returned to the firm in the role of Counsel, providing support to the class action practice group.  Her practice focuses on the defence of products liability claims in class proceedings involving many different types of consumer products.  Jennifer has trial and motion experience, as well as significant discovery and mediation experience.

Before returning to McMillan LLP, Jennifer gained valuable work experience as in-house counsel at a leading insurance company and strengthened her litigation management skills in a variety of contract roles.  Jennifer has particular expertise managing litigation on a nation-wide basis for companies with a high-volume of similar claims.

As an adjunct instructor at Queen’s Law School and Osgoode Hall, Jennifer has taught courses in alternative dispute resolution.

For the past several years, Jennifer has been a Community Leader with the Promise Campaign for St. Joseph’s Health Centre, raising funds to improve healthcare in Toronto’s west end communities.  Jennifer has also volunteered with Metro Mothers’ Network leading a support group for mothers in her Toronto neighbourhood.

Education

  • University of Toronto, LLB - 1997
  • Huron College, University of Western Ontario, BA - 1994

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Ontario bar - 1999

Practices

litigation
dispute resolution
class actions
product liability

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer Community Leader, St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Promise Campaign, 2016 to present
  • Group Leader, Metro Mothers Network, Roncesvalles Chapter, 2012
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Jennifer spent a decade practicing civil litigation at McMillan LLP before taking several years off to raise her children.  She has recently returned to the firm in the role of Counsel, providing support to the class action practice group.  Her practice focuses on the defence of products liability claims in class proceedings involving many different types of consumer products.  Jennifer has trial and motion experience, as well as significant discovery and mediation experience.

Before returning to McMillan LLP, Jennifer gained valuable work experience as in-house counsel at a leading insurance company and strengthened her litigation management skills in a variety of contract roles.  Jennifer has particular expertise managing litigation on a nation-wide basis for companies with a high-volume of similar claims.

As an adjunct instructor at Queen’s Law School and Osgoode Hall, Jennifer has taught courses in alternative dispute resolution.

For the past several years, Jennifer has been a Community Leader with the Promise Campaign for St. Joseph’s Health Centre, raising funds to improve healthcare in Toronto’s west end communities.  Jennifer has also volunteered with Metro Mothers’ Network leading a support group for mothers in her Toronto neighbourhood.

  • Adjunct Instructor, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Queen’s University (2003-2004) and Osgoode Hall (2005)