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Amy Pressman


Amy Pressman practises in the areas of advocacy, environmental law and regulatory compliance. ‎

Amy advises clients in a broad range of industries and represents clients in litigation and advisory ‎matters relating to breach of contract, product liability, environmental law, insurance and regulatory non-‎compliance. She also has experience seeking and opposing injunctive relief and in conducting judicial ‎reviews. Amy frequently acts as a trusted advisor to clients in relation to product safety and crisis ‎management‎.‎

Amy has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, including the Ontario Court of Appeal. She has ‎also appeared before the Federal Court of Appeal, the British Columbia Supreme Court and the British ‎Columbia Court of Appeal.‎

Amy is a frequent presenter at industry events and conferences and was selected as a Litigation Lawyer ‎to Watch by Lexpert®. ‎


    • Selkirk Mountain Forest Limited v. British Columbia (Registrar of Timber Marks) 2019 BSCS 1226.‎
    • Douglas v. Stan Fergusson Fuels, 2016 ONSC 442 (Ont. Div. Ct) , 2018 ONCA 192 (Ont CA), leave to ‎appeal to SCC refused [2018] S.C.C.A.. No. 141
    • Joshi v. Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, 2015 ONSC 1001 (Ont Div. Ct.) 
    • Imperial Oil and Devon Estates v. 1367490 Ontario Inc. et al. (3 April 2013), Toronto, CV-13-475724 (Ont Sup Ct) 
    • Pye Bros. Fuels Ltd. v. Imperial Oil, 2012 ONCA 153, 2012 CarswellOnt 2577, 20 C.P.C. (7th) 1, [2012] I.L.R. I-5263; leave to appeal refused (September 20, 2012), Doc 34820, 2012 CarswellOnt 11634, 2012 CarswellOnt 11635 (S.C.C.) (September 2012) 
    • Niagara Gorge Jet Boating Ltd. v. Axa Canada Inc., 80 O.R. (3d) 211, 34 C.C.L.I. (4th) 268, 2006 CarswellOnt 976, [2006] I.L.R. I-4491 (S.C.J.) 
    • Bay Ocean Management Inc. v. Gravel and Lake Services Ltd. (2002), 234 F.T.R. 320 (Fed. C.A.)
    • English
    • LL.M., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2009
    • J.D., University of Toronto, 1996
    • B.Sc., (First Class Honours) McGill University, 1993


    • Legal 500 Canada (Dispute Resolution), 2019
    • Litigation Lawyer to Watch, Lexpert®’s 2012 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada
    • Finalist, Lexpert® Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40, 2011


    • Bi-Weekly publications of Food and Beverage News and Trends, 2022
    • The correct procedure for Charter Claims in British Columbia, 16 September 2022
    • Deadline fast approaching for existing users of groundwater in British Columbia to apply for license under the Water ‎Sustainability Act , 3 February 2022
    • Co-Author, "Addressing the sustainability imperative", DLA Insurance Report, Autumn 2020
    • Co-Author Chapter 8‎ - Recent Developments in ‎Asbestos, Talc, Silica, Tobacco, and E-‎cigarette/Vaping Litigation in the U.S. and Canada


    • Speaker, From Pandemic to Endemic: Respiratory Illness and the Workforce 2023
    • Speaker, Covid-19 Measures in Canadian Courts‎ 2022
    • Panelist, Women in Business Law 2022
    • Speaker, CLE BC Human Rights Conference, 2021
    • Moderator, June 2021 BC Court Libraries “COVID and the Law”
    • Panelist, “The Business of Transport Undertakings: Issues for Corporate Lawyers”, 2016 Annual Conference of the Canadian Transport Lawyers Association, Sep 24, 2016
    • Speaker, "Technology Transfer: Tips, Traps and Best Practices," CanGEA Technology Transfer Conference, June 23, 2016.

    Memberships And Affiliations

    • Member, The Advocate's Society
    • Member, Canadian Bar Association
    • Member, Vancouver Bar Association
    • Member, Ontario Bar Association
    • Member, Women's Law Association of Ontario
    • Member, Women's Executive Network (WXN)
    • Member, Women in Food Industry Management (WFIM)