Rachel B. Runge Associate

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2013 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 905-540-7103

Fax: +1 905-523-8098

Email: rachel.runge@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Hamilton

Rachel B. Runge

Rachel B. Runge is a civil litigation lawyer who strives to identify cost-effective and timely solutions for her clients while working to ensure they understand each step of the litigation process.

Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Rachel articled and practised at one of Canada's leading insurance defence litigation firms, where she developed a particular interest in the areas of construction negligence, professional negligence and first-party insurance claims, including Statutory Accident Benefits and long-term disability benefits. She has represented clients before the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Small Claims Court of Ontario and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal.

In addition to her work in civil litigation, Rachel has an interest in privacy and the protection of personal information in the cyber age. She offers opinions with respect to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information and third-party software.

Rachel is actively interested in professional development with a particular focus on civil procedure and the development of advocacy techniques. She has presented to legal and industry associations and her clients on various topics, including expert opinion evidence, limitation periods, and most recently, adverse costs insurance.

Rachel is a member of the executive of the Hamilton Lawyers' Club. She enjoys working with students of all levels, and has volunteered as a coach with the Hamilton Justice Education Network and as a mentor with the First Generation Network.

Outside of practising law, Rachel enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews. She is an avid cross-stitcher and when she isn't reading, she's taking in an audio book. Her travel destination of choice is Canada's east coast.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2019

    • Community
      Hamilton Lawyers' Club, Member of Executive
    • Community
      United Way, Halton & Hamilton, Sopinka Legal Luncheon Committee Member
  • 2014

    • Community
      Hamilton Justice Education Network – Mock Trial Program
  • 2013

    • Career
      Insurance Defence/Litigation Firm, Associate
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2012

    • Career
      Articling Student
    • Education
      University of Ottawa, JD
  • 2009

    • Education
      Wilfrid Laurier University, BA (Hons)


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Advocates' Society
  • Hamilton Law Association
  • Hamilton Lawyers' Club

Articles & presentations

Paper and Client Presentation: Implications of Adverse Costs Insurance (May 2019)

Paper and Presentation: Issues in Long Term Disability Litigation: Limitation Periods, Hamilton Law Association/OIAA Joint-Insurance Seminar, co-authored with B. Cook (January 2018)

Paper and Client Seminar: Letestu v. Ritlyn - Limitation Periods in claims by Residential Tenants, co-authored with B. Cook (January 2017)

Paper and Presentation: Rule 53.01 Expert Evidence, Hamilton Law Association/OIAA Joint-Insurance Seminar, co-authored with J. Fitch (March 2015)

Paper and Client Seminar: Who is an Insured?, co-authored with J.K. Trimble (October 2013)