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 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.  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. 

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. 

Career & Recognition

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  • 2019

    • Community
       2019
      Hamilton Lawyers’ Club, Member of Executive
    • Community
       2019
      United Way, Halton & Hamilton, Sopinka Legal Luncheon Committee Member
  • 2014

    • Community
       2014
      Hamilton Justice Education Network – Mock Trial Program
  • 2013

    • Career
       2013
      Insurance Defence/Litigation Firm, Associate
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2013
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2012

    • Career
       2012
      Articling Student
    • Education
       2012
      University of Ottawa, JD
  • 2009

    • Education
       2009
      Wilfrid Laurier University, BA (Hons)

Memberships

  • 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)