Academy Member Inducted 2023

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Jon T. Fidler, Arbitrator & Mediator, Richmond Hill, Ontario.

Jon T. Fidler

Malach Fidler Sugar + Luxenberg LLP
30 Wertheim Court
Unit 6
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1B9
Tel: 905-889-1667
Fax: 905-889-1139
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Recognized to Ontario Chapter for:
Civil/Commercial Mediation & Arbitration

Other ADR Services: Med-Arb, Mini-Trial, Neutral Evaluation

Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced1988
  • # of MEDS (as of 28/5/24)3500
  • # of ARBS (as of 28/5/24)50
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Jon practised personal injury, negligence and insurance litigation for more than twenty years, following his call to the Ontario Bar with Honours in 1975. He was certified as a specialist in civil litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada and represented both plaintiffs and insurers at all levels of the Ontario court system.

Since graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1973, Jon has frequently lectured at universities and professional conferences. He is a past Chair of the Ontario Bar Association Insurance Law section, and a past member of the Council of the Medical-Legal Society of Metropolitan Toronto. He is a member of the Advocates’ Society, the Canadian Bar Association, the Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association, and the Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Ontario. He is also a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators and sits on their Board of Governors.

Since 1989, Jon has been actively involved mediating insurance-related disputes. He has practised full-time as a mediator and arbitrator with M + F Mediation and Arbitration Services since 1995. His mediation training includes courses at the renowned Center for Dispute Resolution in Boulder, Colorado, as well as programs in commercial and advanced mediation offered by the Canadian Dispute Resolution Corporation and the Advanced Mediation Workshop offered by the Advocates’ Society. A former member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution subcommittee of the Advocates’ Society, he was also a volunteer mediator with the Court-Annexed ADR Centre and, in addition, has served as an Executive Member of the Ontario Bar Association, ADR sub-section. He has been awarded the Chartered Mediator designation by the Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Canada and has chaired their Chartered Mediator Committee.

Jon is a past President of the International Academy of Mediators, arguably the pre-eminent practicing mediator association in the world. In 2016 Jon was the Ontario Bar Association recipient of the Award of Excellence for Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Case Experience

  • Commercial/Business
  • Contract Disputes
  • Family Businesses
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sports
  • Torts
  • Wrongful Death
  • Wrongful Dismissal


University of Toronto - B.Sc. 1970

Osgoode Hall Law School - J.D. 1973

Called to Bar of Ontario with Honours 1975

Canadian Dispute Resolution Corporation - September 1989

  • Commercial Mediation Program - September 1989
  • Advancded Mediation Program - June 1990

Center for Dispute Resolution - Boulder, Colorado

  • 5 day intensive mediation program, November 1994


ADR Associates

  • Advanced Mediation Training Program
  • Linda Singer and Michael Lewis - January 1997


Numerous other ADR courses and seminars both as a registrant and a presenter









Memberships & Affiliations


Law Society of Upper Canada

  • Canadian Bar Association
    • Member since 1970
    • Alternate Dispute Resolution Section Executive – 1993 to 1994
    • Insurance Law Section Executive 1983 to 1987
    • Vice-Chairman Insurance Law Section 1985 to 1986
    • Chairman Insurance Law Section 1986 to 1987
    • Member No-Fault Insurance Committee 1986 to 1987
    • Member of Committee to review problems in the casualty insurance industry (Thomas Committee) 1985 to 1986
    • Designated spokesperson for Canadian Bar Association Ontario on no-fault insurance
    • Representative of Canadian Bar Association Ontario before Osborne Inquiry into motor vehicle accident compensation in Ontario – 1987
  • The Advocates’ Society
    • Member ADR subcommittee 1996 to 1999
  • Medical Legal Society of Metropolitan Toronto – Member of Council – 1989 to 1992
  • Arbitration and Mediation Institutes of Canada and Ontario
  • Awarded C.Med – November 1996
  • Chairperson C.Med. Accreditation Committee 1997 to 1999
  • International Academy of Mediators (Distinguished Fellow, Member Board of Governors, Past President)

Rates Information

Minimum fee is $9,500. for 10 hours including preparation.  Hourly rate is $950.  Thereafter, extra party charges apply.

Cancellation Charges

  • between 30 days and 7 days of scheduled mediation date, there is a cancellation fee of $6,000. plus disbursements and HST
  • between 7 days and date of mediation, there is a cancellation fee of $7,500. plus disbursements and HST

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