Academy Member Inducted 2023
Recognized to Ontario Chapter for:
Civil/Commercial Mediation & Arbitration
Other ADR Services: Med-Arb
- Practice Commenced: 2001
- Total Mediations (as of Feb 2023): 1600
- Total Arbitrations (as of Feb 2023): 135
Shari has been involved in private practice as a mediator and arbitrator since 2001. She was appointed to various tribunals and served as an Adjudicator for eight years prior to that. She is known for her ability to establish a close rapport with counsel and parties of all backgrounds, quickly putting people at ease. She is a creative problem solver who uses her extensive experience to help parties resolve complicated disputes efficiently.
Shari is one of the pre-eminent arbitrators in Ontario in the area of Priority Disputes and Loss Transfer cases between insurers. She has authored over 130 decisions, many of which are cited by judges and other arbitrators on the interpretation of various statutory and regulatory provisions, and complex procedural questions. She has been the managing partner of Alternative Resolution Group for the last several years, which has been selected by Canadian Lawyer magazine as one of the Top Ten Arbitration Chambers in Canada since 2015.
Shari has conducted numerous multi-party mediations over the course of her career involving complex issues of negligence, tort law, sexual harassment, as well as disputes under the SABS. She also mediates disputes over disability claims, wrongful dismissals, and other employment-related matters. She has been invited to speak at numerous conferences and programs on both insurance and employment-related issues. She is equally comfortable mediating and arbitrating in person or virtually, on various platforms.
When Shari is not embroiled in resolving disputes or writing decisions, she spends as much time as she can skiing down steep mountains, cycling up hills, hiking and scuba diving.
- Contract Disputes
- Disability Claims
- Human Rights Act
- Medical Malpractice
- Personal Injury
- Product Liability
- Professional Malpractice
- Sexual Harassment
- Workplace Rights
- Wrongful Death
- Wrongful Dismissal
- The University of Western Ontario, Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
- McGill University, Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.)
- Universite de Nice, (Nice, France)
Memberships & Affiliations
Shari served as an Executive member of the ADR Section of the Ontario Bar Association for 3 years, and has participated as a guest speaker on numerous panels at conferences sponsored by the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Toronto Medico - Legal Society, the Advocates Sociey, the Insurance, Employment and ADR sections of the OBA and the Canadian Defence Lawyers association.
Fees charged differ depending on the nature of the dispute - please contact my office for details.