Our Team

Marcus B. Snowden

Principal

Direct: 416.363.3343

Email: marcus@snowdenlaw.ca

Marcus was called to the Ontario bar in 1990 and the Manitoba bar in 2006. Over the last two decades, Marcus has developed a practice focused on providing clients with insurance coverage-related services. He has represented clients at both trial and on appeal. He speaks regularly on coverage-related themes at industry and professional association programs. He co-authors Annotated Commercial General Liability Policy, a leading Canadian insurance law text first published in 1997 and updated annually. Marcus is the inaugural chair of the Canadian Defence Lawyer association’s Insurance Coverage Law committee, has chaired the CDL’s annual insurance coverage symposium, and is a long-standing supporter of the Defence Research Institute, Inc. as an active member of the DRI’s Insurance Law Committee.

Marcus is a member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel and the American College of Coverage Counsel.

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Sébastien A. Kamayah

Associate

Direct: 416.363.9050

Email: sebastien@snowdenlaw.ca

Sébastien was called to the Ontario bar in 2011, starting with the coverage group of a well-respected mid-sized Toronto firm before joining us to continue his coverage practice. Sébastien is fluently bilingual, earning both common law and civil law degrees from the University of Ottawa. While earning those degrees, he was awarded the Bereskin & Parr Prize and Odutola & Co. Intellectual Property Book Prize. His contract law and research skills were recognized early on. He served as a Contracts Law tutor, faculty research assistant and assistant editor of the Ottawa Law Review. Sébastien also spent a summer in London (UK) at University College London as part of Georgetown University Law Center’s 2008 Summer Program. He has supervised research work on and continues to provide editorial assistance to the co-authors of Annotated Commercial General Liability Policy.


Eric Zadro

Associate

Direct: 416.363.3313 ext. 202

Email: eric@snowdenlaw.ca

Eric was called to the bar of Ontario in 2012. Before joining Snowden Law in 2018, he practiced at a prominent Toronto insurance litigation firm, where his experience included acting for insurers on property, casualty, product liability, transportation and construction loss claims. He has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal. Eric is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, where he was an editor with the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review and volunteered at a community legal aid clinic. A committed advocate, he enjoys assisting clients with all manner of insurance coverage matters.


Pearl Rombis

Senior Counsel

Direct: 416.363.3353

Email: pearl@snowdenlaw.ca

Pearl completed her LL.B. at Osgoode Hall Law School. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1994. In 2014, she completed Osgoode Hall’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop. Since 2016, Pearl has acted as a Coach and Advisor for the Law Society’s Coach and Advisor Network - coaching and mentoring young litigators. Since her call to the Bar, Pearl has always practiced in civil and commercial litigation. She is a passionate and assertive litigator, both in a courtroom and in a boardroom. She has appeared at all levels of court in Ontario, including the Superior Court, Toronto’s Commercial List, the Divisional Court, and the Court of Appeal. She has also represented diverse commercial and personal clients at over one hundred mediations, using her persuasive negotiation skills to obtain favourable results for her clients. Pearl’s litigation practice has focused on insurance law and insurance defence since 2004. Her clients have included insurers and re-insurers (Canadian, US, and UK), corporations and self-insured corporations, professionals defending negligence claims, and individuals. Prior to joining Snowden LLP, Pearl worked at two downtown Toronto insurance litigation firms. She was then senior claims counsel at two property & casualty insurers. During her insurance career, she has defended a wide array of complex and large loss claims, including casualty, property, and professional liability claims. Her past caseload has included motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, occupiers’ liability, tavern liability, municipal and road design liability, product liability, construction and contractor negligence, defamation, property damage, fire and water losses, railway derailments, aviation and marine claims, environmental contamination, and sexual abuse, amongst others. Her experience as in-house counsel provides her with invaluable insight into the operations and needs of our Canadian insurer clients. As in-house counsel, Pearl has spoken at continuing legal education and risk management seminars for junior counsel, claims & litigation specialists, and commercial insurance brokers. Pearl is a member of Canadian Defence Lawyers and its Women’s Caucus.


Akash Brijpaul

Junior Associate

Direct: 416.363.3313 ext. 203

Email: akash@snowdenlaw.ca

Akash was called to the Ontario bar in 2016, practicing law at a Bay Street boutique litigation firm before joining Snowden Law as a research associate. In Fall, 2017 Akash returned to Snowden Law to pursue his passion for coverage law. Akash has a J.D. from the University of Western Ontario, where he worked as an editor of the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence and served as a director of a large non-profit corporation. Akash currently serves as treasurer of a second non-profit organization and aspires to serve coverage clients by keeping up to date on all aspects of coverage law.


For those who have worked with Brad Wells over the last few years, you know his loyal and consistent counsel owed much to a combination of lawyering skills and pre-law practical background as a broker. After much thought, Brad has decided to return to his roots at the Purves Redmond Limited brokerage as in-house counsel. Snowden Law, Coverage Counsel will continue to provide the same level of loyal and consistent service to our clients and we wish Brad all the best in his new role.

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