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Steven Atkinson, Mediator, London, Ontario.

Steven Atkinson

Harrison Pensa, LLP
130 Dufferin Avenue
Suite 1101
London, ON N6A 5R2
Tel: (519) 661-6763
Cell: (519) 859-9660
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Recognized to Ontario Chapter for:
Civil/Commercial Mediation

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  • Practice Commenced2012
  • # of MEDS (as of 24/6/24)400
  • # of ARBS (as of 24/6/24) 
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Steven J. Atkinson is a partner with the HARRISON PENSA's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group.  He was also one of the firm's Co-managing Partners for the better part of the last decade until stepping down in May of 2022. Steve has a diverse litigation practice with almost 30 years experience. He works for individuals and corporations of all sizes, including insurance companies and has been successful before all levels of the Courts in Ontario.  Year after year, Steve is recognized by his peers in both "Best Lawyers in Canada" and "Canadian L'expert Directory". In fact, in August of 2023, it was announced that Steve was elected by his peers as "LAWYER OF THE YEAR" for insurance law for the London/Windsor Region for 2024. 

Steve's mediation practice takes him all over the Province of Ontario.  Since the Covid-19 Pandemic, the majority of the mediations are taking place on-line and Steve is comfortable using any of the more commonly used virtual platforms.  He is often hired to act as a Mediator to assist with disputes regarding a variety of issues including personal injury (tort/accident benefits), disability and life insurance, professional negligence claims and a broad range of commercial/contractual disputes.

During the mediation process, he is able to use his diverse experience as a counsel for both Plaintiffs and Defendants as well as his training at the Harvard Negotiation Institute to help the parties engage in a constructive discussion of the relevant issues. His mediation clients often comment on his tenacity and willingness to work hard to find a way to get claims resolved.  He has now conducted in excess of 650 mediations as a mediator.

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Case Experience

  • Accounting
  • Architecture
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Competition Act
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Copyrights
  • Disability Claims
  • E-Commerce
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Estates & Trusts
  • Expropriation
  • Government/Municipalities
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Torts
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wrongful Death
  • Wrongful Dismissal


  • 2012 Harvard Law School, Harvard Negotiation Institute (Certificate -
    Mediating Disputes)
  • 1992-1993 Law Society of Upper Canada, Bar Admission Course
  • 1989-1992 University of Manitoba, Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) (Dean’s Honour List)
  • 1985-1989 University of Western Ontario, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Middlesex Law Association
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute Ontario
  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals (formerly)
  • Best Lawyers in Canada
  • Canadian L'expert Directory
  • Canadian Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

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