Donna Robinson has over 30 years experience in the Insurance and Legal fields. She began her career as a claims examiner for The Co-operators and then worked as a litigation law clerk before entering into the independent adjusting field. As a licensed independent adjuster, she worked handling all lines of claims.
Donna is a Paralegal and Insurance Claims Consultant in the Personal Injury Litigation group of Tierney Stauffer LLP. She is hands-on with her clients and epitomizes the firm’s creed that we focus on solutions. She works closely with insurers, medical and health practitioners and is often consulted by other law firms in Ottawa on Accident Benefits issues, as well as assisting other firms in resolving conflicts with the insurers. She is recognized in Ottawa as an expert in the Quebec/Ontario automobile legislation and has given expert witness testimony on various insurance issues in the Ontario courts.
Donna has her CIP designation through the Insurance Institute of Canada and has also completed her accreditation as a mediator through the University of Windsor. She was instrumental in getting the business insurance program at Algonquin College up and running and taught the insurance courses in the full-time program for two years. Donna was an instructor in the Insurance Institute CIP program, and currently instructs the Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario licensing program. She was a frequent speaker for the Insurance Institute in Ottawa and has also presented at the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association conference and the CCLA Civil Litigation conference in Montebello.
Donna sat as chair person for the Insurance Institute of Ontario Ottawa Chapter from 1992 to 1994 and again from 2006 to 2008. She was a board member for that chapter from 1982 until June of 2015.
In addition to her activities in the insurance industry, Donna has been an executive on the board of directors for the Vista Centre, a residence for survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury, for the last 24 years and is active in the Brain Injury Association of the Ottawa Valley.