Jacqueline Cole is a partner at Ross Nasseri LLP. She has a general litigation practice with an emphasis on corporate commercial litigation, appellate litigation, and professional liability.
Jacqueline has established herself as a go-to trial and appeal lawyer for complex cases in the commercial, regulatory, and health law spaces. Her clients have included companies and business people in various industries, including cannabis, telecommunications, financial services, and retail. She has experience litigating contractual disputes, shareholder disputes, oppression proceedings, economic torts, competition claims, and regulatory matters. She has also represented physicians in professional negligence and misconduct proceedings before courts and administrative tribunals and was recently recognized by Best Lawyers™ as a lawyer to watch in medical malpractice law.
Jacqueline is a seasoned trial and appeal lawyer and has appeared as counsel before all levels of court in Ontario, the Federal Court, and various regulatory tribunals. Jacqueline regularly appears at the Commercial List in Toronto on urgent and complex commercial disputes. She also teaches Advanced Contracts to students at Western University and regularly speaks on panels and at programs for lawyers on civil litigation.
Prior to joining Ross Nasseri LLP as a partner, Jacqueline was a commercial and medical litigator at McCarthy Tétrault’s Toronto office. Jacqueline received her JD from Western University in 2013. She received the Davies, Ward, Phillips and Vineberg LLP Award for exceptional achievement and was recognized on the Dean’s Honor List. Jacqueline also has a BA (with Honours) from Western University with a double major in business and political science, and a MPA from the Queen’s University School of Policy Studies. She previously worked in policy development and advocacy in the not-for-profit and public sectors.
Jacqueline is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Advocates’ Society.
- Representing a public corporation in multi-dealer system change litigation
- Representing a telecommunications company in obtaining an Anton Piller Order for the search and seizure of evidence of piracy of their creative content
- Representing a dual-listed company in a confidential international mining dispute
- Representing a telecommunications company defending claims of misleading advertising brought by the Commissioner of Competition
- 743584 Ontario Inc. v. LAC Otelnuk Mining Ltd., 2021 ONSC 5255: Successfully staying a proceeding pursuant to a motion brought under s. 7 of the Arbitration Act, 1991
- Stepita v. Dibble, 2020 ONSC 3041: Successfully defending several physicians at trial on a negligence action arising from the diagnosis of a heart mass
- The Catalyst Capital Group Inc. v. VimpelComp Ltd., 2018 ONSC 2471: Successfully dismissing an action against an investor as an abuse of process
- Latulippe v. Greenspoon, 2017 ONSC 6579: Successfully argued for summary judgment to dismiss medical negligence claims as against three physicians and a clinic
- Nguyen v. Economical Mutual Insurance Company et al, 2015 ONCA 828: Successfully resisting an extension of time to appeal the dismissal of an action
Awards & Rankings
- Recognized in The Globe and Mail’s Canada’s Best Law Firms list for Dispute Resolution (Litigation, Arbitration & Investigations) (2022)
- The Best Lawyers in Canada: Ones to Watch (2022 Edition), Medical Negligence