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 lawyer for injunctions and trials in complex commercial cases. Her clients have included companies, directors/officers and businesspeople in various industries, including retail, manufacturing, telecommunications and financial services. 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 has been recognized by Best Lawyers™ as a lawyer to watch in medical malpractice law. Jacqueline has also developed a niche education law practice in which she provides counsel to families whose children are experiencing problems such as bullying, harassment, and intimidation at school or at extracurricular institutions.
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 has been an instructor for students at Western University in Advanced Contracts and for students in the Osgoode e-Discovery, Information Governance and Privacy certificate program.
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 Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Advocates’ Society.
- Fehr v. Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, 2023 ONSC 2554; successful counsel in the hearing of multiple motions in a complex class proceeding. Jacqueline’s client was successful in barring certain claims for being out of time, resisting a motion to amend a pleading, and striking portions of an expert’s report. Jacqueline’s client was awarded $75,000 in costs for these motions
- Representing a manufacturing company in a confidential shareholder and employment dispute
- Representing a services company in an injunction against a departed employee for breach of fiduciary duties and theft/misuse of confidential information
- Representing an insurance company in a class proceeding
- 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
- Fehr et al. v. Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, 2021 ONSC 8368: Successfully resisting the majority of a complex productions motion in a certified class proceeding
- 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 arguing for summary judgment to dismiss medical negligence claims as against three physicians and a clinic
- K.C. v. D.M.S., 2016 CanLII 83634: Successfully resisting an appeal to the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board of a decision of the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
- 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
- The Best Lawyers in Canada (2024 Edition), Administrative & Public Law
- Benchmark Litigation Future Star, 2023
- Lexpert Corporate Commercial Litigation – Repeatedly Recommended Litigator, 2023
- Benchmark Litigation, 40 & Under List, 2022
- Benchmark Litigation, Future Star, 2022
- The Best Lawyers in Canada: Ones to Watch (2022 Edition), Medical Negligence