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Michael P. Canning

Partner Call to Bar: 1987
2023 LEXPERT-ranked Lawyer

Michael P. Canning is an experienced insurance defence litigation partner at Beard Winter LLP. His expertise ranges from bodily injury, products liability, and construction deficiency, to property and fire losses, and professional liability over his practice life of more than 30 years.

Over the past two decades, in particular, Michael has focused increasing amounts of his practice in the areas of life and health claims with an emphasis on long-term and short-term disability policies, as well as critical illness, life, health and travel insurance. This includes all types of individual, group, and administrative services only (ASO) claims for an ever-widening spectrum of insurers. He currently heads up the Life and Health team at the firm.

Michael has also embarked, in the last several years, utilizing his litigation and settlement experience in the area of mediation. He acts in the capacity of mediator for dispute resolution in all of the areas of practice that are outlined above, with increasing emphasis on the resolution of life and health claims.

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