BA (McGill), JD (Osgoode), LLM (Osgoode), of the Bar of Ontario
Frank Gomberg was called to the Ontario Bar in 1979 and for 20 years acted
principally for plaintiffs in wrongful death and personal injury claims.
He represented families at a number of landmark Coroners Inquests, including
the inquests into the 1995 TTC subway crash and the 1998 in-hospital death of
Mr. Gomberg was designated a Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law
Society of Upper Canada in January, 1990. He resigned as a specialist in
2005 given his evolving practice to full- time mediator. He now spends
all of his professional time mediating civil cases pending in the Ontario
Superior Court of Justice. He has mediated over 3600 such claims since he
began mediating in 1995.
Mr. Gomberg is a graduate of the Harvard Mediation Workshop (1995) and of
the Advanced Mediation Workshop (1996). He believes in the transformative
power of apology as an element in mediated settlements. He has written a
major research paper entitled “Apology for the Unexpected Death of a Child
in a Healthcare Facility: A Prescription for Improvement” which is available
Mr. Gomberg has taught Trial Advocacy for the former Ontario Centre for
Advocacy Training (OCAT), The Advocates’ Society, to law students at Osgoode
Hall Law School and at Osgoode’s annual Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop
(ITAW). He has lectured and written extensively on personal injury,
mediation, negotiation and related topics. He has chaired or co-chaired
numerous Advocates’ Society, Law Society and Ontario Trial Lawyers Association programs.
He has taught for the Toronto Police Service. He has been on many panel
discussions on damages, settlement of civil cases at mediation, ethical considerations
at mediation, strategies for success at mediation and ancillary topics.
Mr. Gomberg lives in Toronto, though he is a Montrealer at heart.