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Robert Lilly, LL.B., Partner

Rob is widely known and respected by other lawyers for his confidence and tenacity in everything he does. “Tireless”, “fierce” and “whip-smart” are how clients describe him. Whether negotiating a large personal injury settlement or helping an executive get a bonus wrongfully withheld, Rob won’t let up until justice is served.

Rob’s preferred areas of practice are: employment law & disability, personal injury, and commercial litigation.

He has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario including the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court of Justice and Court of Appeal along with various administrative tribunals.

Prior to becoming a founding partner of Ertl Lilly LLP, Rob worked at a boutique employment and labour law firm and also for the largest insurance defence firm in Canada.

Rob received his law degree from the University of Victoria, where he developed his love for nature.

Sample of Court Decisions:

Fermin v Intact Financial, 2016 ONSC 5631

Court Awards Our Client 16 Months of Pay


Rob pushed back against “big insurance” and was able to get our client, a long-serving claims representative, 16 months of pay and benefits.

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Jacobson v. Atlas Copco Canada Inc., 2015 ONSC 4


In which the employer tried to claim privilege over a human resources document which was effectively the smoking gun it did not want the plaintiff to see. Rob convinced the court that document must be disclosed to his client. Shortly thereafter, the defendant settled with his client.

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Cilic v. Vivace Tavern Inc., 2015 ONSC 6169


In which after defeating the plaintiff’s summary judgment motion, Rob successfully opposed the plaintiff’s motion for leave to appeal to the Divisional Court of Ontario.

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Faklan v. Niewiadomski, 2014 ONCA 697


In which Rob successfully opposed the plaintiffs’ motion to set aside an administrative dismissal order and the subsequent appeal to the Ontario Court of Appeal. In doing so, he had the claim for hundreds of thousands of dollars dismissed and recovered costs for his clients.

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Stahl v. 30 Forensic Engineering Inc., 2018 ONSC 1092 (CanLII)


Rob successfully defeated the Defendants position that the Plaintiff was not entitled to his bonus because he was not “actively employed.” In doing so, the Plaintiff was able to receive thousands of dollars in bonus and unpaid wages.

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Providing services to the following areas

Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Halton Hills, Guelph, Brampton, Mississauga, Caledon, Aurora, Markham, Newmarket, Barrie, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Peterborough, North Bay, Sudbury, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Bowmanville, Clarington, Brock, Scugog, Uxbridge, Port Hope, Cobourg, and Kingston areas.