A. Benson Forrest

A. Benson Forrest

Founding Partner since 2001
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Email:          forrest@phmlaw.com
Assistant:    May Petridis
Phone:         416-601-2003
Email:          petridis@phmlaw.com

Ben began working with Barry Papazian and Alan Heisey in 1987 and the three of them (together with Michael Myers) formed Papazian Heisey Myers as founding partners in 2001.

Ben has extensive and varied experience in civil litigation, having appeared before all levels of the Ontario courts, as well as administrative tribunals related to the financial services industry.  His particular expertise is in the field of insurance and professional liability defense and assisting licensees in disciplinary proceedings commenced by their governing regulatory bodies.  Ben also has broad experience in general commercial litigation, including construction, franchising and employment disputes.


Ben has had considerable litigation experience before the Ontario courts and has acted as counsel on many successful mediations.

Ben has given numerous seminars for clients and related professional associations on a variety of litigation related topics.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil litigation
  • Professional liability defence
  • Insurance litigation
  • Commercial litigation
  • Construction litigation
  • Employment litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 1988


  • Queen's University, Faculty of Law, Kingston, Ontario, Canada - 1986
  • Trent University - Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) - 1982

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of Upper Canada, Member
  • Ontario Bar Association, Member