Catherine Bruder


Direct Line: 416-867-4504

Clerk: Brandon Jovanovski
Direct Line: 416.867.8742

Assistant: Oasis Zhang
Direct Line: 416.867.4517

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Catherine A. Bruder is an experienced civil litigator, and founding partner of Bruder Springstead LLP. Catherine has appeared as counsel in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court, and the Ontario Court of Appeal. Catherine has also appeared on applications and arbitrations before the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal and the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, respectively.

Catherine has a diverse civil litigation practice, encompassing areas including serious personal injury, professional negligence, product liability, commercial disputes and insurance coverage issues. Catherine has a keen understanding of her clients’ needs and interests, and takes pride in servicing those needs in an innovative, effective and timely way.

Catherine has added work as a mediator to  her practice.


Catherine has deep ties in the legal community. She has presented a number of seminars to lawyers and insurance professionals on topics including commercial general liability policies, automobile insurance policies, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act applications, and advertising injury offences.

Catherine has completed a program on Mediation and Negotiation at Harvard University.


  • Ontario, 1994


  • Mediation Course, Harvard Law School, 2018.
  • LL.B., Osgoode Law School, 1992.
  • B.A., Hons., English (Rhetoric and Professional Writing), University of Waterloo, 1989.


  • Advocates’ Society ​​​​
  • Metropolitan Lawyer’s Association
  • Canadian Bar Association ​​​​
  • Defence Research Institute

BRUDER SPRINGSTEAD LLP18 King St. E., Suite 1501Toronto, ON, M5C 1C4     F416.364.7207

Availability Calendar

Please choose a date for your mediation from the calendar below, complete the booking form, and click “send”. I will respond to your mediation request by the end of the next business day. Please feel free to contact me at or 416.867.4504 for assistance.


Half-day Mediation
(3 hours plus preparation)
Full-day Mediation
(6 hours plus preparation)
2 party fee: $2,000 $3,500
Additional party fee: $350 $500
Additional time: $350 per hour $350 per hour

H.S.T. and any applicable disbursements will be added to the above fees.


A cancellation fee will be charged for mediations cancelled less than 30 days in advance of the mediation date as follows:

  • Half-day Mediations:      $1,000 plus H.S.T.
  • Full-day Mediations:       $1,500 plus H.S.T.


Necessary disbursements incurred before cancellation will also be added to the cancellation fee.  If I am able to rebook the mediation date on another matter, I will waive the cancellation fee.