ADR Chambers: Panel Members

Deborah C. Anschell, LL.B., LL.M.

Deborah Anschell is a mediator and arbitrator with ADR Chambers. She is a member of the Law Societies of Upper Canada, Alberta and British Columbia. Deborah earned her LL.M. in ADR at Osgoode Hall Law School in 1998 and her LL.B. at the University of Toronto in 1982. Deborah has mediation experience in insurance (disability, life, subrogation, occupier’s liability, fidelity bonds, motor vehicle, property and casualty, professional negligence), real estate, employment, health law and corporate/commercial matters. She also has 20 years of litigation experience, both in private practice and as corporate counsel.

Originally from Alberta, Deborah was a litigation lawyer in private practice in Calgary and Toronto. From 1989 through 2002, Deborah practiced as a litigator with Confederation Life Insurance Company and Manulife Financial.

From 2002 until 2006, Deborah practiced mediation and facilitated the settlement of hundreds of complex civil cases in a variety of subject matters. Deborah was a Roster Mediator for the Ontario Mandatory Mediation Program from its inception. Between 2006 and 2008, Deborah was Claims Counsel at the Lawyers' Professional Indemnity Company, handling errors and omissions claims against lawyers.

Deborah was the 2007-2008 Chair of the ADR Section of the Ontario Bar Association, Vice-Chair of the ADR Section for the 2006-2007 term, and Newsletter Editor for the ADR Section from 2002 – 2005. Deborah was also on the executive of the Corporate Counsel Section of the OBA for many years. In 2007, she was on the organizing committee of the Roger Fisher Tribute. She is presently a member of the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the OBA. Deborah was a contributing editor, Carswell’s Practice Cases from 1991 – 1996. Deborah is a member of The Advocates’ Society, the Canadian Bar Association and the Toronto Lawyers’ Association. She is a frequent speaker and writer on mediation and litigation for the Canadian Institute and the Ontario Bar Association.

Deborah operates out of the Toronto office of ADR Chambers.

Phone: (416) 362-8555


Availability Calendar

1. While every effort is being made to keep the calendar up to date, ADR Chambers cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information on the calendar. Please call (416) 362-8555 to confirm availability and book the panel member.

2. Please call (416) 362-8555 if the date you need is marked as unavailable to determine whether you can be accommodated by the panel member.

Booking Information

Home City:

Toronto, Ontario

Deborah C. Anschell is willing to travel


Expedited Arbitration


   Partnership Disputes
   Collection / Debtors

   Human Rights (inc Discrim.)
   Wrongful/Constructive Dismissals
   Workplace Disputes

   Personal Injury
   Professional Liability
   Medical Malpractice
   Product Liability
   Life & Disability
   Property & Casualty

   Hospitals/Health Industry
   Landlord / Tenant

Real Estate
   Condominium Issues
   General Real Estate Transactions

To book Deborah C. Anschell
(416) 362-8555