Marvin J. Huberman

Marvin Huberman is a mediator, arbitrator, and investigator with ADR Chambers.

Marvin is a Chartered Arbitrator (C.Arb.), a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), and a Fellow of the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AiADR). He is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in civil litigation, and is a former administrative law judge, and adjunct law professor at Osgoode Hall Law School where he taught legal ethics and trial advocacy. Marvin is also an investigator for the ADR Chambers Banking Ombuds Office, and has been appointed as an Ombudsman under the Municipal Act, 2001.

Marvin holds a Master of Laws Degree in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Osgoode Hall Law School where he served as a negotiation and mediation coach. He has also served as a civil litigation and advocacy instructor at the Law Society of Upper Canada, Bar Admission Course.

Marvin has expertise in corporate/commercial litigation and administrative and public law, including cases involving banking, contracts, labour, corporate and shareholder remedies, securities, tax, insurance, fiduciary duties, torts, transportation law, professional liability and ethics, and constitutional/human rights. He has extensive experience with administrative/regulatory matters and constitutional/human rights disputes. He served as the Vice-Chair of the Ontario Commercial Registration Appeal Tribunal. Marvin was appointed by the Chief Justice as a member of the Civil Rules Committee (Comité des règles en matière civile), pursuant to the Courts of Justice Act (Ont.).

Marvin has served as litigation counsel and/or mediator/arbitrator in cases involving farm debts, livestock, advertising, marketing, and sales of goods, including farm products, and in the interpretation and application of relevant statutory provisions. Marvin was recently appointed as an arbitrator by the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission.

Marvin co-authored a book entitled “A Puisne Judges’ Guide to Alternative Dispute Resolution: A Handbook for Canadian Judges on ADR in the Courts”, and published several articles, including “Pre-Trial Conferences and Alternative Dispute Resolution Techniques: Maximizing Settlement Potential”, and “ADR in the United States Federal Administrative Justice System – The Administrative Conference of the United States”. His Master of Laws thesis is entitled “Integrating Alternative Dispute Resolution Into Administrative Justice Systems: Improving Society and Justice” and was written in consultation with the Deputy Attorney General of Canada and the Department of Justice Canada.

Marvin is also a founding member of the Chief Justice of Ontario’s Committee on Professionalism in the Legal Profession (2001).

Marvin was a Global Law Experts Awards Winner in 2015 for Commercial Arbitration Law Firm of the year in Canada.

Marvin was the recipient of the M&A Today – Global Award – 2016 as the Law Firm of the Year – Commercial Arbitration – in Canada.

Marvin was awarded the Lawyer International Global Award — 2017 — Law Firm of the Year — Commercial Arbitration — Canada.

Marvin was the recipient of the 2017 Corporate International Magazine Global Award: Partnerships Disputes Mediator of the Year in Canada

Marvin serves as an acclaimed member of the Executive Committee of the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society.

Marvin is the editor of “A Practitioner’s Guide to Commercial Arbitration”, published by Irwin Law in September 2017.

Marvin is available to mediate and arbitrate through ADR Chambers’ Toronto Office.