Biographies

Scott Densem

Scott applies an exceptional thirty-five plus years of skill and experience as a barrister, mediator, and arbitrator to any case he is tasked to resolve or decide. In over a decade of mediating and arbitrating full time, Scott has successfully mediated thousands of disputes, conducted many arbitration hearings, and authored more than thirty-five arbitration awards.

For more than twenty five years, Scott was a trial lawyer practicing in the field of civil litigation, specializing in insurance law. In his career as a barrister, Scott was counsel on many cases before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, The Ontario Court of Appeal, and on arbitrations or hearings before various commissions, boards and tribunals.

In 1998, Scott was certified by the Advocate’s Society as having successfully completed its Intensive Mediation Workshop conducted through Harvard Law School. Scott steadily increased his work as a mediator and arbitrator while conducting a civil litigation practice as a partner with Lawson, McGrenere, LLP. In 2008, Scott left private practice to become a full time mediator and arbitrator as president of Densem ADR Solutions Inc.

Counsel who have mediated or arbitrated with Scott have commented that he brings a complete skill set to bear on cases. He understands and is experienced in his subject matter; he is balanced and fair in his approach; and he has an innate common sense that produces reasonable and just results.

It has been said of Scott’s mediation style that he has both a tireless work ethic, and a personable manner, a combination that maximizes the likelihood of settling a case involving even the most difficult facts or personalities.

Asha Densem

Asha graduated from York University with a major in sociology, and a minor in mathematics. She then embarked on a 30 year career working for major municipal and government institutions. At the City of North York, which later became the City of Toronto after amalgamation, Asha developed her knowledge of the public insurance and risk management world. She honed her expertise by pursuing the many courses and training programs detailed in her resume.

Asha subsequently worked for several years as the Insurance and Risk Manager for the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. While there she oversaw the development and implementation of several claims and risk management systems, and loss control programs.

Asha’s ongoing pursuit of education and training in the insurance field culminated with her obtaining her Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designation, and accreditation as a Risk Fellow (RF), an accomplishment shared by only a select group of insurance professionals in Ontario.

In addition to managing the day to day operations of Densem ADR as its ADR Coordinator, Asha is also available to provide the benefit of her significant experience and administrative skill in the municipal insurance/risk management field to assist Scott in educational undertakings on behalf of Densem ADR clients.