Pamela Pengelley
Cozen O'Connor

One Queen Street E., Suite 1920
Toronto, Ontario M5C 2W5, Canada
Phone: 416-361-3200 Ext:.224
Fax: 416-361-1405
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Finance & Banking
  • Insurance
  • International Law & Trade
  • Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Transportation

Practice/Organization Description

Pamela Pengelley is an Associate with Cozen O'Connor, practicing commercial litigation.

Pamela received a B.Sc. from the University of Toronto in 2002, graduating with high distinction and a scholarship for academic excellence. She earned her LL.B and LL.M from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Ontario. During the course of her academic studies, Pamela received various honors including the 2008/2009 Marilyn L. Pilkington Award for outstanding academic performance in the LL.M. prorgram, the Sonny Ladoo Literary Award in 2002, and the Canadian Law Library

Review’s Feature Article of the Year Award in 2005. Since 2003, Pamela has been coaching Canadian law school teams to compete in the world’s largest advocacy competition, the Willem C. Vis Moot in International Commercial Arbitration, with her teams placing in the top tier. She attends as a judge for the competition in Vienna, Austria on an annual basis. She also the co-administrator of a legal blog, CyberINQUIRER (, dealing with recent developments in the area of cyber law and insurance.


Author, "Indemnity and Infidelity: Advancement of Defence Costs in Actions 'By…the Corporation,'" Canadian Business Law Journal, (Publication forthcoming, 2009)

Author, "Reality Cheque: Bank Liability for Fraudulent Bills of Exchange," Without Prejudice, Vol. 73(2)45 (October 2008)

Author, "Foresight in Hindsight: An Insight into Ahmed v. Stefaniu and De-Biasing Legal Evaluations of Reasonable Care," Annual Review of Civil Litigation 2007, Archibald, Mr. Justice Todd L. and Echlin, Mr. Justice Randall (eds.) (Toronto: Carswell, 2007)

Author, "Confidentiality and Disclosure in Mediation: When the Chicken Won't Talk," Advocates Quarterly, Vol. 33(4), 473-489 (December 2007)

Author, “A Compelling Situation: Enforcing American Letters Rogatory in Ontario,” Canadian Bar Review, Vol. 85(2), 345-372 (January 2007)

Author, “Ignorance of the Law is No Excuse: A Law Student’s Perspective on Acquiring Legal Information Literacy,” Canadian Law Library Review, Vol. 30(2), 80-84 (Summer 2005)


• State Farm v. Brijlal, 2007 CANLII 45419 (Ont. S.C.)

• State Farm v. Brijlal, 2007 CANLII 23176 (Ont. S.C.).

• Hollinger International Inc. v. American Home Assurance Company, 2006 CanLII 14717 (ON S.C.).


Commercial Litigation, Professional Liability, Product Liability, Insurance, Coverage, Subrogation & Recovery, Cargo / Transportation Claims, Banking, Arson & Fraud, Director's and Officers Liability, Property Damage, Bills of Exchange, PPSA, Commercial Arbitration, International Trade and Shipping Claims, CISG

Bar Admissions

Pamela Pengelley was called to the Ontario Bar in 2006


Ontario Superior Court

Ontario Court of Appeal

Supreme Court of Canada


York University - Osgoode Hall Law School (2009)

LL.M, (Master of Laws) - 2008/2009 Marilyn Pilkington Award Recipient

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School (2005)

LL.B., (Bachelor of Laws)

Queen's University (2003)

Certificate, International Business Law

University of Toronto (2002)

B.Sc. - With High Distinction

Professional Associations & Memberships

Canadian Bar Association

Ontario Bar Association

Advocates' Society

Toronto Lawyers' Association

Canadian Defence Lawyers

National Association of Subrogation Professional

Honors and Awards

• Marilyn Pilkington Award - awarded for academic acheivement in the LL.M. program, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2009

• Pro-Bono Honor Roll, Cozen O'Connor, 2007

• Feature Article of the Year Award, Canadian Law Library Review, 2005

• Scholarship for Academic Excellence, University of Toronto, 2003

• Sonny Ladoo Literary Award, University of Toronto, 2002

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