Tracy Lyle is a partner at Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP, and leader of our Litigation Practice Group.
Prior to joining the firm, Tracy was partner at a Pembroke law firm. She has significant experience in insurance-related litigation, acting for injured persons and families in medical malpractice cases, sexual abuse cases, wrongful death cases, motor vehicle accidents, slip-and-falls, and disability insurance claims.
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Tracy also acts as general counsel to a number of organizations, including a local county school board. She deals with human right matters, general disputes, and student issues. She has also advised on WSIB claims and contractual disputes.
Tracy is passionate about helping people. Representing plaintiffs in personal injury matters is all about dealing with the real impact that an injury has had on a person. It can be a very difficult period in their lives, and Tracy strives to make a meaningful connection with her clients and assist them fairly and kindly to reach a resolution.
Tracy believes that clear communication is essential to a good client relationship. She makes sure not only to manage expectations, but also to be responsive to her clients’ concerns, understanding what’s important to them, and protecting their interests. She is reasonable and practical, and her strength is being able to deal with the real issues at stake, not wasting time on things that won’t make a tangible difference to her clients’ well-being.
Outside of work, Tracy is very much involved with the lives of her three sons. She also enjoys running, biking, travelling to different parts of the world, and spending time at her cottage on the Ottawa River.
- >Called to the Bar of Ontario 1997
- >L.L.B., Silver Medallist, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario (1995)
- >B.A., Queens University, Kingston, Ontario (1992)
Professional Activities and Organizations
- >Deputy Judge of the Small Claims division of Ontario Superior Court (2012-2018)
- >Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (past member of the Editorial Board)
- >Renfrew County Law Association (past President)