Michael Bailey

Chair, Subrogation & Recovery, Canadian Region

Michael Bailey brings almost 40 years of litigation experience to the Subrogation & Recovery Department in the firm's Toronto office. Michael's experience ranges from insurance and risk management to constitutional issues and treaty-based aboriginal land claims. He held positions of leadership at a major Canadian law firm from 1992 to 2009.

Because of his experience, Michael has been sought out as a speaker for seminars on civil litigation and procedure, construction and insurance litigation, and trial advocacy at various organizations, including the Canadian Bar Association and the Society of Insurance Fellows. He has also been an instructor at the University of Calgary, teaching a business law course.

Michael received his Master of Arts in English and his LL.B from the University of Alberta. He earned his Bachelor of Arts with distinction from the University of Calgary. 



Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Michael Bailey to the Firm’s Toronto Office

October 01, 2015

Cozen O’Connor welcomes Michael Bailey as senior counsel to the firm’s Toronto office. Michael brings more than 30 years of litigation experience and will work with the Subrogation & Recovery Department.


Effects of COVID 19 Emergency on Canadian Civil Procedures and Limitation Periods

March 24, 2020

Michael Bailey and Pam Pengelley detail all of the court closings in Canada.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

NASP 2019 Annual Conference

October 27, 2019 - National Harbor, MD


  • University of Alberta, LL.B., 1985
  • University of Alberta, M.A., 1982
  • University of Calgary, B.A., 1980
  • Alberta
  • Ontario
  • British Columbia
  • British Columbia Superior Court of Justice
  • Court of Appeal of Alberta
  • Court of King's Bench of Alberta
  • Federal Court (Canada)
  • Federal Court of Appeal (Canada)
  • North West Territories Superior Court of Justice
  • Ontario Superior Court of Justice
  • Supreme Court of Canada

Canadian Bar Association

Ontario Bar Association

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association

The Advocates' Society

Law Societies of Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia

Ontario Risk and Insurance Management Society