Pamela Pengelley


Pamela D. Pengelley is the office managing counsel of Cozen O'Connor LLP's Toronto office. Having joined the firm in 2006, she focuses her practice on large complex commercial and industrial property loss litigation and arbitration, with a concentration on the construction, mining, and energy sectors. Pamela is also the editor of Cozen O'Connor's Canadian Subrogation and Recovery Alerts, and a contributor for Cozen O'Connor's Subrogation & Recovery Blog.

Pamela is called to the bar in Ontario (2006), British Columbia (2011) and Alberta (2011). She is a member of the Toronto Advocates' Society, the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association and the Toronto Lawyers Association.

Pamela has been the recipient of numerous honors including the 2009 David Stockwood Memorial Prize for an advocacy-themed article, the 2008/2009 Marilyn L. Pilkington Award for outstanding academic performance in the LL.M. program, the Canadian Law Library Review's 2005 Feature Article of the Year Award and the 2002 Sonny Ladoo Literary Award. Since 2003, Pamela has been coaching and judging law school teams in the world’s largest advocacy competition, the Willem C. Vis Moot in International Commercial Arbitration, with her teams placing in the top tier. Since 2006, she has attended as a judge for the competition in Vienna, Austria, on an annual basis.

Pamela received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto in 2002, graduating with high distinction and a scholarship for academic excellence. She earned her law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2005, where she subsequently completed a Master of Laws. In 2003, while in the United Kingdom, she received a Certificate in International Business Law from Queens University's International Study Center. 


Cozen O'Connor Names 11 New Shareholders

September 12, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce the promotion of 11 members to shareholders.

Cozen O’Connor Announces Changes to Firm Management 2022

March 23, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce the following changes in firm leadership positions for the 2022 year.

Pengelley Picked to Lead Cozen O’Connor Toronto Office

February 14, 2018

Cozen O’Connor announces Pamela D. Pengelley has been appointed to serve as the Office Managing Partner for the firm’s Toronto office.

Pamela Pengelley Awarded the Stockwood Memorial Prize for Legal Writing

June 10, 2010

Pamela Pengelley of the Toronto office, was awarded the Stockwood Memorial Prize for legal writing. The David Stockwood Memorial Prize honors the contributions of David Stockwood, Q.C., LSM, who served as the editor of The Advocates' Society Journal from 1991 - 2008. Pamela was awarded this prize at the Advocates' Society AGM and End of Term Dinner at the Metro Toronto Convention Center

Pamela D. Pengelley Earns Pilkington Award From Osgoode Hall

October 23, 2008

Pamela D. Pengelley Earns Pilkington Award From Osgoode Hall

Cozen O’Connor Names Its 2007 Pro Bono Honor Roll

April 08, 2008

Cozen O’Connor has announced that 61 attorneys and 8 paralegals have been named to the firm’s 2007 Pro Bono Honor Roll.


Subrogation Poetry [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

October 18, 2023

ChatGPT captures the essence of subrogation in poetic form. Playful and on point, we share the following rhythm and rhyme. As Cozen O'Connor attorneys know and appreciate, sometimes cases need a creative approach....

Looking North: An Introduction to Subrogating in Canada [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

October 12, 2022

In our current episode, co-host, Joe Rich, speaks with some of our Canadian Litigators about the differences in pursuing subrogation claims in Canada versus the U.S. Joe is joined by Pamela Pengelley, Office Managing Counsel of our Firm’s Toronto Office, and David Huard, Office Managing Counsel for...

Turbine Rotors Worldwide May Be Victims of Forged Inspection Data [Alert]

September 15, 2022

In 2022 a whistleblower exposed that Japan Steel Works had been faking the inspection data on these components for over 20 years.

COVID-19: Effects on Canadian Civil Procedures, Limitation Periods [The Lawyers Daily]

April 23, 2020

Pamela Pengelley and Charles Batrouny contributed an article titled, "COVID-19: Effects on Canadian Civil Procedures, Limitation Periods" to The Lawyers Daily. In this article, they discuss the effects of COVID-19 on our court systems.

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

Upcoming Events

Practical Issues in Subrogation Claims: Efficiently Advancing Claims & Quantifying Your Damages

July 25, 2024 - Webinar

Our Canadian-based subrogation attorneys will discuss common issues that arise during litigation and strategies to effectively and efficiently move your case towards a conclusion.

Past Events

Procedural Issues in Arbitration

April 17, 2019 - Toronto, Ontario

2013 Toronto Subrogation Seminar

November 20, 2013 - Toronto, Ontario

2012 Toronto Subrogation Seminar

November 21, 2012 - Toronto, Ontario

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  • Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, LL.M., 2009
  • Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, L.L.B., 2005
  • Queen's University, Certificate (International Business Law), 2003
  • University of Toronto, B.Sc., 2002
  • Ontario
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Ontario Court of Appeal
  • Ontario Superior Court of Justice
  • Supreme Court of Canada
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Defence Lawyers
  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP)
  • Toronto Lawyers Association