Dutton Brock LLP

Deanna   M. Stea

Deanna M. Stea

phone: 416.593.4411 Ext:2376

fax: 416.593.5922

email: dstea@duttonbrock.com

Position : Partner


Deanna, who was made a partner in 2011, articled with Dutton Brock and joined the firm as an associate following her call to the Bar in 2002.


Deanna's practice consists of representing insurers and advising risk managers in all aspects of general insurance liability, including products liability, bodily injury, professional negligence, occupier's liability, social host liability, false arrest/false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, construction negligence, property and fire loss, entertainment law disputes, accident benefits and bad faith litigation.


She has appeared as counsel in all levels of courts in Ontario, as well as a Coroner's Inquest. Deanna has also appeared before various tribunals, including the Financial Services Commission of Ontario and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Tribunal.

Education & Awards


Deanna completed her B.A. in 1998 at York University. She went on to complete her LL.B at Ottawa University in 2001. Deanna was admitted to the Ontario Bar in October of 2002.

Lectures & Publications


Deanna has presented to some of the firm's institutional clients respecting the introduction of mandatory use of force training in Ontario (Bill 159) so as to assist those clients/retailers who engage private security personnel to comply with the recent amendments respecting the Private Investigators and Security Guards Act.


In particular, Deanna presented and was a panelist for the Canadian Society for Industrial Security Inc. respecting its forum on Mandatory Use of Force Training in 2007.



Ontario Bar Association: Cutting-Edge Issues in Automobile Insurance 2002 : Advice from the Experts: Bad Faith Claims - Recent Developments


Ontario Bar Association: Operation Update 2006: Recent Developments in Insurance Law: Cases You Should Know About


The Advocates' Society: Tricks of the Trade 2006: Social Host and Occupiers' Liability Cases: Supermarkets, Home Owners and Sidewalks


False Arrest and False Imprisonment Claims in the YouTube Era, Dutton Brock Firm Seminar 2007 and the Ontario Security Industry Forum on Mandatory Use of Force Training


The Risk & Insurance Management Society Conference March 2011: The "F" Word: Is Fraud a Risk?

Memberships & Associations

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