Rebecca Dervaitis Loch, B.A., M.A., LLB., is a mediator and lawyer at Dervaitis Loch Law Professional Corporation in Toronto, and mediates across Ontario both virtually and in-person. Rebecca is also a member in good standing of the Law Society of Ontario and was called to the bar in 2007.
Prior to opening her mediation and litigation practice, Rebecca was a partner at a boutique Toronto law firm practicing exclusively in the area of insurance defence, dealing with personal injury, property loss, subrogation, coverage disputes and policy interpretation. Throughout her career, she has acted for individual, business, and institutional clients on a variety of litigation and administrative law matters, both defending and advancing claims in areas including insurance, professional negligence, medical malpractice, personal injury, sexual abuse, breach of trust, employment, and contract disputes. She has conducted hundreds of mediations from both sides of the table as counsel, and now as a mediator, which she has been doing since June 2019. She offers half day (3 hour) mediations at the roster rate, as determined by the Rules of Civil Procedure, as well as full day (7 hour) and hybrid (5 hour) mediation sessions.
Rebecca graduated with Great Distinction in 2002 from McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a double minor in Political Science and Drama & Theatre Studies. In 2003, she was awarded her Master of Arts in Criminology with Excellence Distinction from the University of Toronto, before attending the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law, graduating in 2006. In 2005, she participated in an exchange with the University of Edinburgh School of Law in Scotland. In addition to being a mediator and lawyer, she is a proud wife, mother (of three), and hockey goalie!